We have been reading and hearing about various reports and allegations concerning the Queens Library leadership over the past several months. Some of these assertions are quite serious and shocking.
State Senator Tony Avella is sponsoring legislation that will do just that. He has incorporated the ideas of Queens Borough President Melinda Katz as well as additional proposals of his own to ensure that the library system will not come under a cloud of suspicion again in the future.
I have read that State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry have proposed legislation regarding the library system, as well. Apparently, their legislation does not go as far as it should in mandating change and reform in our public library system as Senator Avella’s proposal does.
With little time left to this legislative session, it is necessary for all involved to come to an agreement that should include opening up the library system’s financial books for an audit.