Kudos to the Friends of the Oakley Library. The organization has painstakingly worked to bring a library to the City of Oakley. It appears that the members are coming close to accomplishing their goals. Tomorrow night, January 24, at 6:30 pm, in City Hall, the Oakley City Council will discuss the construction of a library in Oakley. Our City Manager, Joshua McMurray, believes the City can construct a library without further taxation of City residents. Please voice your opinions in writing to the council or by attending the meeting.
The Friends of the Oakley Library are a beaming example of how Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) will enhance our communities. I appreciated that Mayor Aaron Meadows supported my thoughts that NGOs need support in the City of Oakley. I was dismayed that during the Strategic Planning discussion by the council on January 10, Vice Mayor Anissa Williams said the City should only support business development, not NGOs. Vice Mayor Anissa Williams said the City should only support business development, not NGOs. I was also encouraged by City Manager Joshua McMurray’s response that the development of NGOs should be encouraged, and perhaps the City of Oakley can begin to provide workshops on the development of NGOs (non-profits) for community members.
Thank you, Friends of the Oakley Library, for all you have done for the residents of Oakley.
Below is a segment concerning the Strategic Planning discussion.