David Greenfield – 44th Council District Vote – Providing Benefits to the ultra-Orthodox of Borough Park
April 29, 2016
How is it, we wonder, that Councilman David Greenfield managed to secure funding for four projects, only one of which strictly benefits everyone in his 44th Council District?
The list of possible projects for the 44th District included: Safety & Security Enhancements at Maplewood Library and separately at Midwood Library, Van for the Auxiliary NYPD Police Squad, B16 Count Down Clock and Beautify Midwood, amongst others.
In addition to the winning projects, we had to know that Greenfield would provide funding somehow to the NYPD and, well… we were right.
“In addition to the top four projects, Greenfield said he will also provide $100,000 for NYPD security cameras in Bensonhurst. That project was the first runner-up in the vote.”
The Top Four Projects were as follows:
Paving Streets in the 44th Council District – “The idea of driving on smooth, pothole-less streets appealed to the residents of the 44th Council District, who voted to make roadway resurfacing the No. 1 item in the 2016 participatory budgeting process.” – This is the only project that is non-denominational.
Hatzolah Mobile Command Center, (presumably not “Ambulances for Hatzolah Volunteers” because that was not on the list of possibilities).
A SCHOOLS & EDUCATION PROJECT ON THE BALLOT THIS YEAR.
LOCATION: Borough Park
DESCRIPTION: The roof of this building will be turned into a brand new, innovate playground for all children in the UPK program.
Beth Jacob of Boro Park is a private Yeshiva. It is easily mixed up with Beth Jacob of Forest Park when searching about it online. It is an all girls school.
Ditmas Park Corner reported on April 26, 2016