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David Calls for Berg to Temporarily Step Down

By Jason Weinstein.
Binghamton Mayor Rich David (R) is calling for City Councilman Bill Berg (D) to step down temporarily. This as Berg is facing questions about a voice mail he left with a contractor before a Council vote.

The Press and Sun Bulletin was first to report the voicemail left to a contractor prior to a vote on a Project Labor Agreement for the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant.

In the message Berg said, "I want to support you a hundred percent. So, if you help on my campaign that'd be great." A trade group said it contacted the FBI about the message.

Today David said in a statement he has referred the matter to the State Attorney General and Broome County District Attorney. A call to Berg yesterday was not returned. Berg was unable to speak at the time today when contacted by Fox 40. However, he did tell the Binghamton Now radio show that he has done nothing wrong, he won't step down and has not been contacted by the FBI.