No Action Yet on Garage
May 8, 2019 —
The City Council took no action today on a Draft Budget that includes a garage-library-mixed use structure on the Farmers Market lot. The Budget won't be voted on until June. Next Tuesday the Council will consider a proposal to authorize a Council subcommittee of Sandy Brown, Justin Cummings, and Donna Meyers to consider the future of the Downtown Library.
The Campaign for Sustainable Transportation is proposing that a portion of the $87 million savings from not building the garage go towards filling the gap between the Library's $28 million Measure S funds and the $38 million that the Library's architect estimated would achieve the Library's goals at the existing Library site. This looks like a win-win to us.
If we get enough emails into Council in the next two weeks, the Council will get it that the overwhelming public sentiment is to not build a garage and to keep the Farmers Market at its current location. So click here to sign your email to Council.
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