I hope city and county officials are paying attention to other taxing units. The Allen County Public Library, it is reported, plans to flat-line spending to meet property and income tax deficits. In some places, it's even tougher:
The Greenwood Public Library has laid off one full-time and five part-time employees in response to budget reductions. In addition, the library has reduced its hours of operation.
The library has experienced a 23 percent reduction in its budget for 2009, to $1.2 million from $1.6 million in 2008, said Jane Weisenbach, the library's director of development and marketing.
Reduced income = less spending. It ca