"Save Our Public Libraries" petitions for independent system
JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- The group "Save Our Public Libraries, Inc." dropped off 7,000 more library petitions today.
Community members have been signing them to get a straw ballot on the next election ballot. Voters would then be able to decide whether the library system can become an independent system.
Library advocates started the push after the Mayor's proposed budget cuts showed multiple Duval County libraries would be closed.
12,205 petitions have already been verified by the Election's Office.
The library advocates need a total of 25,931 petitions to get a straw ballot, which means they need about 8,500 more.
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