Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mecklenburg County Commissioners Seek Ways to Ease Library Cuts

Link to April 21 Charlotte Observer article.

Excerpt:   Some Mecklenburg County commissioners said Tuesday they'd be willing to look at ways to cut less money from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system next year, though it wasn't clear how they'd make that happen.

"We know we have a stellar library system, and we're committed to maintaining that system," said commissioners Chair Jennifer Roberts.

But, she added later, "It's going to look different."

Tuesday marked the second time in a month the library budget was on the commissioners' agenda as county leaders try to learn more about how the system spends its money and how it could be affected by budget cuts

Related articles:
Mecklenburg County needs to reduce $85-90 million deficit.  (4/16/2010)
County manager takes library board to task.  (4/10/2010)
Libraries now open fewer hours.  (4/6/2010)
"Save Our Libraries Sunday".  (3/29/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg users owe average of 55 cents in fines.  (3/27/2010)
Library announces new hours for branches.  (3/26/2010)
Library Board applies a Band-Aid to its bleeding system.  (3/25/2010)
Follow-up on Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board vote.  (3/25/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board votes to keep all branches open.  (3/24/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Board presented with 2 budget-cutting alternatives.  (3/24/2010)
More and bigger cuts looming on horizon. (3/23/2010)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library System Rethinks Closings. (3/22/2010)
A New Day is Dawning in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. (3/21/2010)

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