Community groups testify before BX Borough Board on mayor's budget plan

Activists and community representatives spoke out about the mayor's proposed budget Wednesday.

The message to the Bronx Borough Board was that more money is needed in many communities. Senior citizens made a strong showing at the public hearing and said they are worried about the Meals on Wheels program. Other groups lobbied for more money to be allocated to education and libraries.

After hearing all of the testimony, the Bronx Borough Board will put together a list of recommendations over the next two weeks. That report will then be sent to City Hall.

The mayor's proposed 2005 budget was released in January. He was cautiously optimistic that his preliminary budget would not require as many cuts as in the previous years budget.

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