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July 31, 2015

NYCON Comments: Queens Library Scandal Spurs Nonprofit Oversight Bill

Queens Library Scandal Spurs Nonprofit Oversight Bill
by Catie Edmondson, Jul 28, 2015  Gotham Gazette

On the heels of New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer's report on Queens library executives engaging in questionable practices, Queens Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley is renewing her push for greater oversight of officers of city-funded nonprofit organizations.

Crowley's bill, introduced to the Council's contracts committee and currently in preliminary stages, would require officers of nonprofit organizations— defined as chief executive, operating and finance officers— that receive 50 percent or more of their funding from the city to file conflict of interest disclosure forms to the city agencies that fund them. 

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