Any closure or consolidation would be approved as part of the 2019 budget in July.
Commission Chairman Mike Boyce said he expected a “spirited” discussion in the coming weeks, acknowledging that libraries, like senior centers, are a “third rail” in local politics.
“We’re not turning this into a crisis,” he said. “We’re going to be talking about it for the next five months.”
Cobb recently celebrated the opening of the new, $10 million Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center, which replaced the East Marietta Library, despite a lack of a sustainable operating budget.
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