Manny P. here…
L.A.’s City Council and Mayor are about to cut spending with regards to the Los Angeles Public Library system. This is bad news for all generations of Angelenos who use these treasured sites as informational and educational resource locations.
Unfortunately, the city has created a precedent for this slashing of LAPL funds over the last three years. The effect of these government decisions include Sunday closures, reduced weekday evening hours, and the pending loss of hundreds of experienced staff members and popular community programs. Despite thousands of petitions and emails circulated to city officials by library supporters, the cuts continue.
These misguided decisions are a result of L.A. experiencing a major financial crises that has put a target squarely on the back of the LAPL. The City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee will send recommendations to the full City Council on May 17, with deliberations continuing until the budget is passed on June 5.
I urge you to visit the Save LAPL website http://www.savelapl.org, where with a single click they can send a message to the Mayor and all members of City Council - urging them to restore library funding to its current level, retaining staff, weekend and evening hours, and community programs. For more information on this evolving story, visit the Save The Library website athttp://www.savethelibrary.org.
SaveLAPL website creators Kim Cooper and Richard Schave are also available — contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at 323-223-2767. Let’s all work together to save our children’s future, whether you live in Los Angeles, or anywhere in this great nation.
Until next time> “never forget”