Associated Press Release
ATLANTA (AP) -- The first of eight new libraries planned for Fulton County is under construction despite county officials being unsure of how they'll pay to operate them next year.
A law recently passed barring county officials from raising property values in the next two years, which is expected to leave county commissioners looking for alternatives to find the $8 million it will cost to run the libraries each year.
In 2008, voters approved a plan to borrow $275 million to build and renovate the county's libraries. The library system saw 3.9 million visitors in 2012, up 5 percent from 2011.
Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts tells the Atlanta Journal Constitution (http://bit.ly/1605Wvj) he hopes to discuss the issue with his colleagues in the near future.
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