OK, so last night’s election results suggest nobody’s in much of a mood to give government more money. However, as we have reported here previously, this is the time of year when local governments are deciding what to do with the money they already have (or are slated to get) – and Seattle Public Library supporters have an urgent call for library users to help make sure the library’s needs are “on the books” if you will:
Sarel Rowe from Friends of the Southwest Library — that’s the branch on 35th in the Westwood area, one of four Seattle Public Library branches in West Seattle, writes:
By Nov 9 [this Friday] the City Council will decide whether to continue a pattern of partial support for The Seattle Public Library or to fully fund maintenance, collections, and access.
We’re close to closing the budget gap but need concerned people to e-mail city council today or tomorrow expressing their support for full funding. A partial funding increase, to the existing budget, of 1.5 million is being considered but 2.5 million is what it takes to close the budget gap. We urge e-mails to support a vote for 2.5 million.
For more information on this issue: www.splfriends.org
Links to e-mail city council members: