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San Ramon seeks feedback on library renovation plan

Original post made on Oct 1, 2014

The San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commission is seeking public feedback on the conceptual plan for renovations to the community library.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 4:23 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Lee Pein
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 1, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Please fix the San Ramon library, it is hideous! Our family just goes to the one in Danville it is so much nicer.

Posted by Helen
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 2, 2014 at 7:14 am

I think the new layout is perfect for families of young children. Thank you for taking our needs into consideration!

Posted by Longtime Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 2, 2014 at 10:25 am

Hey Lee, if you find it so hideous, why don't you offer your suggestions to make it better?

Posted by Resident for years
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 2, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Its all about location, location, location. The present library has a really bad location in the Marketplace, is on the wrong side of Bollinger, and parking is inadequate & frequently maxed out because of the nearby sports bars. It is not reasonable to expect a library patron to cruise the parking lots looking for an open parking spot, neither is it reasonable to expect library patrons to park on the far side of Bollinger to finally get to the library. I'm starting to prefer the Danville library, which is less hassle and much nicer anyway.

It also makes no financial sense to put several millions of dollars into the old library, when it has such a bad location and parking problems. It is much better to wait until the city can generate funds by selling its old city hall, and sell the old library (with a leaseback option to keep it operational for year or so), and then build a nice,new library away from the Marketplace, north of Bollinger. Building a new library will allow for a clean sheet design without all the sub-standard compromises that are attached to the old library renovation idea. Don't hold your breath though, the city council has proven itself to have a deaf ear when it comes to input from the residents. The council has already made its mind up on this, and it's own agenda, which is intimately tied up with Sunset Development Corp. The citizens of S.R. really don't have much say in this fiasco in the making.

Posted by BB
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 3, 2014 at 8:27 am

I agree with RFY. What good are all the improvements if there isn't sufficient parking? How will increased traffic to the library(due to improvements) be dealt with?

Posted by John Madison
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 4, 2014 at 11:06 pm

We don't need a library, we need a 15 story condo tower...let's be the first, don't let Dublin beat us....think of the tax revenue !! Right next to the City Center...

Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 9, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Very interesting, the poster the city placed in the San Ramon library fails to mention anything about the many comments pointing out lack of sufficient parking the city received from users of the library. The complete omission of mentioning the serious lack of adequate parking just goes to emphasize that the City of San Ramon has its own agenda and simply ignores valid concerns from its residents when residents concerns are at odds with the City of San Ramon's already decided agenda. So what else is new?

Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 14, 2014 at 7:11 am

The parking lot belongs to the Market Plce shopping center. The city has VERY limited options regarding the parking at the center since it doesn't belong the city.

Posted by RFY
a resident of San Ramon
on Oct 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Then don't continue rearranging the furniture on the deck of the Titanic. Follow the 10-2-14 RFY suggestion. The city should not continue throwing away our money on this bad idea.

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