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Julie Jepsen-Grant June 26, 2014 at 07:03 PM
@Mardie, have you seen this library? It is not suffering.
Mardie June 26, 2014 at 08:24 PM
Yes, I have. It was built before we left Walnut Creek. There is more to a library than a building,Read Moreb ooks, and employees. I don't begrudge the city putting money into a beautiful structure that entices the public to come explore it and enhances the value of the community. Go down and talk to one of the librarians, not one of the clerks, and she or he will give you some idea of what it takes to keep a library up, running and current. I used to run the libraries at Buena Vista School and Walnut Creek Intermediate. School libraries are suffering from budget cuts as well. But really, that is beside the point. As I said before, it is apples and oranges. Neither of these groups should be denied monies to keep them going. I don't want people saying one is more worthy than the other.
One more time with feeling June 29, 2014 at 02:05 PM
@Mardie: We already know how much the City pays to keep this County library open more hours thanRead Morethe County will fund. The City tells us there is not enough money to fund everything. This is not "apples and oranges", this is a budget. The County library won't close - just be open fewer hours. In a perfect world, there is no budget problem, no need to cut back and everyone has all the money they need - but we aren't in a perfect world. What do you propose to cutback? A choice must be made. You said, "Neither of these groups should be denied monies to keep them going" - Please explain to us where the money comes from when the well is dry.
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