Bloomberg Sues Comptroller Liu Over Contracts

NEW YORK (AP) -

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has filed a lawsuit against City Comptroller John Liu for rejecting a $67.6 million contract for shelters in the South Bronx and in Manhattan.

Bloomberg and the Department of Homeless Services filed the lawsuit last week, saying that the comptroller is required by law to approve the contacts. Liu says the contracts failed to say how many people would be served by them.

The city charges that Liu, a Democrat who is running for mayor, has a pattern of publicly rejecting contracts for technical reasons then later registering them with few changes.