BREAKING: KCLS Board Votes To Delay Decision On N. Highline Library Closures


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After almost three hours of testimony and discussion Tuesday (Nov. 29), the KCLS Board of Trustees voted unanimously to delay proceeding with the closure and consolidation of the White Center and Boulevard Park libraries – at least until after the Boundary Review Board makes its decision on Burien’s proposed annexation of unincorporated North Highline.

A full report will be posted Wednesday.

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9 Responses to “BREAKING: KCLS Board Votes To Delay Decision On N. Highline Library Closures”
  1. I’m still not convinced that the board intends to keep the libraries open. From the public comments of some of the trustees I feel the only reason they delayed this vote was because Down Constantine’s office sent a personal representative to ask (or demand?) that this be postponed until the annexation question is resolved. That unto itself is open to interpretation.

    Joey Martinez

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  2. Eaton B. Verz says:

    Good one Joey!!! Down….You are a funny guy. LOL

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  3. Wile.E says:

    It wasn`t an insult, That name fits him better than dow anyways.

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  4. Hotrodgal says:

    Thanks Joey for the update.
    Sure wish I could mark my calendar with the date of the next sneaky KCLS meeting though. 🙂

    Guess it’s time to start shooting off emails to the King County Council members, since I believe they are the ones responsible for the trustees in the first place.

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    • Not a problem. They are regularly scheduled, but not as high profile as the City Council meetings so tend to slip past being noticed.

      E-mails to King County electeds will be helpful. Reference Joe McDermott being there so they can talk to him about the meeting. He was pretty irate after the recess.

      Joey Martinez

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  5. Hotrodgal says:

    I was being sarcastic Joey but thanks for the reply anyway. 🙂

    I do have a question for you though.
    Are minutes or filming of the KCLS meetings kept somewhere accessible to the public? Not the agenda but an actual record of what’s been said at the meetings?
    I guess what I’m searching for is something akin to the streaming online records of our own Burien City Council meetings or a similar written record.

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  6. No Problemo. The minutes are kept here: http://www.kcls.org/about/board/minutes.cfm

    I’ve not found any audio records, however. I didn’t notice any cameras in the room either so that is probably a no-go.

    Joey Martinez

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    • Hotrodgal says:

      Thanks Joey. Geeze, I must have looked at that page a dozen
      times and managecd to gloss right over it.
      I notice that their posting of minutes is so back logged, that we may
      see the notes from last nights meeting sometime around New Years. 😀

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