Statement from Citizens Union on Dismissal of Commissioner Mark Peters

November 20, 2018

Citizens Union, a leading good government group committed to reforming  New York City and State government to foster accountability, accessibility, and transparency, issues the following statement on the dismissal of Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters:

The dismissal of a Department of Investigation commissioner by a Mayor is an unprecedented step that warrants careful scrutiny. The details presented in news reports indicate that there are merits to such a dismissal, but the public has the right to know the full story has been told. The City Council should examine the details presented by both the Mayor’s office and Mr. Peters, either with a public hearing or in executive session. The public must be confident that there is proper oversight within city government, and that meaningful checks and balances are in place.