Real ‘falsehood’ is building library on new site

Letter to the SC Sentinel, 2/3/2022

A recent letter writer (Feb. 1) accuses Stephen Kessler of “promoting falsehoods.” But this is a cover for the writer’s own misrepresentation of the 2016 Measure S campaign for library bond funds. What falsehood Kessler is said to have promoted is never spelled out. However, if you read the letter carefully, you can find where the writer wiggles past the truth.

Sure, the Measure S language does not “preclude” relocating the Downtown Library. It doesn’t preclude building a new library on Mars either. What the Measure S campaign never proposed was building a library on the present site of the Downtown Farmers Market. That idea was not floated until after the bond measure passed … with my vote and those of 57,787 people.

Let’s keep the Downtown Library where it belongs, at the Civic Center.

— Valerie Girsh, Santa Cruz

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