Tuesday night’s contentious budget vote focused mainly on defunding the NYPD by $1 billion, but as many elected officials note, significant funding is coming back to their districts.
The City Council voted 37 to 12 in favor of the $88 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2021.
Councilwoman Peter Koo, who voted ‘yes’ on the budget, said $30 million in budget victories was secured for his district.
“Once again, every school in my district has received funding so our children will have the best facilities available when they return to school,” Koo said.
“Securing these critical resources for our community will directly improve many of our neighborhood amenities and the overall quality of life in our communities.”
Here is a breakdown of funding coming to District 20:
- New community center for South Asian Council for Social Services ($1.15 million)
- Hospital equipment for Flushing Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens ($922,000)
- New playground equipment and ballfields at Kissena Corridor Park ($3.2 million for equipment, $2.775 million for fields)
- Library upgrades at Flushing Library, Queensboro Hill Library ($2.554 million)
- Tech and gym upgrades at schools ($3.109 million)
- Discretionary funding for 84 community-based organizations ($710,000)