The proposed 2021 city spending plan would cut the library’s budget even further, falling far short of calls to reinstate revenue lost this year.
“We need leaders that care, truly care, about every citizen. This year’s budget and next year’s budget haven’t reflected that.”
City officials have included a plan to build a $36 million police and fire complex in their 2021-25 capital projects budget.
The nationwide protests against police brutality and white supremacy have sparked local interest in African American literature and antiracist books.