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Council Approves 2011 Operating Budget

headlesscouncil.jpg    City council voted 32–13 this afternoon to pass the City’s operating budget for 2011—the only year worth talking about, if you ask Councillor and Speaker Frances Nunziata (Ward 11, York South-Weston). As part of that decision, council voted 19–25 not to give the Toronto Public Library the money it needs to keep the branch at Metro Hall open. So while council did not vote to shut down the Urban Affairs Library, today’s vote is very likely to lead to its closure.The decision comes after a rally outside Metro Hall on Tuesday and in spite of a TPL Board decision in January, when it voted against City Librarian Jane Pyper’s proposal to close the branch.

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  • istoronto

    The obvious solution is for TPL board to keep the Urban Affairs Library open and close down the libraries in Ford's riding.

  • http://paul.kishimoto.name Paul Kishimoto

    We can count on hearing the following, technically true, highly disingenous statement:

    “I did not vote to close the Urban Affairs Library.”

  • http://paul.kishimoto.name Paul Kishimoto

    We can count on hearing the following, technically true, highly disingenous statement:

    “I did not vote to close the Urban Affairs Library.”