Listen: New York City, Jimmy Walker And City Hall discussed on Brett Winterble
"Telling the truth. Let's start with crooked as city journals. Bob McManus put it you would have to go back to Jimmy Walker. Not not, not Jay, Jay Walker Jimmy Walker. The crooked mayor back along. Time ago in New York. And maybe earlier than that, to find a mayor. So grievously inclined to use the municipal F I S C as a political piggy-bank, New York City, has tough campaign finance laws, complete with a generous, eight to one match of public funds for smaller contributions, all designed to stop office holders from selling access, and selling favors after taking office in two thousand fourteen he did a complete end run around those limits set up a nonprofit, he controlled the campaign for one New York and sold city hall to Connie donors, CO, NY donors, the most notorious favor was the lifting of a deed restriction with city hall, pushing your across to okay, a change a developer paid sixteen point one million dollars to remove the requirement that a building, be a healthcare facility and made a seventy two million dollar profit by turning it into high end condos. News of such outrages, eventually, led the mayor to shut down the organization, even as he protested that many donors, didn't get favors. But when he finally released a long promised column on that point, he only managed to specify four favors that donors didn't get and two of those donors did get other favors. He's a criminal. The US attorney took an unusual step of noting publicly that multiple city hall transaction transactions appear contrary to the intent of the pay for play laws that are in"