Add another $2.6 million to the city budget — to cover Mayor de Blasio’s legal bills.
The city quietly posted notice of a proposed $2.6 million contract between the Law Department and Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel LLP — Hizzoner’s law firm — in the City Record Friday.
The contract is “to provide Legal Services to the mayor in connection with an investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and related work” from 2016 to 2018.
The firm represented de Blasio and others at City Hall in a series of investigations into his dealing with fund-raisers — including Harendra Singh, the businessman who pleaded guilty to bribing the mayor. The mayor and his staff were not charged or convicted of any crimes during the year-long probes — but racked up quite a legal bill.
And the taxpayer-funded tab is expected to keep climbing.
“No,” spokesman Eric Phillips said when asked if the $2.6 million was the full legal bill to the city. “When there is a final, complete amount we will release that figure.”