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RESOLUTION NO. 2003- 041 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br /> COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, <br /> FLORIDA, URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE <br /> TO REINSTATE FUNDING IN THE 2004 STATE <br /> BUDGET FOR THE STATE LIBRARY OF FLORIDA <br /> IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE STATE LIBRARY OF <br /> FLORIDA AS A COHESIVE UNIT FOR THE <br /> BENEFIT OF ALL WHO SEEK KNOWLEDGE AND <br /> TRUTH. <br /> WHEREAS, the Governor's proposed 2004 budget, if adopted, as <br /> proposed, will eliminate the State Library of Florida and disperse its <br /> collections; and <br /> WHEREAS, dispersing the historical and unique State Library <br /> Collection to other institutions and agencies will make it difficult for <br /> residents to have free and easy access to information about Florida's j <br /> history, culture, and life in a variety of formats under the guidance of a <br /> qualified, knowledgeable staff; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Indian River County library system has benefited <br /> immensely from the State Library of Florida's provision of enhanced library <br /> services and cost-saving sharing of resources; and <br /> WHEREAS, if increased literacy and better education are the highest <br /> priorities of this Governor's Administration, then dismantling the State <br /> Library of Florida runs contrary to such goals; <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF <br /> COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, that: <br /> 1 . The foregoing recitations contained in the preamble to this resolution <br /> are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference as if fully set forth <br /> herein. <br /> i <br />