Official Fundraising

Monday, December 29, 2008

Senior city government leaders and elected officials may now fundraise, on city time and with city resources for non-profits, under certain conditions. The Conflicts of Interest Board released new rules today on the question. A city leader may fundraise for groups that promote the interests of New York City, and whose work supports the specific duties of that official. But officials are restricted from directly soliciting anyone with matters pending before their office. The ruling immediately paves the way for several city officials to begin working on behalf of non-profits that have lost city funding in the economic downturn.

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