Library Dollars Shape City Budget

Voter-approved library funding is now at the center of the city trying to hold the line on taxes. More from CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:

Mayor Joe Ganim earlier this month told the City Council he was presenting them a $561 million budget proposal that, for the second year in a row, “holds the line” on property taxes.

But council members have since learned that a 0.3 mils increase was baked in to pay for a $1.7 million increase in public library funding that voters approved last November.

Now the council is looking for places to cut.

“That’s my understanding,” said Council President Aidee Nieves, who said the council will work with the Ganim administration to identify budget cuts to fund that $1.7 million.

Full story here.



  1. Cuts!! thats easy cut all non classified jobs by 50% plus put a new referendum on the ballot, the library is getting to much money. We have been waiting for 2 years for the library to move to eaast main Louisiana. How many freaking books can you buy


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