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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (l.) wants more oversight of the Queens Library after its president Thomas Galante (r.) has come under fire for his high salary.
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Borough President Melinda Katz has thrown her support behind a state bill that she said would enhance oversight and transparency at Queens Library.

Katz, along with every Queens City Council member, sent a letter to state leaders urging them to pass the bill, which would reform the appointment of the library’s board of trustees and specify how they should be removed if necessary.

“In order for elected officials to continue allocating millions of dollars to the library each year, we need to understand clearly how taxpayer money is being spent,” she said in the letter.

The nonprofit has been under fire since recent allegations of fiscal mismanagement surfaced along with the revelation the library’s president, Thomas Galante, makes a $392,000 salary.

The library’s board of trustees recently voted against completely opening the organization’s books to city Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office, which is trying to conduct an audit of the nonprofit.

Reach reporter Alex Robinson by e-mail at arobinson@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4566.

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Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
How about an anti-blight bill to clean up Jamaica, now that would be something worth writing about. But Katz, who is a disappointing as dumBlasio, has already proved she was a poor choice and is not a leader what-so-ever. Just as bad as the other idiot, Helen Marshall.

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May 26, 2014, 9:07 am
Danny Ruscillo from Rockaway Park says:
Keep up the good work Melinda, as I had said I never seen so much informational communication sent out from the Queens Borough Presidents office until you took over. Your also doing a nice job with all the Community Boards.
May 26, 2014, 9:17 am
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
Danny Ruscillo from Rockaway Park says:
Keep up the good work Melinda, as I had said I never seen so much informational communication sent out from the Queens Borough Presidents office until you took over.

Wow, Danny what drugs are you taking, because you seem a little delusional.

And Katz is certainly not doing a nice job with the community boards, especially Community Board 12 in Jamaica. Considering that her office picks many of the members of the board, just exactly how efficient can they be. They are pretty much puppets of the Queens Borough President.

So keep posting false statements about how great Ms. Katz actually is. I am sure you will get a job in her office, if you have not already.

http://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/
May 26, 2014, 8:53 pm

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