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ERIC Number: ED019981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 128
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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CENTRAL LIBRARY SERVICES IN MONROE COUNTY, THE PROBLEM OF FISCAL EQUITY.
GREENSPAN, STEPHEN H.
PART OF A LONG-TERM STUDY OF CITY-COUNTY FISCAL RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN MONROE COUNTY, THIS REPORT IS CONCERNED SOLELY WITH PUBLIC POLICY, ESPECIALLY IN THE CONTEXT OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND STRUCTURAL ADEQUACY. THE MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY WAS TO DEFINE THE AREAS OF FINANCIAL NEED AND TO RELATE THESE TO THE OVER-ALL OBJECTIVES OF THE LIBRARY SYSTEM. IT WAS FOUND THAT BECAUSE OF INADEQUATE COUNTY-WIDE FINANCING OF THE MONROE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (MCLS) SERVICE, MCLS HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY LIMITED IN ALL ITS ACTIVITIES. MAJOR PROBLEMS ARE SEEN AS--(1) PUBLIC USE OF THE MAIN LIBRARY WITH NO REIMBURSEMENT, (2) INADEQUATE REIMBURSEMENT OF SERVICES WHICH ROCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (RPL) PROVIDES THROUGH CONTRACT, (3) NO PROVISION WITHIN THE CONTRACTS FOR THE SERVICES RPL PROVIDES ON A DE FACTO BASIS, (4) INEQUITIES IN GENERAL SUPPORTIVE SERVICES SUCH AS ADMINISTRATION, AND (5) SERVICES WHICH ARE PROVIDED DIRECTLY BY MCLS HEADQUARTERS WHICH ARE NOT EXTENDED EQUALLY TO RPL UNITS AND RESIDENTS. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE--(1) REVISION OF THE CONTRACT BETWEEN MCLS AND RLP TO ESTABLISH COMPLETE FISCAL EQUITY, (2) DESIGNATING MONROE COUNTY AS THE MAIN SOURCE OF FUNDS TO SOLVE FISCAL EQUITY PROBLEMS, (3) PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO INCREASE MCLS HEADQUARTERS STAFF ACTIVITIES AND TO DOUBLE ITS CASH GRANT PROGRAM, AND (4) DESIGNATING MONROE COUNTY AS THE FINANCIAL SOURCE FOR RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY BUILDING. APPENDICES INCLUDE THE MONROE COUNTY LEGISLATURE'S RESOLUTION ON LIBRARY SERVICES AND LIBRARY FINANCIAL TABLES FOR THE SYSTEM. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Rochester Bureau of Municipal Research, Inc., NY.
Identifiers: Monroe County Library System NY; Rochester Public Library NY