KPBS – “A group of San Diego City Council members vowed today to keep local libraries and recreation centers from painful budget cuts, and outlined a plan to maintain the facilities’ hours and employees.
“Never before has a City Council taken such a hands-on approach to solve budget problems,” council President Tony Young told reporters.
Young and several council colleagues spoke out in response to a proposal by Mayor Jerry Sanders to cut library and recreation center service hours in half to save money and eliminate positions.”
San Diego 10 News – “With San Diego’s budget in crisis and cutbacks on the horizon, efforts are being made to save the city’s libraries from the chopping block.
More than any other city service, libraries have extended resources through the use of volunteers. However, some believe volunteers may not be enough to keep city libraries from closing their doors for good.”
AP – “Anger boiled over on the University of California San Diego campus Friday, where students took over the chancellor’s office to protest the hanging of a noose in a campus library. Students wearing red handkerchiefs over their faces blocked the doors to Chancellor Marye Anne Fox’s offices for hours, while more students inside chanted “Real pain, real change.” The students remained inside the office several hours later.”
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