Community Meetings Announced for New Library, Civic Center to be Located at ECR and Chestnut

South San Francisco, CA    March 22, 2018  Submitted by SSF Public Library

The next community meeting about the new library and community center is Tuesday, March 27, 6:00 p.m. at the West Orange Library.

Not able to come Tuesday? There will be many chances to contribute. Here’s a bigger list of upcoming meetings:

• Library Board Meeting on 3/27/18, 6:00 p.m., Main Library
• Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee on 4/4/18, 6:00 p.m., City Hall Conference Room
• Measure W Citizens’ Oversight Committee, 4/4/18, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, MSB
• Measure W Subcommittee, 4/9/18, 1:00 p.m., City Hall Conference Room
• Friends of the Library, 4/10/18, 6:00 p.m., Main Library
• Cultural Arts Commission, 4/19/18, 6:30 p.m., Betty Weber Room, MSB
• Measure W Town Hall, 5/22/18, 6:30 p.m., MSB, Social Hall and Atrium
• City Council Study Sessions are scheduled for April 25, 2018, and June 13, 2018.
• A pop-up event is also planned at Parks Alive! Streets Alive! on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Orange Memorial Park.

It’s your new library, so tell the architects how you want it to look, function, and feel! We are looking forward to hearing from you.


1 comment for “Community Meetings Announced for New Library, Civic Center to be Located at ECR and Chestnut

  1. Elise Warner
    March 22, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    All these meetings for a library supposedly paid for by Measure W funds, a capital project, but the city is going to pay for it with a loan that the community was not notified PRIOR to putting it before the voters, quietly one briefly and quietly announced evening when all of a sudden after the rules were changed to pass the measure from 2/3 to a simple majority the vote passed underwhelmingly in an off year election, when the lowest voter turnout guarantees to pass unpopular tax increases(The City’s own polling said it would not pass by a 2/3 majority). The community was never told it was for a library and a civic center and how much it was going to cost. It remained nebulous.

    There was not ONE Town Hall Meeting ever PRIOR to discuss how the community was going to spend the money or that there was even going to be a sales tax increase to pay for it or that it was a planned project. The community at neighborhood meetings prior to the surprise Measure W initiative, expressed a long held desire for a new swimming pool at Orange Park.We’ve wanted one for over 20 years to replace the crumbling old pool. I think the community would rather have a new pool than a library.

    We are surrounded by libraries, why can’t we renovate the one we have? Grand Ave. was renovated. Save the money and build a new pool THE COMMUNITY WANTS

    Now, after the fact, the city wants the community’s opinion, like it matters.

    More political tactics imposed on our small City courtesy of the politico City Manager and our ageing City Council who have lost touch with working families about what is important in modern life.

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