April LOrange

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Commented on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
E.B., relevant to your interests, I see the timeline now started calls for a capital campaign beginning this fall. I think the mayor's office would be who to call to learn exactly what that means, but I know it will be relevant to whether our taxes go up or not.
Commented on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
So far, I've learned that the city planning department is not involved yet, as the project has not yet applied for permits. At this stage, Tammy, it sounds like you and those other supporters should be calling councilpeople directly. I'm working on scheduling myself a face-to-face with someone who may be sympathetic to see if they can wrangle answers to my design questions out of the mayor's office. I'll update y'all when I know more.
Commented on Main Library Campus 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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.
Commented on Main Library Campus 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Speaking of the planning department, has anyone gone in and spoken with them in person yet? City planners don't necessarily get to suit themselves in this process--their job is to make it happen, whether "it" comes from a supervisor, a department head, or a mayor/city manager. A face-to-face might get us a better read on where exactly this is coming from. It would at least make it harder for them to ignore some of these questions that simply go unanswered through online channels.
Supported a comment by Diane Plastino Graves on Main Library Campus 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Diane Plastino Graves
And it is important to note that the Salt Lake City and Seattle libraries, often touted as similar to Boise's plan, both received a bond levy vote from the citizens, which has been denied to date by our City Hall. By my count, this and the stadium will be the largest taxpayer-funded projects in the City of Boise' history. If we vote for fire stations, foothills preservation, and school bonds, we deserve the right to vote on these extremely large projects.
Commented on Main Library Campus 7 months, 1 week ago
We aren't complaining about *a* new library. We're complaining about *this particular design*. What is functional in Salt Lake City won't be here, due to differences in climate and orientation. What's beautiful in Salt Lake City, where they've built quite a bit from pale stone, sticks out like a store thumb in an area made of red brick. Accept that we aren't anti-LIBRARY. Meet us halfway, and let's talk about how to meet the needs of our community at large, not the able-bodied folks who drive to Salt Lake City in particular.