Let’s rename the job “Liberry DIRECTOR” and offer more money(that we don’t have enough of) and ask them to fix the computers too. Maybe then the city can attract some young come-here to take the job and commute from Salinas. Then the newcomer will become depressed and leave, likened to the OG PG Cops.
I’d try renaming the job “Senior Liberrian” and offer more $$ to an existing employee.
I feel that to be a Director one would have more than a single dead-tree lending branch to direct, not fix the computers while your at it.
In the past six months, the city has twice tried to recruit applicants for the permanent position of a library manager at the annual pay range of $66,564 to $80,904. Those efforts haven’t turned up many qualified applicants.
That prompted leaders of three groups — the Library Advisory Board, Foundation for the Pacific Grove Library and the Friends of the Pacific Grove Library — to ask the City Council this week to put some more polish on the job title and salary.
In a letter to the council, the groups said people who run public libraries are generally called library directors, and the 2010 national mean salary for library directors was $100,106.
Stupid Logic – Liberry Manager Position Tough To Fill, So . . .
The city will go into the coming year offering longer library service hours and a school resource officer will again be assigned to Pacific Grove Unified School District, she said.
The city’s fiscal 2011-12 budget provides an additional $100,000 for the library. The money allows it to stay open 34 hours per week, Garcia said, compared to the current 24 hours.
The programs were made possible by budget improvements.
New P.G. Budget Adds Hours To Library
Odd timing of this normally compassionate holiday story. First they lose a tax levy vote, then forgo collecting money..
From Nov. 29 through Dec. 31, the Monterey and Pacific Grove public libraries will accept donations of unopened, non-perishable food as an option to paying overdue fines on library materials.
P.G. Library Now Accepting Food In Lieu Of Fines
Hasn’t it been proven enough or do the supporters assume that the masses are not smart enough to know better?
In a repeat of the November 2009 municipal election, supporters of Measure Q again failed to garner the two-thirds supermajority needed to pass a special tax to fund the Pacific Grove Public Library.
The final unofficial vote tally from Tuesday’s election showed 2,827 votes in favor of a parcel tax for the library to 1,796 against. With just more than 61 percent approval, the measure fell short of the 66.6 percent needed to pass.
Another Library Tax Fails
$90.00 a year for 10 years. My vote is a no. Cutback on necessary things during tough times first. I don’t see them trying anything but reducing hours.
To supporters, the library parcel tax Pacific Grove residents will vote on Nov. 2, Measure Q, is the one chance the city has to guarantee funding to keep its century-old library open.
To opponents, Measure Q is an unnecessary add-on to the tax burden based on assumptions of facts that have not been discussed in public.
The ballot measure was debated Tuesday in a forum organized by the League of Women Voters. Linnett Harlan and Greta Miller of the Campaign Committee for Yes on PG Library faced former Councilwoman Susan Goldbeck and Jeffrey Flather of the Monterey Peninsula Taxpayers Association.
Every Election A New Tax
Same old blah blah blah. More taxes, change the tree policy, high cost desalinization, more development.
As the date comes near, I’ll be asking some tougher questions such as where they stand on the chicken control issue.
Four candidates for three four-year terms on the Pacific Grove City Council showed few areas of disagreement at a forum Tuesday at Chautauqua Hall that drew an audience of 50.
Incumbent Councilmen Ken Cuneo and Alan Cohen, and challengers Rudolph Fischer and Richard Ahart Jr., who will face off in the Nov.2 municipal election, answered written questions submitted by the audience on a number of city issues.
City Council Candidates In Lock Step On Issues
I still do not support any more taxes until cuts are made elsewhere. Fool me once…
There was a sense, Headley said, that Measure J would only “save the library at the level it had sunken to.”
Language in the new initiative has been written to assure the public that funds raised would support only the library and not be transferred to other city departments, she said. The parcel tax is expected to raise $600,000 in additional revenue each year. The ballot measure requires that the city continue to fund the library at the rate of 2.83 percent of the total general fund budget.
Trust Us, The Taxman Sayeth
Constant fail, tax for more Library services. Need to pay for more non-reading events.
The City Council voted unanimously late Wednesday to place a parcel tax measure on the November ballot that would provide money for the city library.
The tax would need approval by two-thirds of voters to pass. A similar measure for a $95 parcel tax failed in November 2009 because only 65.91 percent of voters supported it.
Another Tax With Every Election
Celebrate the library’s birthday with events that have nothing to do with books. Books, ehhhh who needs ’em, right?
While the library may open fewer hours than before, it’s still open more than 3 Art Galleries combined.
Folksinger Nancy Raven and musician Ann Downs play at 1 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to Mr. Horsefeathers’ Magic Show at 2 p.m., and birthday cake will be served at 3 p.m.
Pacific Grove Library’s 102nd Anniversary