Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Barack Obama were expected to have a private conversation Thursday night regarding local complaints that the Department of Homeland Security had cut back on terror funding for the city.
The talk was to come after Obama visited NYPD headquarters to thank officers for their work in helping track down failed Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad.
Bloomberg said he spoke with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. “Rahm made a commitment to me that he would work with us on this issue, and you can rest assured, we will hold the administration accountable to that,” the mayor said.
Local officials say transit terror funds have been cut by 27 percent, but federal officials say New York is not counting $100 million in other anti-terror funds it has received.