If a contributor has business dealings with the City as defined in the Campaign Finance Act, such contributor may contribute only up to $400 for public advocate.
An individual is generally considered to be “doing business” with the City if he/she is a registered NYC lobbyist or is a principal owner, principal officer, or senior manager of an entity that has engaged in, held, applied for, or proposed on any of the following during the prior 12 months:
• Contracts, concessions, franchises, or grants that total over $100,000 ($500,000 for construction contracts) other than contracts awarded by competitive sealed bid.
• Economic development agreements, including payments in lieu of taxes, City tax incentives, and City financing.
• Contracts for the investment of pension funds or related services.
• The sale, purchase, or lease of real property with or by the City, unless by public auction or competitive sealed bid.
• Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) actions, or City Charter office lease or zoning change applications.
Contributions from or intermediated by individuals doing business with the City will not be matched with public funds. For more information, see www.nyccfb.info/candidate-services/doing-business-faqs.