City Council education committee holds hearing in the Bronx on CUNY schools

CUNY school presidents were given the opportunity to sound off about the lack of money in their budgets to the City Councils High Education Committee at a hearing Wednesday.

Bronx Community College President Carolyn Williams says things are so bad that the fire department has been fining the school. She says many fire alarms are not working and she does not have money in the budget to make significant repairs to pipes, walls and roofs. She adds that she is unable to prioritize the problems because each is a threat to the well-being of the campus community.

The Higher Education Committee held the hearing so it can create a report of CUNY school problems to give to the governor and mayor. Chairman of the committee hopes that once the report is given to the governor and mayor it will be used to create a plan to improve the capital budgets in city colleges.

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