This series of e-mails obtained by the Observer shows tension between Mecklenburg County government leaders and the libraries, which had millions slashed from its budget by county commissioners this year. The cuts forced the closings of three library branches, the reduction of hours at other branches and the layoffs of 187 staff.
Harry Jones is Mecklenburg's County Manager.
What do you think about the recent budget cuts and the library closings announced? Library Director Charles Brown and others will be on the show tomorrow to talk about it. Please leave your thoughts here and join us tomorrow at 9am.... Read Post
As news of closings and layoffs because of budget woes hits staffers and users of schools and libraries in Mecklenburg County, reporter April Bethea of The Charlotte Observer wrote a post asking residents to help cut money elsewhere... Read Post