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The Mayor shall establish an agency in his office for receiving and answering all requests for information about the City or its government. Such agency shall also receive and investigate complaints concerning the operation of the City government.
Sources: New York City Charter, 1938, Chapter 34.
Purposes: 1. Information about the City and its government should be readily available to citizens. To accomplish this, the Mayor is required to establish a public information center in his office.
2. The information agency is also to serve as the investigating arm of the executive branch. Its function is limited to investigations of the operation of the City government. However, the scope of such inquiries may encompass such matters as poor municipal services, corruption of City officials, and misapplication of City funds or property.