Downtown library plans: Voters should make the decision

Updated: Jul 13

Article in the SC Sentinel, 6/24/2022

There are enough residents in Santa Cruz who oppose the location and scope of a proposed multi-use library project that the matter should be put to a vote.

Which is what will happen in November.

In past Editorials in this space, we noted the community divisions over two matters: the plans for proceeding with plans for a commuter rail line along with a contiguous recreational trail on the county-owned coastal corridor, and the plans to move the central, downtown library to a new location that would include affordable housing and a parking garage.

Both, we said, needed to come before voters....

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