Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back on track!

The votes were counted this morning, and the unofficial results are that Proposition #1 (authorizing the City Council to select a library site anywhere within city limits) garnered 816 Yes votes and 500 No, while Proposition #2 (restricting construction of a new library to city-owned property downtown) had 524 Yes votes and 795 No.
There are still about 100 absentee and question ballots to be counted, but it's clear that the voters have told the City Council to go ahead with the project.  We will soon be on our way to meeting the deadline for State matching funds for the construction of a new, accessible, user-friendly library!
We want to thank everyone who devoted their time and attention to this issue, especially the Borough residents who - even though they weren't able to vote - wanted to give their support.  The whole political upheaval has been a little surprising to us librarians, since we normally lead such uncontroversial lives.  It's put the library project in the forefront of people's minds, however, and spurred some really interesting discussions.
If you want to know more about the library project, the history of the library, and the upcoming steps along the path to a new facility, please visit

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's right Rainbird Librarian. Just keep your head buried in the sand. As a concerned taxpayer, when are we going to vote on the main question of this issue: Do we need a new public library in the first place?