Open the library books – Queens Library must let controller audit

The Queens Library trustees have joined President Tom Galante in stonewalling scrutiny of the system’s financial records. The whole lot of them must be scared.

Controller Scott Stringer has sought, so far without success, access to the library’s ledgers. In denying him, the trustees and Galante have once more asserted that, as a nonprofit organization, the library is beyond public accountability.
Guided by this preposterous notion, the trustees awarded Galante a $392,000 annual contract, permitted him to collect $143,000 working long hours on the side for the Elmont, L.I., school district and kept him on the job despite a joint FBI and Department of Investigation probe.

The trustees are full of themselves — and of it. Continue>>>