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.
tags: libraries, librarians, washington+dc, anthony+williams