By: Diane Benjamin
The Atlanta Public Library does not have a liquor license, but that didn’t stop them from buying MANY cases since 2014. Yes, your tax dollars paid for it since the cost was put on the Library credit card.
In August an investigator from the Illinois Liquor Commission paid them a visit. The usual suspects (Bill Thomas, Randy Brooks, Rachel Neisler) all admitted the library bought alcohol for events. Atlanta residents need to read the report: State Investigative Report
How many CASES did the library buy? (Obtained by FOIA)
Is this what you pay the Library to do? Supposedly they gave all this alcohol away! Is it the job of the Library Board to provide alcohol to whoever they please?
How much did it cost? We don’t know because receipts are missing, under FOIA more than $1300 was found to be spent. See that list and the missing items HERE
Amy Wertheim went to the Atlanta City Council meeting and spoke about this issue. It is up to the Mayor to hold those who acted illegally accountable since he is the Liquor Commissioner. Think anything will?
See the video of her comments: