IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL BRADLEYCOIB CASE NO. 2008-423bDECEMBER 10, 2008SUMMARY:
The Board fined an Administrative Project Manager for the New York
City Department of Parks (“Parks”) $600 for accepting the gifts of two meals, valued
collectively in excess of $50.00, from Kiska Construction, a firm doing business with the
New York City Economic Development Corporation (“EDC”). Kiska had been awarded
three major contracts by EDC related to construction at the High Line; at Parks, theAdministrative Project Manager served as the Project Administrator for the High LineProject. The Administrative Project Manager acknowledged that his conduct violated the
City’s conflicts of interest law, which prohibits
a public servant from accepting avaluable gift
defined by Board Rules as anything which has a value of $50.00 or more,whether it be in the form of money, travel, entertainment, hospitality, or any other form
from a firm doing business with the City.
COIB v. Bradley
, COIB Case No. 2008-423b(2008).
STIPULATION AND DISPOSITION:
WHEREAS, the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board (the “Board”) and
Respondent Michael Bradley wish to resolve this matter on the following terms,Respondent Michael Bradley states the following:1. From November 6, 2006, to the present, I have been employed by the NewYork City
Department of Parks and Recreation (“Parks”), most recently as an
Administrative Project Manager.2. As such, I was at all relevant times hereafter mentioned a public servantwithin the meaning of
Chapter 68 of the City Charter (“Chapter 68”).
3. I have been the Project Administrator at Parks for the High Line Project, aproject involving the restoration of the 1½-mile elevated railway on the West Side of Manhattan, property owned by the City of New York and managed by Parks.4. Three major contracts related to construction at the High Line have beenawarded by the New York City E
conomic Development Corporation (“EDC”) to Kiska
Construction. As such, Kiska Construction is a firm which I knew was engaged in andintended to be engaged in business dealings with the City.5. On May 25, 2007, the Friday before Memorial Day weekend, Kiskahosted a lunchtime barbecue for approximately 100 people at the High Line, which Iattended, along with others whom I believed to be involved in work at the High Line. Ihave been informed by the Board that the total cost of the barbecue was $3,564.51 (orapproximately $35.64 per person), paid by Kiska.