Board of Supervisors Respond to Sonoma Independent Petition Three of five express support for Commission-led effort to Restore Library Hours

Posted by - July 20, 2015

On June 16, 2015, Jonathan Greenberg addressed the County Supervisors during public comment about the the library crisis. To the surprise of those present, the Supervisors were eager to speak in a solution-oriented way about solving this county-wide issue. Below is the transcript of first Jonathan’s comment, followed by Susan Gorin, Veronica Ferguson, David Rabbitt,

Debunking Supervisors’ Six Excuses for Not Reopening Libraries Countering Our Supervisors' Spin About Why They Are Abandoning 100,000 Library Users

Posted by - June 11, 2015

Libraries are the only existing countywide program serving tens of thousands of citizens that was severely cut back during the recent recession and not restored. Monday closings have impacted the lives of more than 100,000 regular library users, most of them toddlers, children, seniors. More than 1,200 citizens signed the Sonoma Independent’s petition urging Supervisors to spend just $1.2 million to restore Library hours. As reported in the Sonoma Independent, libraries had been open 70 hours per week in 1981, and are now open only 40 hours a week. Does this reflect the will of the public, or the unwillingness of our elected representatives to provide responsive government to taxpayers, and remedy the largest funding crisis in our County Library system’s history?

Citizens Speak Out: Supervisors, Restore Library Hours! Unedited public comments from more than 120 Sonoma County taxpayers

Posted by - May 25, 2015

Well over 100 Sonoma County taxpaying citizens expressed the written comments below, taken directly from the Sonoma Independent’s MoveOn Petition of more than 1,100 people, urging County Supervisors to use some our record surplus to restore Monday hours for our libraries. Add your voice, and call your supervisors at 565-2241 before June 6 if you