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Debate continues over new downtown library

4 years ago November 15, 2010 Nov 15, 2010 Monday, November 15 2010 Monday, November 15, 2010 4:05:27 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Rebuild, or remodel?  That's what Metro Council members will be considering for the downtown Baton Rouge library as part of ongoing budget talks.

The council will consider the mayor's plan to tear down and rebuild the library.  Money for the work was already approved by voters in a 2005 vote.

Groups like the Baton Rouge Tea Party disagree with that plan, saying the downtown branch has the lowest usage of any public libraries in the city.  Tea Party leaders say renovating the current branch would save millions.

Budget meetings continue Tuesday, and the vote on the city parish budget is scheduled for December 8th.

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