have many needs. Tax money is used to pay for some of these needs. For example, students do not have to pay to go to public school. money pays for public libraries, too. At a public library people can borrow books for .
Some tax money is used to for public transportation, like buses and trains. Citizens in a community can ask to have tax money spent on community needs.
People in Harlem, New York, had a in their community. Workers in Harlem took down bus shelters to fix the street. But the shelters were not put back. People got wet and cold waiting for the bus in the rain and snow.
Some people who live in Harlem belong to a . Members of the community board decided to meet with people who could fix the bus shelters. Members of the community board asked New York City transportation workers to come to a . The transportation workers agreed that bus shelters needed to be put up. Tax money was used to get the job done.