January 26, 2022

Queens Library Chairman and CEO Testifies at NYC City Council Hearing

 Mr. Galante is testified before two NYC City Council committees:

  • Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
  • Committee on Finance and the Subcommittee on Libraries

Read Mr. Galante’s Prepared Statement (3500+ Words)

The hearing was called after the New York Daily News ran a report about Mr. Galante’s salary and extensive office remodeling as the library eliminates jobs.

You can read the NY Daily News report and more in this infoDOCKET roundup.

The NYC Comptroller has announced plans to audit NYC’s three library systems.


Watch Video Recording of Hearing

Report from the Hearing (via NY Daily News)

Galante Praises Queens Library Workers

Primary Documents from Hearing

1. Committee Report/Briefing Paper (Doc)

2. Prepared Testimony (PDF)

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