Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mayor Tom Hanna Provides His Perspective on Appleton Public LIbrary Planning Process

Link to October 7 Appleton Post-Crescent article, "Q&A: Mayor Tim Hanna talks about future for Appleton Public Library".

Excerpt: For a project of this magnitude, there's a lot of planning and discussion that needs to go into this if we want it to be the best it can be, and not just for the city, because this library serves a much wider are than the city of Appleton. So there's a lot of work to do. In my mind, we need to keep this process and the conversation going. In fact, in an economy like this, now's the time to do the planning.

Mayor Hanna provides his comments
1. On including the site selection money in the budget
2. On whether the site selection money means a project is any more likely to happen
3. On if the city eventually is going to need a bigger library or a new library
4. On if he has an idea of what the public-private funding split would be
5. On which has to come first, the public funding or the private funding
6. On whether the library should remain downtown
7. On if the decision could eventually go to a referendum.

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