Palo Alto City Council Rejects Friends Offer of $100K
As per the recommendation of Library Director Paula Simpson, the city council of Palo Alto, CA rejected a directed donation of the Friends of the Library by a 5 to 4 vote margin. The Friends had hoped the city would use the $100,000 to purchase a modular building to maintain public space in the city's Downtown Library while the Children's Library temporarily closes for renovation next year, but Simpson sees other priorities.
There seems to be an issue regarding which branches are the most utilized and which branches have the most supportive FOL groups. Story here .