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County Legislators Push for Youth Program Funding

By Mike Greco

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Maria Whyte and fellow lawmaker Timothy Kennedy have introduced a bill to spend $90,000 on youth programs this summer.

Whyte says kids need a place to go during late afternoon and evening hours for recreational activities. She says summer youth programs have proven effective in reducing crime.

Whyte says without the county funding, a program at the Northwest Buffalo Community Center will have to be cut back.

Whyte says her bill is "absolutely a high-priority for this community." She says the kids will suffer if the funding proposal fails to pass.