2018-06-20 / Features

Vallone Announces City Council Budget Allocations For NE Queens


The New York City Council passed a budget on June 14, of $89.2 billion for fiscal year 2019. For a fifth straight year, Council Member Paul Vallone has continued breaking funding records, securing nearly $6 million for the residents of northeast Queens for much-needed capital and expense projects throughout the community. By working with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the council members of the Queens Delegation, over $14 million in additional funding was allocated to Vallone’s district, bringing the total amount to over $20 million. Throughout Vallone’s first five years, his district has received nearly $85 million in funding, a number that nearly eclipses two decades of city budgets before him. Council Member Vallone stated, “Each year we have proudly reached new records and milestones for northeast Queens. Standing with our speaker and borough president, we have once again invested in the future of our children, schools, parks, and libraries. You can’t hide what you’re passionate about and defending our quality of life and safety while making sure our children, families, teachers and principals have every resource they need have always been my top priorities. With this year’s budget victories and allocation of over $20 million to our district, our communities can continue to stand tall knowing that their priorities are finally being met by the city. In two weeks, the fireworks at the Independence Day Celebration at Fort Totten will be a clear signal to the rest of the city of how far our district has come and of its equally bright future.”The New York City Council passed a budget on June 14, of $89.2 billion for fiscal year 2019. For a fifth straight year, Council Member Paul Vallone has continued breaking funding records, securing nearly $6 million for the residents of northeast Queens for much-needed capital and expense projects throughout the community. By working with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the council members of the Queens Delegation, over $14 million in additional funding was allocated to Vallone’s district, bringing the total amount to over $20 million. Throughout Vallone’s first five years, his district has received nearly $85 million in funding, a number that nearly eclipses two decades of city budgets before him. Council Member Vallone stated, “Each year we have proudly reached new records and milestones for northeast Queens. Standing with our speaker and borough president, we have once again invested in the future of our children, schools, parks, and libraries. You can’t hide what you’re passionate about and defending our quality of life and safety while making sure our children, families, teachers and principals have every resource they need have always been my top priorities. With this year’s budget victories and allocation of over $20 million to our district, our communities can continue to stand tall knowing that their priorities are finally being met by the city. In two weeks, the fireworks at the Independence Day Celebration at Fort Totten will be a clear signal to the rest of the city of how far our district has come and of its equally bright future.”

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