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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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Are parks being allocated more money than the schools? I all for fixing up parks but they are receiving ten million dollars more than the schools.

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Clean Up Queens

Money should be allocated to remove Pidgeon droppings and Pidgeon filth from awnings and buildings throughout Queens; empty the curbside trash cans and sweep the streets!

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