Saturday, March 13, 2010

Welcome to the "bottom of the barrel"

From the Daily News:

Queens keeps getting the short end of the budget stick, says Borough President Helen Marshall, who has unveiled a "wish list" to counter the neglect.

The borough needs millions of dollars for health and safety services as well as more library hours, park workers and building inspectors, she said.

Those were some of the items in her $773 million list of budget priorities approved Monday by the Queens Borough Board.

But if history is any indicator, Marshall's wish list may remain just that - a wish.

When it comes to getting city dollars, Queens - the city's second-most populous borough - ranks at the bottom.

It especially lags when it comes to funding for cultural institutions and the borough president's office - which in turn allocates money to local nonprofit groups that provide various services in neighborhoods.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

did the boro president spend the millions of dollars to build a atrium roof on the rear of boro hall,so that the wedding couples would not have to line up outside in bad weather?

Anonymous said...

NO that project was scrapped.

Anonymous said...

Maspeth Mom says.

You need to be Boro President to come up with this wish list?? Is she kidding me How has this woman held on to this job so long? Disgraceful - but these politicians are so immune to caring they dont even realize that they should be ashamed of themselves.

stinky said...

Marshall is a do nothing and is talented in redistribution of wealth.

Anonymous said...

What is going on with this woman? She looks like she's been doing a Jackson style whitening of herself.

I thought at first that was a pic of Carolyn McCarthy.

linda said...

so it doesn't surprise me at all that queens being the second most populous borough, ranks the bottom for funding.. bloomberg hates queens and especially maspeth. if he cared at all he would of helped for saint saviours and wouldn't allow yet another school flooded on us. we got a high school, now liz crowley is trying to force k-8 at our middle school IS 73.. when will it stop.. build schools in corona and jackson heights and live us alone!

Anonymous said...

Marshall IS the bottom of the barrel. She's nothing but a political prostitute and her main concern is lining her pockets. How long has she been in this job? She allows all her fellow criminal politicians to DUMP on Queens, yet tries to make it look like she really cares. Can't believe she was voted back into office once again. Some day the people of Queens will Get IT and get rid of all their shitty politicians. Until that happens, be prepared to be screwed over and over again.

Queens Crapper said...

As I recall she was also one of Bloomie's biggest cheerleaders. And this is her reward?

Anonymous said...

is she still "black"?

Anonymous said...

She does look like she's been "Jacksonized." Maybe she thinks she'll be in sync with the white man if she appears white, but if I recall, she's supposed to be black. Doesn't matter what the color of her skin is. She's still an idiot. You can change the color of your skin, but if you are stupid, you're stil stupid at the end of the day. Just another useless politician.

Anonymous said...

Marshall's $773 million wish list allocates exactly zilch to restore the historic nude statue outside her Borough Hall office, and to the tune of nisht to restore the NYS Pavilion.

Anonymous said...

Funny, there is always money for tweeder events (Colombian Independence Day on Flushing Park!), seizing land for developers (Willets Point) and funding the odd 15 story building on a 3 story block.

Cultural groups? Now now now, the Chocolate Factory, Thalia Theater, Volker-Orth to name a few get plenty of money even those they have well funded by other sources (while the other 90% of cultural organizations starve).

And my fav, the Queens Tourism Council! Terrible Terri has a great track record for Economic Development and the like.

Helen A. Handbasket said...

I like her name!