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Mayor to discuss planned library renovations

Original post made on Jun 9, 2008

Palo Alto Mayor Larry Klein will discuss the planned library renovations at the Mitchell Park, downtown and main branches Wednesday night, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 270 Forest Ave., Palo Alto.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2008 at 2:29 pm

What a sneaky way to get those of us who don't ever go to the Downtown library and are interested in Mitchell and Main to visit the downtown library. I don't even know where it is or where to park for this branch.

I wonder who they will call on the phone survey? Will it be library patrons or voters?

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Posted by Milton
a resident of The Greenhouse
on Jun 9, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Because of Larry Klein's clear conflict of interest with regard to the PACT investigation and his constant vilification of the police I have come to the conclusion that he is clearly lacking in ethics and morals.
Therefore I plan to vote against the library bond that he is supporting.

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Posted by Not so stupid
a resident of another community
on Jun 10, 2008 at 7:41 am

Milton, that's certainly a muddle-headed way to decide things. However things work out with the library bond, I hope the community is smart enough to assess it on its own merits.

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Posted by Milton
a resident of The Greenhouse
on Jun 10, 2008 at 7:51 am

Not really, Not so stupid, if an ethically challenged politician is in favor of something, one has to wonder whether it should be approved or not. Also, boycotts have been a long standing American tradition for expressing displeasure with persons, places, causes etc.

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Posted by Not so Stupid
a resident of another community
on Jun 10, 2008 at 8:29 am

Milton, that statement just compounds the illogic of your approach.
Not so Stupid

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Posted by Milton
a resident of The Greenhouse
on Jun 10, 2008 at 8:39 am

Thanks, Not So Stupid for your input. everyone is entitled to their opinion and to the approcah to matters that suits them best. If you want to get into a discussion on what is illogical, then we should talk about how a city like Palo Alto, that likes to claim itself to be the birthplace of Silicon Valley, has the kind of government it has and how it has gotten itself into such a financial hole.

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Posted by No so Stupid
a resident of another community
on Jun 10, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Aaah, Milton, there you go again. If I remember correctly, per the city auditor, for the past several years, there's not a city in the State of California that has a better credit rating than Palo Alto. The city has virtually no debt and has lower electricity and gas rates than PG&E charges next door in Menlo Park.
Not so Stupid

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Posted by Elaine Meyer
a resident of University South
on Jun 10, 2008 at 11:48 pm

This is a neighborhood association meeting that was planned many weeks ago to help inform the public about the libraries. There is no connection to recent events.
The Downtown Library is at 270 Forest Ave., between Bryant and Ramona Sts.
You can park on the street, or under City Hall which is across the street from the library.
There is also a surface city lot on Bryant opposite City Hall, behind the yellow bank building.
If you have never been to the branch this might be a good time to look at it.

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