June 25, 2010, Yonkers, NY — Yonkers awaits a salient response from the Board of Ethics who were asked to look into the conduct of Frank Rubino regarding his accepting employment with Harris Beach, Yonkers’ Bond Counsel, within weeks of stepping down from his position as Yonkers Corporation Counsel. The June meeting of the Ethics Board, shy of attendance by the hospitalized Hon. Joseph Nocca who presides as its Board Chairman, caused the meeting to be cut short. The issue of whether Frank Rubino abided by the tenets of the Board of Ethics will be reviewed by the august body in their July meeting.
The Board of Ethics is clear on how accepting employment with a City of Yonkers (CoY) vendor, still conducting business with CoY, may be accomplished. Mr Rubino chose not to ask for a waiver from the Board of Ethics. He is in violation of the tenets set by the City of Yonkers Code of Ethics.
Evidently unburdened by protocol but ascribing to exemplary family values coveted by City Hall, Frank Rubino made sure his son Chris would find a job, with daddy's help of course. Chris Rubino is now employed in the office of MIS in an unbudgeted position title – #20 on a civil service list.
In the footsteps of former Yonkers Public Schools Superintendent Angelo Petrone, who found employment for his daughter’s boyfriend, Frank Rubino has found employment for his son’s girlfriend, Allicia Boss. Ms Allicia Boss, once a lowly part-time clerk paid an hourly wage, she has been elevated to legal secretary status, replacing the now deceased Agnes Serpa, who attained the salary of $56,000 per annum in her last year of employment.
It may behoove the Yonkers Board of Ethics to append next months agenda with these additional issues and concerns.