By Mario Diaz
July 21, 2015
It was PIX11 News who back on the first of July was the first report that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city were reviewing the contracts that involved Donald Trump. Included in the contracts, is the deal the city and Trump cut regarding the recently unveiled and highly-touted Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx. On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the following regarding the status of the review during a news conference, “I don’t have a report back yet. My impression is that unless there has been some breaking of a contract or something that gives us a legal opportunity to act I’m not sure we have a specific course of action.”...
Meanwhile New York City Councilman Mark Levine says that momentum has grown in his “Dump Trump” campaign, “We have gotten almost universally positive feedback on our push to get Trump out of parks.”
Levine, who represents the 7th District in northern Manhattan, says the city has wide latitude to terminate the contract, “I think we need to push the envelope as far as we legally can to explore avenues to terminate these contracts, at the same time I am working with my staff to explore legislative solutions here to see if we need to amend city law.”