Quinn Denies Member Item Unequal Distribution
January 5th, 2011
Are member items distributed equally at the City Council?
Council Speaker Christine Quinn says so.
Refuting a report in the New York Times this week, Quinn said all of the council’s discretionary dollars, which come in the form of individual member items, capital funding and more, are spread throughout the five boroughs sans favoritism.
“The report looked at one of the funding sources the council allocated in the budget,” Quinn said before today’s meeting. “There are numerous different funding sources: initiatives, member items, the speaker’s list.”
She continued: “If you looked at all of those collectively, I think you see a set of data that shows a diverse distribution through out the city.”By Courtney Gross on January 5, 2011, 3:11 pm
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