West Harlem Plans How to Spend $150M in Columbia Cash

West Harlem Plans How to Spend $150M in Columbia Cash

March 9, 2012 7:42am | By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

HARLEM West Harlem has started planning how to spend $150 million in funds expected from Columbia University’s community benefit agreement.

Community Board 9 has formed a committee to come up with solid ideas about how the money can be used to improve the lives of area residents.

“We hope when people are ready to distribute money we have a plan for it,” said CB 9 chair Rev. Georgette Morgan-Thomas.

The committee is going to examine the community benefits agreement and create detailed plans and proposals on how the money can be spent based on the priorities of the board.

“The CBA lays out a broad and specific plan,” said Morgan-Thomas.

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