Community advocates concerned with library closures and public health cuts said Tuesday that they were trapped in the middle of a political feud between Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the City Council.
The administration refused Tuesday to release a list of budget cuts to pay for the after-school programs that council members are demanding.
Both sides said negotiations were continuing as the July 1 start of the new fiscal year approached. Rawlings-Blake has named broad areas of the budget where she would find cuts to shift $4.2 million to pay for after-school programs and avoid the city government shutdown threatened by council leaders.
The mayor's office declined to...