Thursday, July 14, 2011

Troy Michigan Mayor is Upbeat in State of the City Address....and Endorses a "Yes" Vote on Library

Troy Mayor upbeat and optimistic in State of the City address. (Oakland Press, 7/14/2011)

Excerpt:   Marred by the past year’s revenue shortfalls, massive layoffs, reductions in city services and infighting among city council members and residents, Troy Mayor Louise Schilling delivered a remarkably upbeat and positive State of the City address Wednesday evening.

Schilling, who addressed about 80 people at the Troy Community Center, focused on the city's accountability.

“The City of Troy is indeed taking control by taking on a massive restructuring by taking on best practices through consolidation and shared services, transparency and accountability and reducing employee benefits,” Schilling said.

Schilling made particular note of the elimination of 150 full-time city jobs over the past six years, which has reduced the city's workforce by 30 percent. She also remarked that nearly all of the city's unionized employees have agreed to take 10 percent in concessions.


“I'm confident our residents want to continue to use our library,” Schilling said. “I endorse and encourage a 'yes' vote.”

Related articles:
Oakland Press editorial.  (7/14/2011)
Book burning listed on Detroit News events calendar.  (7/12/2011)
Troy Chamber supports millage request for library.  (7/10/2011)
A half-million dollar library collection up in flames?  Not gonna happen.  (7/9/2011)
I)s it just me or are things heating up in Troy Michigan?  (7/6/2011)
The battle lines are drawn.  (6/28/2011)
August 2nd a "This Is It" moment for the Troy Public Library..  (5/17/2011)
Working to keep the library open.  (5/10/2011)
Will there be a library after June 30th?  (4/20/2011)
Keep the Troy Public Library open:  Council members told to 'figure it out'.  (4/19/2011)
May Day!  May Day!  Two Michigan libraries set to close on May 1.  (4/17/2011)
Library to close on May 1.  (2/23/2011)
Troy Michigan (population: 80,000) still on track to close its library.  (2/8/2011)
Voters wave bye-bye to their library.  (11/3/2010)
Giving voters more choices than they need.  (8/13/2010)
Library threatened with closure, part 2.  (5/19/2010)
Library threatened with closure, part 1.  (4/25/2010)

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