In election years, The Friends of The Seattle Public Library and The Seattle Public Library Foundation ask Mayoral and City Council candidates to answer questions of interest to those who use and value The Seattle Public Library. This election year, all general election candidates were asked to respond to the same question concerning library hours, collections and the capital budget.
Given a shortfall in city revenues and additional budget cuts necessary for 2010, how important is it to a) maintain hours at current levels, b) improve funding levels for collections, which includes public computers and c) to restore the capital budget for building maintenance?
Click HERE to read all unedited responses received by the publication deadline of the Friends newsletter The BookMark. Please note, “No Response” indicates either a late response or no response received.
And for Seattle City Council:
King County Election Ballots will be mailed October 14th and must be postmarked by November 3rd. Don’t forget to vote!