Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Non-partisans" commingle with the Bloomberg campaign

Elizabeth Benjamin reports about the connection between Bloomberg's re-election campaign and supposedly non-partisan groups. In Frieden's Bloomberg Foundation Work, she writes

Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden, who is reportedly up for a job with the Obama administration, met with Mayor Bloomberg’s top pollster and another political consultant last year, according to records obtained by the DN's Kate Lucadamo.

The Health Department says both lunch meetings were part of Frieden's private work for the Bloomberg Family Foundation.

This was brought to my attention on a bloglabeled Truth, Justice and Freedom:

Mayor Bloomberg's closest aide, Deputy Mayor Patti Harris, has been working for his charitable foundation without first getting clearance from city ethics watchdogs.

Harris, who earns $227,219 a year on the city payroll, took on an advisory role for the Bloomberg Family Foundation, which the mayor set up last year to give away his billions.

And she's not the only city employee doing side work with the foundation.

Read more here

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