Mayor Bill de Blasio: New York City is ‘Taking Steps to Terminate All Trump Organization Contracts’

0
19

As the House starts impeachment proceedings against outgoing President Donald Trump, the fallout from his role in the deadly Pro-Trump riot that took place at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 continues. Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the city of New York is taking steps to terminate three Trump Organization contracts with the City.

“The President incited a rebellion against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to derail the constitutional transfer of power,” said de Blasio in a written statement. “The City of New York will not be associated with those unforgivable acts in any shape, way or form, and we are immediately taking steps to terminate all Trump Organization contracts.”

The City is taking steps to notify the Trump Organization about the plans to begin the process to cancel its agreements to operate the Central Park Carousel, Wollman and Lasker skating rinks and Ferry Point Golf Course in accordance with the steps outlined in the contracts.

“Mr. Trump’s incitement of violence at our Capitol was an abomination,” said Corporation Counsel James E. Johnson. “In light of last week’s attack on our Capitol and our democracy, we have concluded that it is in the best interests of New Yorkers for the City to commence the process of cancelling these contracts and terminating its business ties with the Trump Organization.”

The process for termination for each Trump Organization location is detailed in each of the City agreements. The Carousel is currently closed and termination for that venue will be effective 25 days after the City’s termination notice is delivered. The Agreement for the Wollman and Lasker Rinks will terminate 30 days after the written notice. The process for terminating the Ferry Point Golf Course is more detailed and is expected to take a number of months.