Manor Democratic candidates: Village board spent $150,000 over 3 years on lobbyists to call on Paulin, Biaggi

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Village hall for the Village of Pelham Manor.

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by Pelham Manor Democratic mayoral candidate Ramsey McGrory.

The current VoPM board should not be spending residents’ money to hire lobbyists to do their job.

FACTS: Over the last three years (2017-2019), the VoPM board has spent $150K to use lobbyists to do their job lobbying local representatives Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and State Sen Alessandra Biaggi (a Pelham Manor native). Disclosures also show the lobbyist continues to be paid in the fiscal year 2020-21.

None of the information below is communicated in VoPM budgets, but is public information.

FACTS: Lobbying and Consulting Fees

$24,996 in 2017 to Brown and Weinraub and $29,999 to Jackson Lewis

$49,992 in 2018 to Brown and Weinraub

$49,992 in 2019 to Brown and Weinraub

https://jcope.ny.gov/2019-annual-report-and-related-data (search under Client Disclosures)

(search prior years here as well)

Search Pelham Manor, Brown and Weinraub receiving $4,166/month in 2020-21 from Pelham Manor for “Economic Development – General” JCOPE Lobbying Search (ny.gov)

Search for Pelham Manor (as public corporation), and you can see more details about what B&W discloses:  JCOPE Lobbying Search (ny.gov)