Making a Case for the Library.
In light of the difficult economic situation affecting your city, the mayor and city council have recently proposed a budget that imposes significant spending cuts for the public library system. Specifically, the budget proposes that branch libraries will be open six hours a day from 11 am to 5 pm for four days a week, as branches will be closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.
You are the library director in this city, and the city council is consulting with you to get your input on the proposed cuts. Before your consultation meeting with city administrators, however, you have requested to make an address at a public meeting to discuss these proposed cuts and the role of the library in the community. This request has been granted.
For this assignment, assume the role of the library director and write your address for this public meeting, to an audience that will include the mayor, city council members, and concerned citizens. As you prepare this address, consider a) the types of arguments you will make; b) how you might be able to persuade the mayor and city council to reconsider their proposal, and c) how you can frame the role of the public in your comments.
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