Bloomberg’s Letter to Orszag

The mayor’s office released a letter they sent to President Obama’s budget director, breaking down the cost the city will bear for hosting the federal K.S.M. trial here.

“We estimate the cost for security operations will be approximately $216 million for the first year and $206 million annually in subsequent years,” the mayor wrote in the letter, dated January 5.

He noted, ” For the sake of comparison, the cost of policing the Republican National Convention in 2004 was $50 million and that event was less than a week long.”