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Mitchell Park Library

Original post made by What's the story?, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jun 1, 2013

Much has been written over the last year or so about the delays with the library at Mitchell Park. It seems that most of the blame has fallen on the head of the contractor--basically the city has laid the blame on him.
Recently the contractor submitted a response, in which he detailed the roadblocks put before him by the city. This got a story in the local newspapers and nothing else.
Has the Weekly looked into his contentions? Is the Weekly investigating why the library is really behind schedule and who is to blame? Or is it business as usual at the Weekly offices.

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Posted by CrescentParkAnon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm

How about a link to that contractor's response?

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Posted by Not an issue
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Not surprisingly it looks like the weekly did not cover this story ( I used the search engine above to search palo alto online-- maybe it was in the print edition only or maybe the weekly is leading the one sided blame game )

I found this story in the daily news

Web Link

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm

There are always two sides to every story. Something makes me believe Flintco's story more than the city's.

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Posted by bd
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Jun 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm

The Mitchell Park Library remodel was incredibly poorly conceived, planned and executed. Who builds a library in the midst of the internet era? Who designs a complex so ugly and out-of-place w/ the look and feel of the neighborhood?

The Library commission that proposed this should be embarrased and ashamed. The city staff and city manager who oversaw the design should flat out be replaced.

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Posted by Not an issue
a resident of Community Center
on Jun 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm

You are correct, bd.

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Posted by Used to like libraries
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 2, 2013 at 11:33 pm

The staff who created it was first Paula Simpson, then Dianne Jennings led the bond issue and completion of the plans -both safely retired now.
Current Director LaConge promised the Library Board a few weeks ago just wait, it will be beautiful. Whistling in the dark.
Architects are Group4. They still work for us on Main. It appears there is enough bad work all over the place.

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