Thursday, November 19, 2009

Apparently He's Not Taking Your Calls

I am really saddened by the state of the city of Livonia, Michigan. Not only were DH and I residents for nearly twenty years, but I was also a city employee. Right now I am really glad I was able to retire after ten years.

Recently, Livonia laid off twelve employees. It doesn't sound like much, but one-third of them were from the libraries. Since the two branch libraries already were running on skeleton crews, losing more puts the libraries in dire straits. So much so that the branches will be alternating hours.

Patrons upset with this turn of events have called the Mayor's office and he is refusing their calls. Instead calls are being referred to the city librarian. I don't know about you, but if I call the Mayor I want to talk to the Mayor, and not a librarian. How on earth did this guy get elected again. During his last stint as Mayor, he left the city in a shambles!

Several years ago, residents were up in arms about the possible closure of one of the branches. What are they going to do about this?

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