District 30

Robert Holden

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

QNS, May 25, 2018

On May 23, Holden introduced a bill that would create a commission to study the cost of renovating Rikers Island, which he said is a vital piece of information to consider before the city continues moving forward with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reduce the inmate population, close the prison and open smaller jails in each borough by 2027.

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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.

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