From WXIA-TV (Atlanta):
As Fulton County breaks ground on the first of eight new libraries planned, there is still no decision on where an estimated $8 million a year will come to staff them.
In 2005, voters approved borrowing $275 million to build and renovate libraries.
County Commissioner Rob Pitts calls the library issue his “baby” and said he has no doubts about finding the money for staff and maintenance.
“This is not new. We knew we’d need to find roughly $8 million a year for staffing from day one. It’s just that we’re at the point now where we need to have serious conversations,” said Pitts.
Keep in mind Pitts and other commissioners already have to cut an estimated $100 million from the 2014 budget.
Read Complete Article