District 30

Robert Holden

Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Woodside

Holden introduces bills to address quality of life issues

Times Ledger, Oct. 6, 2018

City Councilman Robert Holden (D-Middle Village) is making good on a campaign promise to tackle quality of life issues affecting constituents in the southwest Queens neighborhoods in his district with the introduction of a series of bills last week.

Illegal conversions, abandoned houses and stalled construction projects were the topics of the legislative package Holden hopes will pass in the City Council. READ MORE

Glendale site may get new school, not shelter

Queens Chronicle, Sept. 20, 2018

It’s been four years since Glendale leaders and residents first proposed that the former factory at 78-16 Cooper Ave. be transformed into a school instead of a homeless shelter.

According to City Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village), that plan has gained more traction now than ever before.

The lawmaker told Community Board 5 last Wednesday that after weeks of discussions with the School Construction Authority and the Department of Homeless Services, the city is seriously considering nixing plans for a 200-bed men’s shelter at the site. READ MORE

Local councilman focused on ‘direct results’ with record breaking-budget for District 30

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. READ MORE

Piles of dirt contaminated with lead stored near Queens school

PIX11, May 3, 2018

City Councilman Robert Holden uncovered the information after asking the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) why work on a nearby $22 million sewer project had been halted. He was told it was due to lead being found in the excavated soil.

CAC Industries first brought the contaminated dirt to a dump, but it was rejected. READ MORE