City Councilman's Bill Rosendahl's salary has gone up almost 20% since he's been in office while ours has been very close to inflation at between 11% and 12%. City Council got an increase in 2009; Librarians got their last increase starting in July 2008. This does not count any furlough time reductions.
We know the City is in trouble. We also know that it is not our fault. Why cut the libraries that only use 3.5 percent at most of the general fund? People want their libraries. We are not the problem!