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Mecklenburg Budget Crisis


Mecklenburg Budget Crisis A look at budget problems within Mecklenburg County. The Mecklenburg County library system announced the closing of 12 branches and layoffs of 1/3 of the system's staff. And the cuts for the library won't stop there. Library and county officials join us to talk about the budget situation for the rest of this year and budget planning for next year, both for the library and for other county entities. Guests Charles Brown - Director, Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Hyong Yi - Director of Management and Budget for Mecklenburg County Jennifer Roberts - Chair, Board of Mecklenburg County Commissioners Karen Bentley - Mecklenburg County Commissioner, District 1 WFAE | County budget pickle: Bad luck or bad management? Charlotte Observer | Library system will close 12 branches, lay off staff Mecklenburg County budget website Click here to add and read comments