Published 3/29/2012 Florida Times Union
Public libraries are the most important city government service after public safety.
...the people of Jacksonville will have to answer these questions:
- Do they want an outstanding library system or one that is deteriorating?
- Do the people want declining numbers of materials, which mean longer waits for them, with insufficient staff to help them and with facilities that are falling apart?
- Does Jacksonville want the library to be able to plan for the future?