|The Library is hot right now, but not in a good way|
"I am in the Library right now and it is 80 degrees. No joke, I checked the thermostat near the front desk. It's so hot in here I cannot believe it. I sat down to read the pamphlet I've included here and realized that the library will now be closed on Fridays as of Aug 6. I asked myself, is this how they are going to fund a new library? Cut hours and shut off the A/C?"
I am going to assume that in the winter you are going to want to bring a sweater. Maybe this is part of a ruthless psychological campaign designed to build some support amongst Library users for a parcel tax? Cut hours and increase your intellectual sweat equity? Does it have something to do with that Challenger Reader Pool Party?
This next email had shown up a day earlier, and it deals with what is currently going on at City Hall. It is very different.
"City Hall has been redone. New everything in the reception/staff area. Carpet, reception desk, paint, partitions, chairs. I guess the UUT money is coming in handy. Also, the thermostat is set really low."
Maybe we should be alerting all Library users that City Hall can now officially be considered a designated cooling center? You can take out your books at the Library and read them at City Hall. If you ask nice and bring enough nickels, you might even be able to use the copy machines there and preserve the memorable passages you'll want to treasure in the years to come.
My guess here is that since the City Council has decided it will no longer be fighting mansionization because the city can no longer afford the legal costs of doing so, City Hall has been upgraded in order to make it a more business friendly environment.
With all of those out-of-town developers now streaming in to get their permits and other stuff done while the getting is good, the city felt it needed to make a more positive impression on them. They're now looking golden for the anticipated gold rush.
Besides, they got to keep their competitive edge with Arcadia, right?