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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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Gardens Watcher

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

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Gardens Watcher

Roy Lancman is bowing out of the race today and endorsing Melinda Katz. Good move.

Sanders and Warren should have kept their noses out of a local Queens DA race. Seriously folks, you’re running for President. You don’t have to jump every time AOC opens her mouth.

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LIC Direct

VOTE FOR GREG LASAK FOR QUEENS DA.
How convenient, right before the June 25th DA elections. She has bad judgment, shacked up with Curtis Sliwa, bore him two children born out of wedlock, not fit to be DA. Now Curtis’ ex-wife shacking up with former Guv David Paterson. Vote for Greg Lasak – all other’s Caban, Latchman are political hacks, members of the morally corrupt Jimmy Van Bramer school of thought — all for themselves and their pockets. May the Lord protect us…

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Gardens Watcher

Why now? Because the Mayor and City Council only reached an agreement on the budget last Friday.

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HMB44

HERE COMES THE BRIBE, HERE COMES THE BRIBE!

To her credit, at least she knows that you have to bribe the locals.

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Marion J Drage

Considering Mellisa Katz won’t be Queens Borough President in 2020 her allocations are meaningless. What she has done to Queens Blvd is a horror story all by itself. Don’t get me started on the disaster of Skillman Ave and 43rd Ave.

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Gardens Watcher

Wasn’t the Mayor’s Vision Zero plan responsible for the changes on QB & other bike lanes further west? He also made the final decision to implement those changes.

These allocations of the $65M available funds are good ones. She also had the good judgement to back the Amazon campus proposal, which would have been good for Queens.

Katz would make a fine Queens District Attorney.

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Bruno

Marion- The only people who think 43rd Avenue & Skillman Ave are “disasters”are drivers who feel they shouldn’t have to pay attention to the road. If it’s that difficult for you to have to exhibit a little bit of driving skills on the road then you probably should give up the car and start using mass transit.

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