Mount Vernon City Council President André Wallace Letter to Mayor Richard Thomas

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ANDRÉ WALLACE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT

CITY COUNCIL

ONE ROOSEVELT SQUARE, ROOM 104 MOUNT VERNON, NY 10550

(914) 665-2352 · FAX (914) 668-6044 www.cmvny.com

 

May 22, 2019

 

CITY COUNCIL

ONE ROOSEVELT SQUARE, ROOM 104 MOUNT VERNON, NY 10550

 

Re: “Special” City Council Meeting – Bank Account Allegations

 

Dear Mayor Thomas:

We write in response to your letter asking for the City Council to conduct a “special” City Council meeting to address the removal of the Mayor and City Council President as signatories from the JPMorgan Chase bank account. We are also aware that the Comptroller has made numerous allegations against you for improperly accessing the same bank account to wire funds that were not approved by the Comptroller, the City Council, or the Board of Estimate & Contract. Both sets of allegations are, of course, equally troubling. We are currently investigating the matters and will take up the issue formally once we have concluded that investigation.

I would note, however, that I have never been added to the account as a signatory and that the removal of Councilwoman Copeland’s name from the bank account is not, of itself improper, as she is no longer the President of the City Council. That said, we will make the appropriate inquiries with the Comptroller as to both items and report our findings accordingly.

 

Respectfully yours,

André Wallace

City Council President

Cc: 

City Council

Comptroller Deborah Reynolds 

Mount Vernon Board of Ethics

 

SOURCE: Mount Vernon City Council President. André Wallace.

 

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