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Borough President Katz Announces $65 Million Allocation for Queens Capital Projects

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (via Twitter)

June 18, 2019 By Meghan Sackman

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced today that she has allocated $65 million for capital projects throughout Queens in fiscal year 2020.

The $65 million, to be used to upgrade and improve 80 different projects in Queens, is part of the $92.8 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget agreement reached by the Mayor and City Council on Friday and focuses heavily on improving infrastructure.

“These are substantial public investments for not only renovations, expansions and enhancements, but also into the future for the growing communities and families of Queens,” Katz said in a statement.

“When deciding where to invest precious resources, we know that if it’s good for families, it’s good for Queens,” Katz added.

The borough president Katz’s allocations include $10.3 million for Queens cultural institutions, $1.5 million for Queens libraries, $13.1 million for Queens K-12 public schools, and $23.5 million for Queens parks and recreational facilities.

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"Yeah who cares about domestic violence"

The fact-free Trump-lovers actually believe this

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Gardens Watcher

Good news for Queens! You already have my vote, but good luck in the primary next week.

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JH Economist

A lot of these expenses are a total wast
For example, why should the taxpayer be funding these projects?
India Home: $1,025,000 for new site acquisition in Queens Village
Korean American Family Service Center: $1,000,000 for the reconstruction of a domestic violence shelter
New York Blood Center: $283,000 for the construction of a new clean room in Manhattan
Queens Community House: $1,650,000 for the construction of community center in Forest Hills
Samuel Field YM&YWHA: $426,000 for the initial outfitting of a new site in Elmhurst

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Yeah, did they hire Trump's financial advisor

He proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget on Monday, pushing the federal deficit past $1 trillion.

He also wants more than $8 billion for The Wall, that he lied about Mexico making a “one-time payment” for. Wow, what a failure.

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