Pacifica Tribune/Ester Harris, Correspondent, 2/24/16. "Proposed library still on city's radar. Some express concerns over site's possible exposure to coastal erosion over time."
.... "Julie Finklang, the manager for Pacifica libraries, said 'There is a lot of misinformation being spread through blogs and social media regarding the new library site.'
|There went the Beach Blvd library!|
I learned that on Riptide, it's true.
Library will be on Palmetto Ave?
Coastal Commission approves,
and seawall is getting fixed? No...
|1 City library only, 2 floors,|
underground garage, modern.
County funds a portion, and we
fund the balance through a tax.
.... ... Eric Ruchames (member of the Pacifica Library Foundation) stressed the importance for people to understand this project has been in progress for years and years. “It’s not just something the City is trying to slip through,” he added.
Plans for the new library are moving forward. Finklang said the City is working on putting together a library advisory committee. They are currently seeking applicants interested in facilitating plans to move forward with the new library. Five applicants will be selected to serve on the committee. People may obtain applications at both the Sharp Park library and Sanchez library as well as at City Hall." Read article.
Reference, planning. City of Pacifica, the new Pacifica library, "City Council votes for next planning steps..." "At the meeting held on November 23, 2015, the City Council voted unanimously to take the next steps toward realizing the vision for a new library in Pacifica. Those steps include: Hiring an architect to complete the next phase of library design known as “schematic design”; Recognizing that a new tax measure to generate new revenue will be needed to construct the library; Hiring experts to determine and measure community support for a tax; and Appropriating sufficient funding to match funds available from San Mateo County for library planning and design activities.
Related, video. Pacifica Currents, 7/14/12, "A new library for Pacifica", Video 28:30 minutes. "Pacific Currents host Steve Johnson interviews guests Pacifica Libraries Manager Thom Ball and Pacifica Library Foundation Board Member Eric Ruchames about a new library for Pacifica." The Group 4 Architecture conceptual design and discussion begins about 10 minutes into the video. Pacifica Library Foundation.
Note photograph. Beach Blvd by Cheyenne Brockett from Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, 1/20/16,"Seawall collapses near Pacifica Pier." Graphic face page image from Group 4 Architecture.
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