Thursday, July 1, 2010

Council Member Jessica Lappin Secures Funds For Roosevelt Island PTA, Seniors, Disabled, Youth, Patients, History Organizations From NYC 2011 Budget

Image of Council Member Jessica Lappin & Mayor Bloomberg From NY Real Estate Law

The June 29 NY Times reported:
The City Council voted 48 to 1 on Tuesday to approve a $63.1 billion budget that would raise no taxes but drastically reduce spending on a variety of programs, from senior centers to schools.

The vote was expected, and it followed a deal last week between the Council and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for the fiscal year that begins on Thursday...
I received the following message from the office of Roosevelt Island's New York City Council Member Jessica Lappin:
Council Member Jessica Lappin was able to secure $82,200 in expense funding for organizations serving Roosevelt Island in the FY11 New York City budget passed by the Council on June 29. Funds were granted to eight different organizations and, among other things, will go toward community service projects for teenage girls, support for seniors and disabled residents, and arts in the local school.

“Each of these organizations provides a valuable service for Roosevelt Island residents,” Council Member Lappin said. “I’m glad to be able to help support them and the great work they do for the Island.”

Council Member Lappin was able to allocate money to the following groups:

• Roosevelt Island Senior Association - $25,000 for educational and recreational activities
• PS/IS 217 PTA - $20,000 for in-school Spanish language and arts program for grades K-5 and in-school enrichment programming for grades K-8
• Roosevelt Island Youth Program - $10,000 to support continuing work with teenage girls in community service and leadership program and continue to open Youth Center on weekends during winter months
• Angelica Patient Assistance Program - $7,200 for Goldwater Hospital activity room, which is used by patients with mobility issues
• Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - $7,000 to support Lincoln Center’s arts education programs at PS/IS 217
• Roosevelt Island Disabled Society - $6,000 to support wheelchair basketball
• Island Kids - $3,500 to expand program offerings and expansion of summer camp
• Roosevelt Island Historical Society - $3,500 to support educational programs for schools, tours, community groups, and hospital residents