MAIN LIBRARY STILL FACES UNFAIR SHARE OF CITY’S BUDGET CUTS!!
On the one hand, there is GOOD NEWS! Library supporters have been heard! According to City Council comments this week, it appears Main Library will not close entirely! The current proposal calls for Tuesday- Saturday operations.
City Council seems to agree that the effective assessment of the structural and leakage issues facing the Main Library building will require more time and careful analysis.
However, the Main Library still faces the threat of an immediate $1.8 million (= 37%!) cut to its budget. This means that the smallest department is being asked to shoulder more than 10% of the City’s entire $16.9 million dollar defecit.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
THIS TUESDAY, Sept. 9th, at 3:30PM City Council will vote on a proposal to RESTORE $500,000 to Main Library’s 09 budget, making its total cut only $1.3 million.
If approved, this reduced cut would bring the Library Department’s overall budget cuts BACK IN LINE with the 10% cut requested of all other City departments.
A $500,000 restoration will save critical services for youth, teens, adults and the disabled!!!
PLEASE call and/or email all City Council members before Tuesday afternoon. THANK THEM for keeping Main Library open, and URGE them to support adding $500,000 back to Main Library.