Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sheboygan Residents Speak Up for Their Library

Link to November 16 Sheboygan Press article, "Don't cut library, council told".

Excerpt:  The city is facing a $1.7 million budget deficit for 2011, and among the cuts proposed by Mayor Bob Ryan is trimming $300,000 from the Mead budget, which library supporters said would cripple the facility's ability to remain in the Eastern Shores Library System and the regional services it provides.

About 20 people participated in the public hearing for forum, with 16 speakers opposing library cuts.  
[Emphasis added.]

"I understand that there are limited resources, but this is not the place to make those cuts. Not to the library," said Jennie Andreasen of Sheboygan, a 13-year resident.

Related articles:
Library facing 11% cut in 2011 budget.  (10/9/2010)
Mayor offers his 2011 budget.  (10/5/2010)
Officials face $1,500,000 budget deficit in 2011.  (6/10/2010)
Council approves Mayor's new appointments to library board.  (4/28/2010)
Mayor questioned about library board appointments.  (4/26/2010)
Sheboygan Press Editorial Board supports library funding deal.  (11/27/2009)
Library likely to maintain its Maintenance of Effort funding.  (11/24/2009)
Update on library's Maintenance of Effort.  (11/20/2009)
Maintenance of Effort and the Mead Public Library.  (7/6/2009)

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