Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Thousands of Cobb County Residents Speak Out Against Closing 13 Library Branches
Cobb library proposal seen as political ploy to raise taxes. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 4/11/2011)
Excerpt: Cobb County Commission chairman Tim Lee heard nothing but protests from county residents over his plan to close 13 of the county’s 17 branches for budget-cutting purposes. On Monday, he considered a new budget proposal, though keeping details sketchy and offering nothing new on the fate of the libraries.
His actions were in stark contrast to last week when Lee laid out a a detailed plan. This time, he provided no specifics other than one of his two options included a millage rate increase for the fire fund.
Lee earlier proposed closing the libraries as a way to decrease the county’s $31.5 million budget gap. Thousands of residents mobilized against the proposal.
Save Cobb libraries. (4/11/2011)
Tim Lee's master plan for Cobb County public libraries. (4/8/2011)
Cobb County Public Library Systems raises fines, cuts hours. (10/3/2010)