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Followup: Margaret Chin’s 2011 Funding Choices

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Last week, we posted the list of  “member items” sponsored by District 1’s Margaret Chin in the City Council’s 2011 discretionary budget. Today we’re returning to the budget beat — detailing some other projects Chin helped to sponsor in her first year on the Council.  Listed after the jump are items from the so-called “speaker’s list.” In some cases, Chin was the single co-sponsor. In other instances, there were several Council co-sponsors. We’re not including items from a much larger list of funding choices sponsored by groups she is a part of, such as the Women’s Caucus and the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus.The descriptions following each program are taken directly from the City Council budget database.  As reported last week, Chin’s member items total $364,464.  There’s another $2.075,000 in expenditures on the Chin/Speaker’s List, bringing her grand total to $2,439,464.

MARGARET CHIN 2011 DISCRETIONARY SPENDING – ITEMS CO-SPONSORED WITH SPEAKER & OTHER MEMBERS

Alliance for Downtown New York; To support Wall Street Enhancement Plan, perennial enhancements and improvements for the public destination; $15,000.

Borough of Manhattan Community College; To offset costs of the Tribeca Film Festival; $225,000

Chinese American Planning Council; Funding to support a food stamp outreach and awareness campaign; $30,000

Downtown United Soccer Club; To provide children with physical activities and communities with schools that do not provide structured physical activities; $10,000

Gilda’s Club; To support groups of people affected by a diagnosis of cancer; $40,000.

Good Old Lower East Side; Ongoing public housing organizing; $60,000.

New Amsterdam Market; To employ disconnected, you adult New Yorkers, aged 18-24 who lack basic job skills and have difficulty securing employment.; $20,000

Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition for HIV/AIDS; To provide SIT screening and treatment for uninsured high risk Asian & Pacific Islander communities; $10,000.

Asian Americans for Equality; To enhance and expand programs including affordable housing, anti-displacement assistance, and youth development; $50,000.

Asphalt Green; To support the Waterproofing Program which serves Manhattan Public School children in a learn-to-swim program during the school day; $200,000.

Friends of Hudson River Park; To fund Public Programs in the Park; $80,000.

Hetrick-Martin Institute; To fund critical After-School wrap-around supportive services for at-risk LGBT of age 12-21; $225,000.

Metro New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty; To fund Extended Services Program, Metropair- home Security & Safety handyman, care assistance for the elderly, and poverty study; $600,000.

Metro New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty; Support for in home senior services; case assistance; social worker visits; and telephone reassurance calls; $400,000.

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders; To support essential SAGE programs and services; $100,000.

Urban Justice Center; To support legal services for immigrant, low-income and homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth living in NYC; $10,000.

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