Butte County: Supervisors’ vote against libraries unforgivable

from the Chico Enterprise Record

“I knew the city had cut the entire funding for Chico’s library, meaning it would be closed on Mondays. My hope was that Butte County would increase its funding, countywide, to help keep the library’s hours stable in Chico, Paradise, Gridley and Oroville. After all, the county is in better financial shape and even received a one-time windfall of $280,000 from Office Depot. The Friends of the Library, plus others, car pooled down to Oroville for the Butte County supervisors’ budget meeting. To our surprise, the county cut the library’s budget.”