City council recently voted to build the new cultural center as an attachment to the downtown library.
It seems that the plan is to confiscate portions of the library and re-use them as part of the cultural center. According to one speaker at the city council meeting the plan is to take almost half of the library.
Several librarians spoke before council and complained that they had been “blind sided” by city staff and were not aware of the impact of the plan until the proposal was posted on the council agenda.
The librarians have long memories.
We deserve better