From the Daily News:
Council Speaker Christine Quinn today outlined long-needed additional disclosure requirements and procedures for doling out the near $50 million worth of member items— AKA “pork” — the council distributed to thousands of non-profit groups, some of which have figured in major scandals for the Council in recent years, reports Frank Lombardi here at City Hall:
But she politely rebuffed Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s request that the Council turn over to him for posting on his website the applications that groups seeking funding for the coming FY 2011 budget are in the process of submitting.
She said the Council will begin posting those applications itself, starting a year from now for the FY 2012 budget year.
Individual members are free to turn over their applications to de Blasio if they wish to do so.
Will you do that? She was asked.
“No,” she shot back.