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Quinn Responds to Lopez Nonprofit
September 16th, 2010

The City Council will not freeze funding for the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council — a nonprofit founded by Assemblymember Vito Lopez now under investigation by the city’s Department of Investigation — but it will check in with the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services to “get further information,” said Council Speaker Christine Quinn this afternoon.

The nonprofit came under fire this week after the Department of Investigation reported dysfunction and so-called incompetence within the organization and its board. Lopez denies this.

This fiscal year the council gave more than $581,000 to the group through its member items. All member items, Quinn said today, go through a rigorous vetting process by the council and the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services.

When asked this afternoon whether the funding of Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council called that vetting process into question, Quinn said, “We have a process that we believe is the best out there in the country.”

By on September 16, 2010, 2:46 pm
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