Boston City Councilor, District 1
Dear Concerned Resident:
Thank you for contacting my office regarding library cutbacks. I share your concerns and I am doing everything possible to keep our branch libraries open. They are invaluable resources to our communities.
We are all aware that these are difficult economic times, but when we slash programs from our libraries we are delivering a blow to those who have already taken the brunt of this downturn. We must not sacrifice these important services to solve short-term problems.
I will continue to advocate for our local libraries, and I hope you will as well. Please contact my office via email or at 617-635-3200 if I can be of assistance on this or any other matter.
District 1 City Councilor
Councilor LaMattina was one of nine City Councilors to sign a letter to the Boston Public Library arguing against closing neighborhood branches. District 1 includes the North End, Charlestown, East Boston and parts of Downtown Boston. BPL’s Board will vote on the library’s budget on April 9th (after a meeting on April 7th). The budget will be incorporated into the City’s budget presented to the City Council on April 14th. The City Council could have further hearings on the issue.