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Auburn City Council opposes Trump’s proposed cuts to community development block grants

They came in a drove — leaders from the Calvary Food Pantry, the Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency, Freedom Recreational Services, the Boyle Senior Center, the Booker T. Washington Community Center, Cayuga Counseling Services, the Rescue Mission of Central New York and many others.

Their message to Auburn city councilors Thursday night was clear — oppose President Donald Trump's proposal to cut the Community Development Block Grant program.

The program, part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is on the chopping block in the president's proposed budget, which could cause a devastating loss of services provided to the homeless, low and middle income families and senior citizens.

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