From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Up to eight Cobb libraries could be closed or consolidated under a proposal to save about $2.6 million for the county.
Cobb is facing a $30 to $55 million shortfall in its 2019 budget, despite a record high tax digest.
Libraries Director Helen Poyer was directed to find $2.9 million in savings following the County Commission’s October budget retreat.
“Any closing of libraries … has an impact on the community,” Poyer wrote in a draft document obtained under the Open Records Act. “Consequently, the closing of any valuable and essential service such as libraries when needed by the young, older adult, disabled, or disadvantaged has a negative impact on the quality of life throughout the County.”
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