Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

City Councilmember Leroy Comrie on Friday, July 6, announced the acquisition $5 million in expense funding for the borough of Queens. The money, said Comrie, will go to various cultural programs, as well as programs designed to help youth and senior citizens.
“Over the past five years, Queens taxpayers have done more than their fair share to help our city out of tough fiscal times,” said Comrie. “Now that we have a budget that is fiscally responsible and prepares for the future, it is time for the enhancement of vital city services and quality of life programs.”
Comrie congratulated the Council’s Queens delegation, calling their work “diligent.”
Thanks to the Queens delegation, said Comrie, “the people of Queens County can rest assured that their share of the city resources are second to none.”
The expense funding comes on the heels of a $59 billion city budget, passed in June. Highlights of that budget include funding for libraries to stay open 6 days-a-week, as well as funding for the expansion of primary healthcare.
Notable aspects of the Queens expense budget include:
-Over $200,000 in funding for health organizations to provide free services such as cancer education and support.
-Over $350,000 toward job-training and business development, including training for women and minority-owned businesses.
-Over $500,000 in funding for senior citizens programs.
-Over $800,000 for the continuation of culturally-themed institutions such as the Queens Museum of Art and the Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning.
-Over $500,000 for youth programs like the Boys and Girls Club and the Child Center of New York.

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Queens News Quiz: How well do you know this week’s news?
Queens News Quiz: How well do you know this week’s news?
Cops buckle down on knifepoint robberies, Denny’s is coming to Queens and 8 more top stories this week
Cops buckle down on knifepoint robberies, Denny’s is coming to Queens and 8 more top stories this week
Popular Stories
Photos courtesy of NYPD
UPDATE: Real cops arrest fake cops who sprayed substance at victims and robbed them in Astoria & LIC
Photos courtesy of Chemo Comfort
Astoria bars will sell cocktails to raise money for a nonprofit helping cancer patients
Photos courtesy of MLSLI
Words can't describe this amazing house that's for sale in Bayside
Skip to toolbar