As Deep Budget Cuts Loom, the Dallas Genealogical Society Sends Out a Cry for Help
The DGS is not only asking people contact council members (especially Angela Hunt), but it also "trying to form a coalition with like minded groups to save what is a great local and regional resource." From Eastman's blog:
The Dallas Public Library has one of the best genealogy departments of any public library in the United States. Sadly, that may soon end. The department is on the chopping block for the second straight year because of budget deficits facing the Dallas City Council.
The Dallas Genealogical Society warns, "We are heading for a disaster with the Dallas City Council refusing to even consider a tax hike to cover their $130 million projected budget shortfall. Since the Dallas Public Library system shares the same budget with essential services like Police and Fire, you know who will be deemed more 'essential.' To make matters worse the Library administration has decided to sacrifice the downtown research library for the branch libraries because the council representatives hear more from their voters about curtailing services in their particular area."