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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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MRLIC

Caban is supported by AOC, both are Progressive losers. What crimes will Caban Prosecute? Not many I am afraid.

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Great point

Do you have a more nuanced understanding of local politics, or is calling people “loser” about it? Gee I wonder who you’re imitating..

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jb

Melinda Katz seems to have stopped functioning as borough president. Not only did we lose Amazon, Citi pulled out of LIC, taking thousands of jobs, Chase and other banks are shutting down branches in Queens.
Even worse, the NYT is trashing Queens on a near weekly basis.
Today’s NYT real estate article will cripple the value of homes in Queens. They warn home buyers to beware of areas with high airport noise, and list LIC at hear the top for loud airport noise. 16 of the 20 high-noise areas are in Queens. The paper never mentions Riverdale, which had absolutely horrific jet and helicopter noise, when we lived there. And our own area of Queens is quite peaceful. I think the paper is on a mission to herd middle class home buyers to Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Where is Linda Katz while this is going on?

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Gardens Watcher

Roy Lancman dropped out of the DA race today and has endorsed Melinda Katz.

As for Cabán, he made this comment: “Being district attorney is not a philosophy class.”

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jb

Greg Lasak is the only crime-fighting candidate.
And for this reason, he has my vote.
Caban says that she will not prosecute pimps or prostitutes.

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