From the Daily News:
The mayor's office has refused to say where Bloomberg was.
When Vallone asked Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith during the hearing whether First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris was in town, Goldsmith deflected the question. He acknowledged being in Washington.
The mayor's office says Bloomberg and his aides are entitled to privacy and don't have to reveal their whereabouts.
Bloomberg says he's in constant touch with his staff by phone, email and even police radio through his NYPD bodyguards when he travels.
But Vallone, who chairs the Council's public safety committee, says that's not good enough.
He's working on legislation that would force the mayor to file a public notice when he leaves town and designate a chain of command in his absence.
In his letter to Bloomberg yesterday, Vallone asked for details on how the mayor complies with a current city charter requirement to appoint a boss when he leaves the five boroughs.
A Bloomberg spokesman declined to comment on Vallone's request but said the administration plans to respond to the letter.