Wednesday, March 9, 2011

But in the Long Run, Action Will Speak Louder Than Words in Sheboygan

Mayor Ryan: The library is an essential part of our community...

So why can't he make say so on his webpage?

Walker's budget may affect how Sheboygan funds Mead Library. (Sheboygan Press, 3/7/2011)

Excerpt: "The governor when he came up with his budget, also said that there would be tools in his budget to help communities in meeting their financial obligations, and this is one of those … by dropping the maintenance of effort for libraries," Mayor Bob Ryan said.

The library is not facing any direct budget cuts as a result of Walker's budget. Whether library funding is cut will be up to Ryan and the Common Council when they lay out next year's budget.

"The library is an essential part of our community, we have one of the finest city-county libraries in the state, it's a great facility. And truthfully we have no intention of the library taking substantial hits in the budget," Ryan said. "But not having that maintenance of effort mandate out there … will give us some flexibility.

Related articles:
Latest chapter in maintenance of effort saga.  (12/24/2010)
Mayor miffed at recent outpouring of support for library?  (11/30/2010)
Council approves 2011 budget.  (11/25/2010)
Council votes to make up nearly half of Mayor's cuts to library budget.  (11/23/2010)
Sheboygan residents keep speaking up for their library.  (11/23/2010)
Alderman plans to introduce amendment to address library budget shortfall.  (11/22/2010)
Sheboygan continues to speak up for its library.  (11/21/2010)
Residents speak up for their library.  (11/16/2010)
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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