Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006 | I appreciate that Mr. Kratz is a taxpayer. So am I. I totally support a new central library. Why? Because I use it, as do thousands of other taxpayers. I do research sometimes. I get materials for school age children which can’t be gotten in the branches. The collection is so much bigger than branches to browse. There are some homeless, but it is not a shelter and I haven’t noticed any wine bottles or drug stuff having to be “cleaned up.” With more and more people moving downtown, the need for a new central library will only expand.

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