VSmoothe goes into deep detail about the impact of library closures. She also has video of Oakland residents who testify on behalf of saving Oakland Libraries.
The two hours of public comment at last night’s budget meeting was dominated by library supporters, testifying about the importance of libraries in Oakland and protesting the possibility of cuts.
via Library supporters pack Council budget meeting | A Better Oakland.
UPDATE 05/29/11 : Great conversation in the comments section of the “A Better Oakland” article concerning employee contributions vs parcel tax.