Mayor, borough president slam Community Board 1 for using city funds for SUV

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The Williamsburg Community Board is under fire for using city funding to purchase a $26,000 hybrid SUV.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on "The Brian Lehrer Show" on WNYC that he is calling for a citywide investigation.

Borough President Eric Adams has called for a review of the community board's bylaws, saying, "While community boards are independent entities empowered with the decision-making discretion over their operating budgets, we stand together now to express disagreement with the decision of Community Board 1's executive board to purchase another city vehicle rather than use City Council funds on resources that would better benefit the community at large."

News 12 has reached out to Community Board 1 and is waiting to hear back.

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