Stringer files lawsuit to revoke de Blasio’s emergency COVID powers


Last March, as COVID-19 began to spread across New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Executive Order 101, expanding his power and bypassing the city charter’s usual checks and balances in an effort to prepare hospitals, protect communities, and save lives. 

Now, as the pandemic winds down and the city reopens, Comptroller Scott Stringer is calling on the mayor to relinquish those executive powers. Stringer filed a lawsuit against the mayor, demanding that he rescind Executive Order 101, turn over hundreds of contracts and restore procurement laws and regulations as mandated by the city charter.