Final Library Vote - a Travesty
By Roberta "Bobbie" McCreary
May 14, 2010
What a Travesty! Last night's Council vote selected Copper Ridge
(at the end of the 3rd Avenue Bypass) as the development site
for the new Library for the next 50 years by default, not by
choice. Comments made about the public (and the Council) being
split down the middle actually reflected preferences for "downtown"
or "not downtown" NOT reflecting one-half favoring
Copper Ridge. I feel certain about this because I spoke to many
people, adults and youth, with an open question, "What do
you think about Copper Ridge as a location for the new Library."
I estimate 85 to 90% said, in effect, "no way!"
Had the first vote addressed
Copper Ridge, it would have failed. (Two council members preferred
Heckman and two preferred Main School.) That would have forced
the final vote to be a choice OTHER THAN Copper Ridge! Either
the Heckman or the Main School Site would have satisfied the
public who have major concerns about the Copper Ridge location
in terms of cost, timing, site issues and safety.
Roberta "Bobbie" McCreary
Received May 14, 2010 - Published
May 14, 2010
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