Yesterday morning several hundred community board members from around the city gathered on the steps of City Hall to protest proposed budget cuts that would shave an average of $20,000 from each of the city's 59 community boards (18 in Brooklyn); the protesters were joined by four borough presidents as well as mayoral hopeful William Thompson. Councilwoman Letitia James said that Council budget negotiators have "laid a line in the sand that you will not touch the budgets of the community [boards]." Lots of photos from the event in this Flickr set.
Borough Leaders Rip Citywide CB Budget Cuts [NY Daily News]
Rally to Oppose Community Board Budget Cuts
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