Sunday, October 7, 2012

Some Unnamed Council Members Eye Closing 2 Livonia Library Branches

 Carl Sandburg Library
(photo from Livonia Public Library website)

Tax hike, library cuts focus of budget talks.  (Livonia Observer, 10/7/2012)

Excerpt:   Trustee Joe Laura said some changes may have to be made, since he believes the budget would not pass as it stands now. 

Libraries to close? 

“I don't sense majority support for this budget,” he said. “I understand that puts us up against the wall.” 

Some council members have expressed interest in cutting other areas, including possibly closing the Sandburg and Noble libraries.

Both branches are open 26 hours per weeks, compared to compared to 68 hours for Civic Center location. 

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