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San Francisco Public Library sees budget increase of 8%
The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) in July was threatened with a $2 million cut (from a $9.4 million budget) by October 1, the start of the fiscal year, but, as DCPL director Ginnie Cooper predicted to LJ, the cut was rescinded.
Last year, DCPL, along with other city agencies, offered a voluntary early retirement option; 71 staffers took it, Cooper said. DCPL was waiting until October 1 to replace them when, in January, the mayor's proposed budget included elimination of those positions, part of 550 jobs cut citywide. DCPL subsequently was assured that the jobs would be reinstated, said …