Troy and the Troy Library are well-run and fiscally responsible, but TCU lies about it to keep their own taxes down
Like everywhere in America, it's many of the rich folk in Troy who don't believe in community amenities. Suddenly libraries are communistic because they serve everyone -- horrors!
If they have lots of disposable income, they can afford to waste money on constantly buying new books, yet these people but they don't want to pay a few bucks in taxes so the rest of us can go to the library and use books only as needed. The truth is, libraries are one of the best ways a community can pool its money for the good of all. Not to mention that sharing books and other resources is good for the environment.
So, in spite of what the scoundrels tell you, Troy is a well-run, low tax city. Just see the charts below. And remember, our library budget in 2010-2011 is only $2.6 million.
The folks leading the disinformation campaigns to kill off our amenities live in $700,000 homes (see Troy Citizens United/TCU leadership). That tells you that Troy isn't costing them money, rather their overblown home purchases are more than they could afford. They don't care about the common good. They care about their own wallets.
So think about it -- the rich folks who intentionally disinformed the uninformed middle and prompted them to vote down Proposal 1, are really the fiscally irresponsible ones in Troy, and they are destroying our community because they apparently can't afford their own property taxes. Maybe it's time for them to move?