Bankrupt San Bernardino Closes Libraries to Close Deficit

“San Bernardino, California, the second-largest U.S. city to enter bankruptcy, will close its branch libraries, dismiss school crossing guards and buy fewer bullets while under court protection. The reductions are part of a plan to reduce a budget deficit by two-thirds, to $16.4 million from $45.8 million, approved by the City Council yesterday. The council backed away from some cuts in the Fire Department, meaning that the city may not realize all of the savings outlined in the proposal until those cuts or alternatives are adopted.”

via Bloomberg

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