BCC Finance Committee Meeting

County Mayor Gimenez has asked the Finance Committee to consider the Library's Budget on Wednesday, April 23, @ 9:30 AM in the Stephen P Clark Government Center. 

Chair: Commissioner Bovo
Vice Chair: Commissioner Zapata
Members: 
Commissioner Heyman
Commissioner Moss

Rather than waiting until May or June to begin talking on the Library budget, the Finance Committee will begin their talks then -- possibly with the "recommendations" from the Blue Ribbon Task Force.
(See details of those "recommendations" here: http://www.calmmiami.org/31914)

In lieu of these draft plans for budget scenarios, it is the belief of CALM that the Task Force members recommendations were completely disregarded. The revenue will be simply *insufficient* to maintain and enhance our library's services. 

Once again, we ask you to fill County Hall to capacity and speak your voice! Let the Commissioners know that under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are those $30mil or $50mil budget scenarios to be considered! Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should MDPLS be underfunded. 

Take the time to come out, say your piece for 2 minutes. Invite everyone you know. 


Now is the time to get loud. 

Wear WHITE to show solidarity! Or, if you have the #saveourlibrary shirt that was distributed last summer, that will also be perfect!


(See event details here:
http://miamidade.gov/wps/Events/EventDetail.jsp?eventID=384770)

WHEN
April 23, 2014 at 9:30am - 1:30pm
WHERE
Stephen P Clark Government Center
111 NW 1st St
2nd Floor, Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128
United States
Google map and directions

Will you come?







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This meeting will determine the future of libraries in Miami Dade County. This is more than about budget cuts. It's about equitable access to knowledge, the foundation of democracy for all people.
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Contact the County Commission Finance Committee and tell them you want them to restore funding for full services at all libraries, a $64 million budget should do it. They have been starved for the past 5 years.
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