Common Cause/NY Statement on the Mayor's Legal Bills

NEW YORK, NY (06/30/2017) (readMedia)-- In response to Mayor Bill de Blasio's announcement that he will cover his legal costs with a combination of city funds and privately raised money, Common Cause/NY Executive Director Susan Lerner released the following statement:

"It is appropriate for tax payers to cover some costs and appropriate for the Mayor to raise funds through a legal defense fund. However, the Mayor is correct that there is no satisfactory existing framework to address the legal expenses incurred by public officials in New York City, which is why Common Cause/NY will be releasing a long planned comparative analysis, recommendations, and suggested legislation next week."