De Blasio not reimbursing city - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

De Blasio not reimbursing city

Posted: Updated:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. (AP photo) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. (AP photo)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Mayor Bill de Blasio won't be reimbursing the city for most of his personal travels that involve his security detail.

"We have followed the conflict of interest board guidelines. I am following their guidelines to the letter," said de Blasio.

The mayor has been heavily criticized for not paying the city back for travel expenses.

Attention around the issue started last week when de Blasio was spotted not paying for a subway ride to Barclays Center while on official business.

The Wall Street Journal looked into just how often Hizzoner paid for his own transportation and found the answer was not often.

Taxpayers have to foot the bill for $2.50 subway rides and gas on personal, out-of-state weekend trips, most of the time, according to the WSJ.

While not illegal, past mayors have reimbursed the city particularly for personal get-aways.

A spokesperson for the mayor told the paper it's appropriate for the city to pickup the cost for the mayor while on official city business.

The de Blasio family was chauffeured around Italy on their recent vacation in a white, SUV Mercedes Benz. The city paid the bill. The de Blasios paid for the trip itself.

Mayor de Blasio routinely takes the subway to City Hall from Gracie Mansion.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:43:17 GMT
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
  • High-fiving strangers in NYC

    High-fiving strangers in NYC

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:01:29 GMT
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
  • Empire State Building Facebook review controversy

    Empire State Building Facebook review controversy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:52:40 GMT
    When it comes to visiting New York City landmarks, half the fun is reviewing them afterward on social media sites like Facebook. But some folks say the Empire State Building is reporting their reviews as spam.
    When it comes to visiting New York City landmarks, half the fun is reviewing them afterward on social media sites like Facebook. But some folks say the Empire State Building is reporting their reviews as spam.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices