Yoon's recruits ask more for youth programs

Yoon's recruits ask more for youth programs - The Boston Globe

Not your average City Council meeting

"In the process, Yoon has rallied several councilors to his side and upset a budget process traditionally handled behind closed doors, where controversy and horse-trading with the mayor is kept out of the public view. He has further riled the mayor by taking on an issue that Menino has traditionally claimed as his own. Administration officials and allies on the council have lashed back at Yoon, criticizing his attendance record and lack of experience.

Yoon ultimately lost his fight yesterday, with the budget passing 9 to 4. Detractors said it showed he has no clout, but Yoon said he has no plans to relent."

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