Atherton: Library question heads for ballot after heated debate over language
Original post made on Jul 26, 2012
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on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:07 pm
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on Jul 27, 2012 at 7:52 am
A concern of many is that the town will lose the Main House, valuable land, and additional open space to build a 10-12,000 square foot library facility that will often be occupied below 50% capacity due to the Redwood City Library, Menlo Park Library, E-Books, expanded school libraries, and the Internet providing the needed resources.
With only 10-15 people pushing the expanded size library, why not just spend the $400,000 needed to do the seismic upgrades to the current library?
Praise to Lewis for pointing this out and voting against the misleading Ballot Statement. In the council campaign four years ago, Lewis pointed out that increases in the Business Liscense Tax and Road Impact Fees were illegal and would have to be refunded. McKeithen campaigned the town's finances were fine.
Right after the election the town admitted Lewis was right and started steps to make the refunds.
There is a good chance, Widmer, McKeithen, and Dobbie have pushed through building a large facility which is not needed, will have many empty chairs, and changed the nature of the park.
on Jul 27, 2012 at 9:16 am
Peter Carpenter is a registered user.
This issue will be decided by Atherton's intelligent and literate voters and after reading both the ballot measure and the arguments FOR and AGAINST.