I just read your notebook Nov. 27 (“New Library: A Resource for Those Without Resources”). You make a good point for needing a depository for books, creating a resource for computer access for those without computers and making a community-based resource, which even includes a theater.
I agree that we need a regional depository for books. This depository should be single story with aisles large enough for automated vehicles to assist in the pickup and delivery of books to be delivered to branch libraries. What’s proposed has limited access, with expensive parking.
The computer labs and free access to the Internet should be expanded at all libraries, especially in less enriched neighborhoods.
Let’s renovate the existing downtown branch library (old main) into a state of the art super neighborhood library and computer center using. (Lets) use state funds to build a depository on city owned land at Montgomery Field and take the rest of our limited resources and upgrade our branch library system.
The city of San Diego could sell the proposed Main Library downtown property to the Parks and Recreation Department, using funds paid for parks by the condo developers, and create desperately needed open space in “condo alley.”
We in Clairemont also want upgraded libraries and don’t want all of our resources drained to support downtown.