Proposed Austin budget is ‘immoral’ says citizens’ group

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Interfaith is calling out the Austin City Council for that they call an “immoral” 2014-2015 budget that doesn’t aim to help the city’s less privileged.

“For years we have neglected developing public institutions that can provide the greatest service for the common good,” said group leader Oralia Garza de Corte. “If our City is truly concerned about public safety, we should be placing that funding towards public institutions like libraries and programs for children and youth, so they can begin to address the inequities that exist in services for poor children and children of color.”

Austin Interfaith claims to have heard from thousands of people about their budget concerns. The group plans to address their thoughts on the budget at 9a.m. on Monday at the Austin Energy building.

Austin Interfaith isn’t the only group unhappy with the budget. Austin-Travis County EMS says it doesn’t have the public’s safety in mind. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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