January 21, 2022

Georgia: $10M Cobb Library Set to Open Soon with No Funding Beyond First Year

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

With no set plan for funding beyond its first year, the $10 million Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center [a part of the Cobb County  Public Library System] will open Dec. 4.


The library was built with $8 million of special purpose sales tax, or SPLOST, dollars and two million in state funds.

But when the library’s proposed budget reduced, county commissioners approved using $284,000 of one-time monies to cover staffing and operations for the first year.

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See Also: Commissioners Give Direction to Decrease Library, Transit Funding (November 1, 2017; via Marietta Daily Journal)

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