While he can’t read yet, my 2-year-old son has a passion for books. Every time he enters my office he heads straight for the bookcase.
I blame Glendale’s Casa Verdugo Library children’s program, which he attends every week.
Each week, he learns something new at Casa Verdugo, but what I appreciate most is that he interacts with other kids of different cultures while also learning from books. That’s why I was alarmed by recent proposals that would have put Casa Verdugo on the chopping block.
Recently, the Glendale City Council has been holding budget study sessions during which city departments are presenting 2011-12 budgets and explaining how they might help bridge an $18 million budget shortfall. For local governments, these are stressful times. And if you don’t pay attention, now is a good time to start taking interest in how your tax dollars are spent.