Posted by Sandy Crittenden, a resident of the Atherton: Lindenwood neighborhood, on Sep 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm
The Environmental Impact Report states, "In accordance with CEQA Guidelines § 15126.6, the Draft EIR identifies the Reduced Library Size at Holbrook-Palmer Park alternative as the environmentally superior alternative because it would slightly reduce, although not eliminate any of, the impacts identified for the proposed project."
With the exception of the Watkins Ave, El Camino Real intersection, which is controlled by Caltrans and out of Atherton’s control, all environmental impacts will be mitigated.
According to Mr Croft, there is never a right time to build a library.
The park is still the best location for the new library. It is a compatible, low impact use that works well in the park.
Library visits have continued to increase year after year. While digital use of library services has also increased, the library is appreciated my more residents.
Atherton deserves a new library. We have paid for it already from our taxes; we should have a new environmentally sensitive library for our families, young and old.