They also committed their cities to raise minimum wages, but said a national effort is needed.
Mayors around the country are reacting with alarm to the cuts proposed for the Community Development Block Grant program.
NEW YORK - Comptroller John Liu is setting up a task force to help protect communities from big developers and corruption.
Who said you can't beat City Hall? In a predominantly Hispanic working-class New York neighborhood, people organized against powerful business interests allied with City Hall, and they won.