Christine King

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Supported a comment by Deborah Eisinger on Main Library Campus 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Deborah Eisinger
Parking is essential. I wonder if a big glossy building suits the site, as it will verge on the Anne Frank Memorial. The main entrance should not impinge on the lovely quarry stone silhouette of the Memorial. It’s a well known landmark.
Commented on Main Library Campus 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Thomas, you make a good point about the design. I was appalled that the city had not seemingly had a plan for The Cabin until after a public outcry. The Cabin was informed the day before the plan was unveiled, then the city was 50% under on the expense of moving. I would guess they were simply going to raze the building. The city has been asked about library patrons having to pay for parking, they "hope" the first two hours will be free. There are a number of disadvantaged (not necessarily homeless) people who have vehicles and spend a good bit of time at the library, they can't afford parking,
Supported a comment by Paul Shaffer on Main Library Campus 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Paul Shaffer
Nampa Public Library, Garden City Public Library, Eagle Public Library, Ada Community Library, TVCC, all have Kanopy video streaming available for the patrons. But Boise PL does not. Why? I looked into this a little, and was told by the BPL PTB that "we looked into it and couldn't keep up with demand." It's not in their fiscal year budget. Go ahead, request Kanopy at BPL and you will be extremely shut down. Kanopy video streaming is carried by many public libraries and universities all over the country. If they can afford it, why not Boise? Are they Just saving their pennies for the new (and awesome) main library construction? At what point does the old bricks and mortar building model have less relevance than the quality of the online product offerings? See Kanopy.com for more information.
Supported a comment by April LOrange on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
April LOrange
Okay, I think we've about accomplished what we can accomplish through online discourse. We all see the questions that never get answered. I think we need to speak to the planning department in person, and based on that, begin bending the ear of individual councilpeople. I'm going to try and schedule a face-to-face with the appropriate person in the planning department, whoever that turns out to be. I have a list of questions and concerns (already posted elsewhere on this board) I'll take with me. I've added bird strikes to it. I'll report back with any findings.

Any of y'all know how to contact folks privately through this board? If we're going to approach city councilpeople individually, it might be useful to coordinate, but really doesn't belong on this board.
Supported a comment by Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Diane Plastino Graves
I find the City's responses routinely superficial. The Library and the stadium will be the largest taxpayer-funded municipal projects in our City's history (the airport's capital projects are paid for by user fees and Airport Revenue Bonds) yet City Hall will not allow a vote? And puts up a defense that efforts to force a vote on large City and CCDC expenditures are anti-Boise? Nothing could be the truth: Citizens' desires to have a say in these huge projects--that they will pay for extensively--is pro-Boise.
Commented on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you, Tammy. A screen, for glare? Whaaat?