Representative of NYC Comptroller's Office Speaks at Club

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:45 Written by  Markoe-Boyd, Marlene Read 756 times
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President Sal Sottile and Kevin Elkins President Sal Sottile and Kevin Elkins

Kevin Elkins from NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer's Office spoke to club members about the responsibilities and programs of the NYC Comptroller's Office. Kevin also took the opportunity to answer several questions from members about minimum wage, tax issues, paid sick leave, and city regulatory bodies that small businesses interact.

Kevin described in detail the duties of the Comptroller's Office including overseeing the pension fund, managing the variety of claims brought against the City of New York (there are 700 million claims against the City) , and auditing of city agencies to ensure that tax payer monies are being spent and managed appropriately.  The Comptroller's Office also reviews all city contracts to ensure they are legitimate and appropriate. Some of the Comptroller's audits focused on monies that should have been appropriated more efficiently to the special needs community through the NYC Department of Education and problems associated with the Hurricane Sandy recovery program - Build it Back.

Kevin also discussed the Comptroller's Red Tape Commissions, handed out a guide to becoming a vendor in New York City, and discussed Comptroller Stringer's understanding of Staten Island issues that are of importance and need attention like potholes and transportation alternatives such as light rail.

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