Two City Council members leaving a meeting in Christine Quinn’s office just confirmed that she will drop the proposal from her reform package that would have required groups seeking funding from the city to complete a competitive "request for proposal" process.
According the Council members, under Quinn’s new plan, the City Council will get to decide how much money community groups will get, but the vetting and auditing of the groups will be done by mayoral agencies.
She is scheduled to
give the new proposals in detail speak at a breakfast hosted by Citizens Union tomorrow morning.
UPDATE: The Executive Director of Citizens Union, Dick Dadey, said the closed-door event is for members of the organization only, and had been scheduled for some time. He also said it is not related to Quinn’s budget proposals. Quinn’s office said she not unveil her budget proposal there.