City Council: Bad time to replace official

Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone's plan to replace the city's inspector general is being met with backlash from the City Council.

Council members argue that with a bevy of audits under way, it isn't the right time to replace Inspector General Phil Zisman. Amicone on Tuesday chose Michael White, a senior attorney for a New York Supreme Court judge, as Zisman's replacement.

"I certainly don't understand and neither do most of my colleagues" why Amicone is changing inspector generals now, says Councilman John Murtagh.

One current probe launched by Zisman is a look into the school district's health and welfare spending.

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."