Proposed Library Closing Draws Objections
The City Council in Springfield Massachusetts has scheduled a series of special meetings to wrap up budget deliberations before the new fiscal year starts July 1st
City Councilors have already objected to the closure of the Pine Point branch library. But Library Director Molly Fogarty said closing two branch libraries is part of a reorganization to ensure the long term viability of the city’s library system.
Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno described his proposed $571 million budget as “austere” It calls for no layoffs and no cutbacks in basic city services such as trash collections, snow plowing and parks maintenance. The city council , by law, can only cut proposed spending in the budget.