NEW YORK CITY – When the New York City Taxi and Limousine
Commission (TLC) decided to raise fares in May, one of
those voting for the increase was a well-known lobbyist.
Harry Giannoulis, a partner in The Parkside Group, is also
a member of the TLC.
Giannoulis is an unpaid adviser to council Speaker Gifford
Miller. He was appointed under former Speaker Peter
Vallone, and has continued to serve past the expiration
date of his term in 2001.
Giannoulis said the unpaid TLC job preceded his lobbying
activities and the Conflicts of Interest Board has approved