|But which library do they *heart* the most?|
As you might be aware, there is a big City Council and Library Board of Trustees joint meeting set up for July 10. Mark it on your calendar. And, of course, the discussion will be all about what to do with the Library now that selling the property it currently stands on for several million bucks has become politically more difficult. This after those survey cards results revealed that the last thing people in town want to do is sell that storied patch to a developer.
But is that possibility really off the table, or is it going to be reimagined through the artful deployment of heretofore unheard yet carefully planned language usages, including novel reinterpretations of the survey card results? You know how Library politics can get some times. The fix could still be in.
And you really do need to remember that certain key deep city (as opposed to "deep state") players behind the perhaps not quite dead yet Library move are in some ways responsible for a few of the larger disasters to ever strike the quaint foothill village we're discussing here. Including the Downtown Specific Plan, an interest payment only water bond scheme that ended up costing the city millions, and the current near fatal iteration of CalPERS.
So obviously those individuals really are capable of anything. No matter how bizarre or wrongheaded.
There are not many solid clues out there yet for how this joint meeting is going to go down, or what skullduggery might be afoot. Here is how the related item on the Library Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda for June 27 appeared. Link here.
As you can plainly see the "New Library" was still up for discussion, this despite the verdict of the people via those twice mailed survey cards. Which oddly enough were not scheduled for discussion.
My guess? There will be a hella big pitch for selling the property and moving the Library poolside at this July 10 confab. And the City Council will waver, being as deeply attuned to the opinions of the ancient and meddlesome deep city regime as they so obviously are.
They could flip. After all, they flipped on mansionization. And three of them did originally run for office as impassioned tax increase opponents, as hilarious at that might seem now.
We'll just have to wait and see.