Oakley does have a way to finance a library. The City is reviewing its annual budget. The review of the budget involves Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs). One proposed project is 6.5 million dollars for a downtown parking lot and a road along the railroad tracks. The project intends to provide parking for those who might use the train for transportation. I am opposed to the project.
My thoughts are to move the 6.5 million dollars from the parking lot and adjoining road to a fund dedicated to building an Oakley library. The location devoted to the parking lot downtown would be an ideal location for an Oakley Library in my mind.
The Planning Commission is considering the matter this coming Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30 P.M. The commission welcomes your input. Either attend the commission meeting or contact the commission by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The council will review the matter on June 14 at their meeting at 6:30 P.M. Now is the time to voice your opinion on spending the 6.5 million dollars to your council members. The best way to bring the matter to the council’s attention is to attend the meeting at City Hall.
Below is a URL to the proposed CIPs.
George Fuller, MPA, MA City Councilmember, City of Oakley