New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

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Politico New York Playbook Time Travel to Save City Quadrillion Dollars by Azi Paybarah

New York Playbook Time Travel to Save City Quadrillion Dollars

BEN KALLOS: "Time Travel to Save City Quadrillion Dollars." "Investment of tax dollars into time travel, will provide an infinite return on investment as we are able to avoid calamity be altering our time line. So long as we do not create a portal to the alternate timelines we destroy, we should all be fine." SEE THE STATEMENT: http://benkallos.com/press-release/time-travel-study-legislation-drafting-and-passage-announced-council-member-ben-kallos

Capital New York Councilman considers hearing on allegations of NYPD quotas by Azi Paybarah

Councilman considers hearing on allegations of NYPD quotas

Councilman Ben Kallos of Manhattan said Monday that he may hold a hearing into allegations that members of New York Police Department destroyed documents that would show the agency has a quota system for summonses—something top cops have denied for years.

”Destruction of evidence is a serious charge and one that the courts will have to decide on as they move forward," said Kallos, chairman of the Council's government operations committee. "The allegations in this case are troubling for anyone who has ever received a ticket they felt was unfair.”

Capital New York Councilman questions $4 billion in contract overruns by Azi Paybarah

Councilman questions $4 billion in contract overruns

Councilman Ben Kallos asked the city's Law Department today to help investigate what he estimates could be nearly “$4 billion in overspending, on $6 billion worth of contracts."

Kallos, chairman of the Government Operations Committee, made the request during a budget hearing this morning at City Hall, citing a 2012 law that required the City Council to be notified if contracts had significant cost overruns.

Capital New York Three city lawmakers agree to take crowd-sourced questions by Azi Paybarah

Three city lawmakers agree to take crowd-sourced questions

Council members Brad Lander and Ben Kallos, along with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, are the first New York elected officials to sign up for a new online platform that allows the public to directly ask questions of elected officials.

New York Observer Another Transparency Web Site by Azi Paybarah

Another Transparency Web Site

Ben Kallos, former chief of staff to Assemblyman Jonathan Bing who is currently working on Mark Green's campaign, is launching a new Web site that allows users to search the attendance records of state lawmakers, making available information that the state isn’t so quick to provide. (Ask folks in the Albany press corps about that.)