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Council takes 1st step in proposed $70-million library, civic center development project

Original post made on Oct 7, 2009

It could take years before sufficient funds are available and construction actually starts but the City Council took a major step last night towards building a $70 million new Civic Center complex and public library. Council members indicated that the library would be the first to be rebuilt.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 7:46 AM

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 7, 2009 at 8:25 am

Stacey is a registered user.

When does a library become big enough to warrant the creation of branches? Lots of space in Hacienda, including parking space.

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Posted by Terry
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Oct 7, 2009 at 9:55 am

As a supporter of our library, I am encouraged by this news.

Until now, the library has not been a high priority for the Council. I hope that it stays a priority.

It says much about our City and the leadership when we have a library that serves the community in good fashion.

Thanks to the Mayor, Council, and Staff for moving this project forward.

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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 7, 2009 at 11:57 am

ALthuogh I live within walking distance of the current library, I'd prefer to see the city spend its money on a second library on the north side of town and leave this one as is.

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Posted by Razzzor
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 8, 2009 at 6:30 pm

I too would like some more consideration of a north P'town branch...

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Posted by Kurt Kummer
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Oct 8, 2009 at 6:38 pm

If you live in North Pleasanton, maybe the soon-to-be-constructed bike/ped undercrossing of I-580 will be of interest. Next year Pleasanton, Dublin and East Bay Regional Parks will construct the trail to connect Pleasanton's Centennial Trail (along I680) to a Dublin trail that comes out directly behind the Dublin library. Just so you can get your bearings, the undercrossing will start right across from the entrance to Clubsport and the Hilton. Will that direct access to Dublin's library help at all?

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Posted by Pete
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 11, 2009 at 8:09 am

Thank you Kurt for advising an alternative to a present moment concern.The Community at-large(includes schools,business) may weigh-in and attempt to balance this first step. For the moment,your answer has more insight than many know.

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