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More Bogus Groups (UPDATE)
April 3rd, 2008

Here is the complete list, via the Politicker, of fabricated groups that got city funds for both fiscal year 2007 and 2008. The total comes to $4.7 million.

Interestingly, you search for all the 2008 groups and none are listed in Schedule C - the budget document that outlines all of the City Council’s expenses and member items.

Under Council Speaker Christine Quinn, budget transparency is supposed to be a priority. As part of that, she spearheaded a reform to list what organizations got council funding and what member backed the proposal.

Because the phantom groups are not listed, it does not help us determine who was behind the bogus appropriations. It also seems that transparency was applicable to certain organizations only. We’re waiting for an explanation from Quinn’s office.

Update: Quinn’s office contends the bogus organizations were not in the council’s Fiscal 2008 Schedule C, because the speaker had ordered staff to cease holding unallocated funds. A council spokesman said staff disregarded the speaker’s instructions.

American Association of Concerned Veterans
Association of Community Partners
Coalition for Strong Special Education
Coalition for Informed Individuals
Community Development for Stronger Neighborhoods
Firewood Senior Services
Great American Family Health Services
Greater New York Cleaning Program
Forever Green New York City
Immigration Improvement Project of New York
Learning Through Arts Initiative
Moving Up, Building Bridges
New Metropolitan Housing Services
New York Foundation for Community Development
Rockwood Regional Development Foundation
Senior Citizens for Equality
Social Alliance for New York
Stand New York

By on April 3, 2008, 5:17 pm
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2 Responses to “More Bogus Groups (UPDATE)”

  1. Constantine Kavadas Says:
    April 4th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Yet another great example why term limits are necessary.

  2. Jack Benton Says:
    April 11th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Another scandal
    NYC is a cesspool

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