Adams delivers first State of the District speech

On Monday night, Councilwoman Adrienne Adams delivered his first “State of the District” address at the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture.

Adams highlighted major accomplishments in the district over the last year, including:

  • Street resurfacing throughout the district
  • $1.9 billion project to reduce flooding, upgrading sewers and water mains, installing new catch basins
  • Cleaning services
  • Broke ground on Northeastern Towers Annex, with 159 new homes for low-income seniors
  • Funding for 41 new organizations
  • $8 million in capital repairs to schools, including bathroom upgrades for 14 schools
  • $70,000 in tech upgrades
  • $8 million for a new track, football, soccer fields and fitness equipment at Baisley Pond Park

Adams is also bringing participatory budgeting to District 28 for the first time. Here are items on the ballot:

  • Tech upgrades at Baisley Park and Rochdale Village libraries
  • Tech upgrades for Lefferts and South Ozone Park libraries
  • Water fountains with bottle refills at JHS 226 and PS 55
  • Renovation of the student lounge at Richmond Hill HS
  • Basketball hoops and time clock at PS 160
  • Audio-visual upgrades at PS 45 and PS 161
  • Tech upgrades for PS 48, PS 55, PS 161, MS 72 and MS 332
  • Bathroom renovations at PS 40, PS 45, PS 55 and PS 80
  • New walkway at South Jamaica Houses II
  • NYCHA playground reconstruction outside Building 20
  • NYCHA playground reconstruction outside Building 12
  • NYCHA playground reconstruction at 107 Av & 159 St
  • NYCHA playground reconstruction at 108Av & 160St
  • Lamppost installation at South Jamaica Houses
  • Enhanced exterior lighting at South Jamaica Houses
  • Adult fitness equipment at Phil Rizzuto Park
  • 5 Real-Time rider information panels at bus stops in District 28
  • Argus security cameras for four district 28 police precincts

Vote week is March 30th to April 7th.


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