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E-mails show tension between county and library

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.
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Charlotte Mecklenburg Library closes three branches

Education / Library & Research : Library and Information Science News (5 years ago)

Even as it voted to close three branches by June 19, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library board said Thursday it still hopes to avoid closing more by persuading the county to restore $5 million in budget cuts. Otherwise, the board says... Read Post

County budget: what would you cut, spare?

United States / Charlotte : Paper Trail (5 years ago)

With three weeks to go until Mecklenburg County commissioners are expected to vote on a 2010-11 budget, board members have a series of questions to sort out.Among the biggest ones: 1) Should the county cut less from the libraries, C... Read Post

Mecklenburg residents look at how government spends money and find interesting numbers

United States / Charlotte : Underoak (5 years ago)

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


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