Carrion rallying for support in effort to get more funding for senior programs

Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. is rallying for support from residents and local officials in an effort to get more funding included in the mayor's 2005 budget plan.

Carrion wants to send a message to City Hall that the Bronx is in need of more funding for senior programs. Right now, the budget does not include discretionary funding for any of the borough presidents. Typically that money is used to fund senior programs.

The borough president says almost $2 million is needed for programs such as senior transportation and Meals on Wheels. He is hoping that the mayor and City Council will listen to his plea.

The final version of the 2005 budget is due by the end of the month.

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