Ognibene’s Offer: Counsel to The Mayor

Since the Voice broke the story yesterday that Tom Ognibene, Bloomberg’s potential Republican challenger, was offered a job with the Bloomberg campaign, it’s also been reported that an unspecified, $150,000-a-year City Hall job was dangled.

Now this City Hall is supposed to be free from patronage. Bloomberg disdains old-style politics like, say, buying off rivals with city funds and fancy titles. But we hear from a source familiar with the meeting that Ognibene was offered a specific job and a specific title in Mike’s City Hall: Counsel to the Mayor.