Several signs calling for the saving of branch libraries littered the crowd.
The budget committee has six different proposals on the table as it works to trim $3 million from the FY 15 budget, including one to eliminate the branch libraries.
“It costs about a combined somewhere around $600,000 to operate those two branch libraries,” said Laura Illig, with the Eugene Budget Chairperson. “It’s just one of the many things we’re looking at to see if it’s still the right thing for the community.”
The committee will turn over its work, including the feedback, to the Eugene City Manager. He will then propose a budget to the Eugene City Council for review.