Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board Presented with 2 Budget-Cutting Alternatives
Link to March 24 Charlotte Observer article, "Library's leaders get 2 alternatives".
Excerpt: The two alternatives outlined Wednesday morning by Brown:
Libraries open five days a week, eight hours a day. Employees take pay cuts of 5 percent to 20 percent (higher-paid employees take the bigger cuts). Between 82 and 84 people will be laid off.
There will be significant cuts in programs such as story hours, classes for job-seekers, and book clubs.
Libraries open five days a week, eight hours a day. All employees take a 20 percent pay cut (through 10-day furloughs). No layoffs.
Most, and probably all, special programs will be eliminated.
The Library Board is meeting this morning. (Wednesday, March 24)
More and bigger cuts looming on horizon. (3/23/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System Rethinks Closings. (3/22/2010)
A New Day is Dawning in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. (3/21/2010)