El Cerrito City Council Revives Campaign for New Library


The City of El Cerrito is revisiting efforts to revitalize the El Cerrito Library. Determined to provide the community with detailed information on proposed plans, the City intends to also research both private and public sites for the Library location.

In addition, the El Cerrito City Council passed a proposal for a joint project with BART involving the El Cerrito Plaza station parking lot.

A 2016 attempt to re-address a 15-year old campaign for replacement of the 69-year old Library encouraged the Council  to place Measure B, a $30 million bond, on the November ballot. Some El Cerrito residents feel Measure B, which failed, did not provide enough specifics on the proposed replacement and therefore lacked a clear focus.

City Manager Scott Hanin maintains that the current revival process for the Library will span a two-to-three year period, with the requirement of placing a new bond on the ballot.

For more information on new plans for the El Cerrito Library, see: EAST BAY TIMES: El Cerrito is once again campaigning for new library

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