Stamford officials eye tax to save libraries

STAMFORD - The Stamford Board of Representatives' Fiscal Committee is expected to consider a tax proposal which would allow the city's libraries to maintain their existing services.

Ferguson Library President Ernie DiMattia says he is hoping to find a happy ending for this chapter in the library's history and avoid drastically cutting hours.

"This is just a disaster for us at a time when people are more and more using us," he says.

DiMattia says his proposed tax levy to create a library fund falls under a new state law that allows a city's or town's legislative body to approve a special tax to fund public libraries.

However, Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia says the proposed levy of $20 or $27 per household is simply wrong.

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