Proposed Fulton Budget Cuts $7 Million from Libraries

first_imgThe proposed Fulton County budget for the next fiscal year includes more than $50 million in cuts…with $7 million coming from the library system.An audio version of this story0:55Fulton County currently has eight new libraries in the planning stages or already under construction.District Three Commissioner Liz Hausmann says that means some libraries will need to close or cut back on hours, and staff will have to be consolidated.“The reality is that we knew this day was coming, and we haven’t planned for it,” Hausmann told WABE. “We’ve known that a lot of our debt obligations were going to come this year. We didn’t plan for that. We have spent every penny that we could possibly spend without thinking of the future over the last decade.”Hausmann says the construction was already funded but not operating expenses. She says she doesn’t think the full $7 million will get cut but that everything is on the table right now.Commissioners plan a budget work session this week. ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party 0:55 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility last_img read more