From The Deseret News:
The Salt Lake City Library board of directors voted to do away with overdue fines, but the policy change comes the same year library officials are seeking a 21 percent property tax increase.
The library board voted unanimously Monday night to cancel the 20-cents-per-day fines, aiming to stop “disproportionately” impacting low-income community members, Peter Bromberg, the library’s executive director, said in a combined KSL/Deseret News editorial board meeting earlier in the day.
The policy shift, scheduled to take effect July 1, is expected to cost the library $148,000 next year, though Bromberg said the cost may be offset by savings in staff time that’s otherwise spent negotiating fees and reconciling payments.
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