New York, NY - Officials Spend Thousands On Car Service Trips
New York, NY - City officials have spent tens of thousands of dollars on car services so far this year, despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s public embrace of mass transit.
That’s according to a new online database that tracks and posts city expenditures hours after they are processed.
The database is called Checkbook NYC and it was unveiled Thursday by the city comptroller.
Officials said it shows 99% of all the money the city spends - more than $35 billion since Jan. 1.
Among the expenditures are more than $10,000 in car service charges among the mayor’s own budget staff, more than $66,000 by law department officials and more than $11,000 racked up by City Council staffers.
Bloomberg often talks about how New York City’s subway system is the best in the world.
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