Friday, Sept. 22, 2006 | Ms. Lefkowitz, let’s first take care of the many and extremely serious fiscal problems this city has as a result of incompetent governance. Bells and whistles such as a “world class” central public library “of which we all can be proud” can come later – when we can afford it. That would, by the way, also be after the branch libraries are made as effective as they can be.

Prudent people do not go out to buy baubles for the house when the foundation is cracked, the basement is flooded, the walls are falling down and the roof leaks and there is no money to pay for any of it.

As much as the downtown homeless would love to have this new facility, we can do without it at this particularly sad time in our existence as a city.

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