Just so you are completely aware, the correct date for Library Forum 2 is Wednesday, January 24. This event will be taking place at the Recreation Center, located in Sierra Vista Park. Not exactly what I would call a neutral site since that is the place where both the Library Board of Trustees and the erstwhile Friends of the Library want to move all of those books once the current Library is mulched and the property sold off. I am pretty sure this is not a coincidence.
The format for this get-together is quite different from the first forum. Apparently it is a special meeting, with some of Sierra Madre's leading visionaries on hand to explain the Library relocation stratagem to anyone who happens to wander by that evening.
Here is how the Agenda Item reads:
Have I ever told you that the fix is in? Who amongst the situationally elevated listed above is going to actually come out and say that they want to keep the Library where it is and save everyone a whole lot of money and bother? Well, perhaps one or two will. Maybe. But that is it.
Think of it this way. Some of the most influential people behind the Library demolition plan also brought to Sierra Madre its interest only payment water bonds scheme, the One Carter lawsuit mill, along with the Downtown Specific Plan.
So what could possibly go wrong?
Belly Laugh Day
There is a silver lining to this ominous dark cloud. January 24, which I hope by now you know falls on a Wednesday this year, is also Belly Laugh Day.
Here is how Belly Laugh Day is explained on a website called Calendar-365.Com (link).
Maybe that flyer, with its bollixed up Library Forum meeting date, is actually a Belly Laugh Day prank? That certainly is one possible explanation.
I'll let you know if I hear differently.