Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Atlantic Yards Watch gets $4000 in discretionary funding from Council Member James

Among the many member items in the City Council's just-passed 2012 discretionary budget [PDF] is $4000 from City Council Member Letitia James to Atlantic Yards Watch:
The Atlantic Yards Watch is an initiative currently co-sponsored by the Prospect Heights
Neighborhood Development Council, the Boerum Hill Association and the Park Slope Civic
Council to collect important data about the impacts from the construction and operation of
the Atlantic Yards Project. The goal is to ensure the health and sustainability of the
neighborhoods the project impacts.
Surveying a few of her other discrectionary items, James allocated $15,000 to the 71st Precinct Community Council, $26,000 to Fort Greene Senior Citizens Council, Inc. (at four locations), and $8,000 to the Brooklyn Steppers, which has appeared at a good number of Nets/Atlantic Yards events.

Last year [PDF], James allocated $3000 to the 77th Precinct Community Council for youth and $5000 for seniors. The 77th got no allocations this year. James said their paperwork didn't come in on time and she's still working on the issue.

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