Goleta Starts Process to Take Over City’s Library from Santa Barbara Management

From Noozhawk

“Goleta took its first step Tuesday to transfer its branch library from the Santa Barbara system to city control.City Hall has been eager to refashion the Goleta Valley Branch Public Library into a municipal library. The City Council approved an ordinance establishing a municipal library and creating a library board of trustees, but the move doesn’t commit the city to moving forward with the transfer process.Like other public libraries in the county, most of which are also administered by the Santa Barbara library system, Goleta’s is facing significant funding issues. City officials estimated that with current spending and revenues, operating reserves would be fully depleted in the next two years.”