Libraries and 2006 Bond Election

On my way past the library homepage, I noticed a link advocating a new central library. The current Faulk branch opened in 1979 and I, for one, can attest that it’s woefully inadequate, starting with the parking. The final public hearing for input into the 2006 bond election advisory committee is Thursday, January 5th at 7pm at City Hall. Funds for the new central library is just one of the line items that the committee is considering. Getting funds for another public skatepark to follow the one that just opened this month at Mabel Davis is another cause you can advocate at the meeting.

While I’m on the subject of libraries, there’s also a second community input meeting for the design of the new location of the Twin Oaks Branch on January 11th at 6:30pm at the Friends Monster Book Store, 1800 S. Fifth Street. To give you an idea of how long it can take from having the bond election and approving the funds to actually building the facility, this new facility for Twin Oaks is the result of a 1998 Bond Election.

1 Comment so far

  1. inky (unregistered) on December 31st, 2005 @ 10:56 am

    Tim, I must respectfully disagree with your comment on the parking. Like many who complain endlessly about their parking woes, I should ride the bus to the central library, but I’m lazy so I usually drive, and in 20 years I’ve never ever had a problem finding a space. During the library’s busy hours (evenings and weekends) you have the entirety of downtown Austin in which to park.

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