Monday, June 19, 2006

DC Library Proposal Draws Divergent Views

Today's Washington Post published several letters on Mayor Anthony Williams' proposal for the construction of a new main library building instead of refurbishing the old one.

I think the first letter-writer asks some questions that need answering.

Regardless of whether it's best to upgrade the current library or build a new one, Mayor Williams is interested in building his own legacy. He had nothing to do with the old building, but could always say a new one resulted directly from his own "leadership."

Let's not look too hard to find the obvious motivations from such politicians. A new building would be "his" in a way the old one isn't.

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