Libraries

Keep Libraries Open by Extending Furloughs

Libraries are crucial to the functioning of the city of Seattle. They provide youth with a place to go after school, internet access for those who do not have internet in their homes, and books and other resources for communities around the city. For these reasons, I don't think any libraries should be permanently closed in the Seattle area. Instead, we could take another furlough week. Two furlough weeks would save the city about $1.3 million dollars, or roughly half the proposed cut. I think taking away libraries is unfair and unjust, and extending the furlough days would allow the libraries to remain open to the public for the rest of the year.

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Idea No. 440