From the Daily News:
Public advocate candidate Eric Gioia was the lone city councilman to vote against the budget this year.
Gioia said he feared some of the lawmakers' discretionary spending - known as "pork" - might later be found to have gone to sketchy causes.
Despite his concerns, Gioia, a Queens Democrat, had no problem plying local groups with his own share of pork for the budget year that starts Wednesday.
What's more, he raked in thousands of dollars in donations from employees and board members of these groups.
Councilman Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) took Gioia to task during the vote.
"I told him that if he thinks it's that terrible, he shouldn't take the money," Felder said.