From the Daily News:
Mayor Bloomberg has challenged the City Council to feel the same budget pain as the rest of the city.
He has asked the Council - which sets its own budget - to voluntarily swallow the same 4% cut he requested earlier this week from most city agencies and other officeholders.
Bloomberg's proposed cut would shave $2.1 million from the $50.5 million budget the Council set for itself April 2.
The Council did make a 3.3% - or $1.7 million - cut in its new budget.
But since September, the other elected officials and city agencies have been directed by Bloomberg to make cuts of up to 16% for the new budget year that starts July 1.