LA Public Library System Facing Massive Cuts
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on March 23, 2010 - 8:59am
<a href="http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlLA/our_town/la_public_library_system_facing_massive_cuts_155854.asp">As most of you probably know</a>, the City of Los Angeles is struggling to close a $212 million budget gap for the coming fiscal year. You may also have heard that seven out of LA's 15 city council members have staunchly refused to take a paycut -- Bill Rosendahl, Paul Krekorian, Herb Wesson, Tony Cardenas, Greig Smith, Bernard Parks, and Richard Alarcon -- even though their annual salary, $178,789 as well as a free car and health insurance, is the highest in the nation for their positions. But here's one thing they are willing to do: completely gut the budget for the public library system.