QNS, June 20, 2018
In his first budget negotiation, Councilman Robert Holden said District 30 is receiving all-time highs of $7.4 million in capital funding along with an additional $2.85 million from the borough president’s office and more than $2 million in expense funding. While improving all of the schools in his district remains a priority for Holden, his history of civic leadership had an obvious influence on how he plans to use the money as well.
When he broke down his plan for QNS on June 19, Holden said he “couldn’t be happier” with the outcome and gave credit to his chief of staff, Greg Mitchell, for his expertise in maximizing their budget.
“We advocated for things we can control and money we can allocate,” Holden said. “I made sure everything we asked for we can kind of see a direct result in the investment.”