Did I wake up in an alternate universe on July 22? There, in bold print, was an article titled “Library Board seeks public input.”
The article went on to quote board member Tanya Freeman as saying, “Transparency is crucial.” Really! The Library Board has never been transparent about anything other than the fact that they are chomping at the bit to spend taxpayer money on a “big box” anchor, or should I say quasi-cultural center for downtown development.
You want some input? Here’s some. Take the $19 million and use it to support literacy programs in the local schools and in poorer areas of the city whose existing libraries could receive a major boost by receiving merely a portion of the monies the board have dedicated toward downtown development. Would they care to respond? I doubt it. They don’t want to go there. This is just another pet project for the Holden administration. Who loses? We do!