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Petition to Save the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Click here to learn about the proposed cuts to the BECPL and sign an online petition to support the public library system. Supporters are also spreading the word about a rally at Lafayette Square this Saturday, (11/6) from 12-2pm.


  • Joe Ballistrea

    I was disturbed and confused to read in the Buffalo News this weekend that Library Trustees have decided not to advocate to save the libraries. I know I’ll be at the rally!

  • Christine Rogers

    In a time when children in inner city schools are struggling academically why would government close such an important resource?Senseless.

  • Marjie Miano

    This was sent to me by a member of the Erie County Legislature:
    ERIE COUNTY PROPOSED BUDGET 2011

    PG RAISES FUND ACCT DEPARTMENT TITLE GRP #POS. 2010 2011 DIFFERENCE

    50 RAISE 16010 500000 County Attorney—Admin Law Division County Attorney 60 1 124,008.00 149,831.00 $ 25,823.00

    133 RAISE 120 500000 DSS-Comm. Off Assistant Deputy Comm-SS 15 1 75,306.00 84,677.00 $ 9,371.00

    49 RAISE 163 500000 SS-Congregate Dining Nutrition Prog Nutrition Coordinator 9 1 37,546.00 47,478.00 $ 9,932.00
    Coord Adult Single Pt of Acc and
    207 RAISE 12420 500000 MS Forensic Clinics- Adult MH Svcs Account 13 1 47,740.00 53,248.00 $ 5,508.00

    234 RAISE 12730 500000 Health-Water and Sewage Senior Clerk-Stenographer 4 1 26,019.00 33,571.00 $ 7,552.00

    259 RAISE 13000 500000 Health-Office of Vet Affairs Veterans Service Officer 13 1 45,831.00 51,696.00 $ 5,865.00

    28 RAISE 12610 500000 Probation-Prob Svcs-Adult Probation Offficer 11 2 89,082.00 104,693.00 $ 15,611.00

    76 RAISE 16200 500000 Envir. & Planning-Comm Development Moniter (Community Developement) 11 1 40,824.00 45,952.00 $ 5,128.00

    TOTAL RAISES $ 84,790.00
    NEW
    134 new 120 500000 DSS Fiscal Manager Assit. Comm-Administration 16 1 .00 66,980.00 $ 66,980.00

    243 new 12740 500000 Health-Medical Examiners Office Scene Investigator 8 2 .00 69,876.00 $ 69,876.00

    367 new 420 500000 Library-Audubon Page (P.T.) 34 1 .00 3,601.00 $ 3,601.00

    403 new 16410 500000 Parks-Como Lake General Crew Chief (Parks) 11 1 .00 43,790.00 $ 43,790.00

    403 new 16410 500000 Parks-Como Lake General Crew Chief (Parks) 11 1 .00 43,790.00 $ 43,790.00

    436 new 12220 500000 Bldg. & Grounds-Admin-REAM Director of Real Estate 22 1 .00 129,453.00 $ 129,453.00

    TOTAL NEW POSITIONS $357,490.00

    GRANTS
    273 GAIN 11400 500000 DA-Special Programs Assistant District Attorney IV 15 1 .00 126,570.00 $ 126,570.00
    35 GAIN 12410 500000 Mental Health-Mental Health Services Coord of Child & Youth Services 14 1 .00 69,048.00 $ 69,048.00
    35 GAIN 12410 500000 Mental Health-Mental Health Services Forensic Mental Health Specialist 13 1 .00 52,248.00 $ 52,248.00
    TOTAL GRANTS $247,866.00

    How can Mr. Collins cut what the taxpayers are paying for and give raises and new positions to others. He is putting hundreds of people out of work and taking needed services away from the people who pay for them. We cannot stand by and allow this to happen–I want my libraries!