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Supported a comment by Kurt Johnson on Main Library Campus 1 year, 6 months ago
Kurt Johnson
This project is absolutely insane. Anyone who goes to the library can tell you it is never overly crowded. Especially to the point of spending that kind of money to expand. With all the satellite libraries in the valley we are adequately staffed as far as I'm concerned. Also giving the ridiculous department of arts & "HISTORY" a shiny palace from which to misappropriate funds from.
Commented on Main Library Campus 2 years, 4 months ago
This building is completely unnecessary and will create another bigger city bureaucracy. Access will be limited to citizens who will have to pay for this behemoth and there will be all sorts of hoops that a user will have to jump through to reserve a room or use any services. This city has enough existing venues for events, programs, and services. Let's see how those venues are used before spending more money. Let's see if they are used, how? by whom? What traffic situations are the result, etc. The city just spent money to redo the history museum. There isn't a room or two that can be used for programs, services, events, and collections? This city is ridiculous and has no boundaries when it comes to spending money. Stop spending our money so frivolously! Just look at the Grove fountain. $750,000 for a fountain. Not good stewards with taxpayer dollars.
Commented on Main Library Campus 2 years, 4 months ago
No
Commented on Main Library Campus 2 years, 4 months ago
No, especially if a parking garage is part of the plan. Can this City Council leave something as it is? Really, they are remaking this city into an urban renewal utopia and not considering the way people WHO LIVE IN BOISE want to live and what they are willing to pay for. Seems like the City Council is more interested in appealing to outsiders instead of the people who have lived here all their lives or almost.
Commented on Main Library Campus 2 years, 4 months ago
As I stated in my previous comment, I will not use any aspect of the new library, especially if I have to pay for parking. Absolutely no way. I will go to the county library or branches before I will go to the main library.
Commented on Main Library Campus 2 years, 4 months ago
Never, especially if I have to pay to park, which is another part of the project. ANOTHER PARKING GARAGE!! Of course, the city will make patrons pay for the privilege to go to the library. Someone will have to pay for all this and it will the taxpayers. With Kindles and every other type of e-reader, do we really need a bigger library? What is the basis for this plan. Stop trying to change this city to impress who? Who is Bieter and the City Council trying to impress here? I didn't move to Boise to see it change into every other big city. What is the return on investment? So we can "feel" good? What need justifies this expense? What problem is the City Council and Bieter trying to solve? I don't think there is a problem; they just like to spend millions of dollars as often as possible and keep this city in a constant state of upheaval. How about we have a moratorium on building ANYTHING for one year? Let's see where the current building projects land. What unintended consequences are created? What new problems did the City Council create with their grandiose plans that the rest of us have to suffer through?