Sparks fly at Yonkers City Council budget meeting

Sparks flared between Yonkers City Council members Wednesday as they tried to finalized the capital budget for 2006.

Council members revised the spending plan the mayor initially proposed. The revised spending plan is for approximately $54 million and includes new fire and police emergency vehicles and park rehabilitation. The new plan also calls for cuts to planning and development initiatives along Ashburton Avenue and Alexander Street.

Many council members argued over who should pay for the Main Street turnaround expansion. Some members feel the restaurants in the area should pay for it.

Despite the tension, lawmakers unanimously voted to approve the budget Thursday.

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