Residents protest proposed budget cuts at City Hall

Residents gathered on the steps of City Hall today to protest budget cuts announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.Some of the residents say they're fighting for

NEW YORK - Residents gathered on the steps of City Hall today to protest budget cuts announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Some of the residents say they're fighting for day care funding that was cut.  Under the mayor's proposed budget, only $40 million of the $91 million that was cut will be restored.

Protesters say the restoration is not enough. They say the $50 million lost means 7,000 kids could lose their subsidized child care spots.

Others at the rally were there to protest more than $38 million in budget cuts to senior centers.  The cuts could cause 17 centers to close.

City Council members will begin meeting in the next few weeks to individually to approve the budget.

Mayor announces new budget proposalWalk held in Brooklyn against cuts to FDNY

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

They say the speculators are buying homes and 1 Activists rally against gentrification in Cypress Hills, East NY
VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college 2 VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college
News 12 viewers discuss the widow of DA 3 The Buzz: Colon cancer
4 Money Matters: Self-employed retirement savings
A Bronx-based artist has opened a cash-optional, pop-up 5 Artist opens up cash-optional coffee shop in Williamsburg

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE