Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Phony Queens library backdoor cuts
Although when Bloomberg admitted last year when he had to reveal the budget that he was slashing Queens library budget, they are doing so in a sneaky and underhanded way.
Aside from the parks (and how much does it cost to keep open a park?), the libraries are one of the few things the city does which actually benefits me.
Let's look at his nonsense on the Queens Library web page
"Closed for renovation" - Arverne, Auburndale, McGoldrick, Ridgewood, Seaside, Windsor Park
Queensbridge, Ravenswood are closed and now "Family Literary Centers" whatever that means.
Six libraries closed for renovation at once? Also, someone living next to the Auburndale library who figures they'll go to McGoldrick or Windsor Park will find that they are also "temporarily closed for renovation".
After announcing big budget cuts, they're suddenly closing all these libraries for renovations? Where is the money for these massive renovation projects coming if the budgets were all cut? And if they're being closed for budget reasons rather than renovations, why lie and say it is about renovations?
-- Concerned in Queens