It was interesting to read DeWayne Bartel's endorsement of the $35 million for libraries and his interview with Councilman Gary Sandberg. Most interesting was that a reliable source told me that Sandberg announced his resignation as council library liason.
DeWayne says the delay of a vote last night was "only about a decision over location". Surely it couldn't be that Gary didn't have the 6 votes he needed to dump $35 more million dollars on the property tax payers who reside in the City of Peoria
I suspect it will be an interesting council meeting on June 24. It may all boil down to common sense.
There are only two sure things I'm told; death and taxes. I might add "big" egos and facts that get in the way of intelligent decisions.
My challenge to meet with me at Lakeview Library and show me a library "bursting at it's seams", inadequate parking and people using computers for "intellectual development." You know you can't or you would. Invite Mike Bailey, who lives in tazewell County and doesn't pay Peoria property taxes. People who own computers say they use the libraries computers because everything is "free".
I say a lot of young people are using the free library computers because they don't want their parent or parents to see what use they are making of these unsupervised computers.