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Long Beach City Council to hold special meeting Saturday

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The Long Beach City Council plans to hold a special meeting Saturday to consider a resolution to waive attorney-client privilege, as requested by the Nassau County District Attorney’s office, which is investigating claims that city officials have relied on the advice of former attorneys when it came to calculating questionable payments.

The meeting has been called for 9:30 AM at City Hall.

Long Beach Acting City Manager John Mirando was not immediately available for comment. Mirando’s office released an email late Thursday about the Saturday morning meeting.

Singas’s office began a criminal investigation into Long Beach’s payout practices more than a year ago in conjunction with State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s officer aftewr members of the city council questioned whether separation payments to employees shortly before and after the elections in November 2017 had exceeded city code and contracts. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York is also investigating the payouts.

Miriam Shoulder, a spokeswoman for Singas’ office had no immediate comment.