29 February 2008

UPDATE ON BOC AGENDA


From Library Director John Szabo:

There really isn’t currently a date that the offer for the land will come before the BOC. Since the Board of Trustees recommended renovating the existing facility and not selling the property, the Library won’t be bringing forward the subject of the land sale. Rather, we’ll be bringing forward a recommendation to renovate this library as part of our Facility Master Plan. The only way I see the issue coming forward is if a Commissioner initiates it.

The Board of Commissioners meet on the first and third Wednesday’s of each month. During all meetings there is a Public Comment section where citizens are allowed to voice County-related requests, concerns, opinions, etc. This normally occurs at the beginning of the meetings which start at 10am. Speakers are granted up to two minutes each.

The Buckhead Library is not on the March 5th BOC Agenda. It will most likely be voted on March 19th.

28 February 2008

Fulton County Board of Commissioners
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 @ 10 AM
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Fulton Co. Government Center
141 Pryor Street, SW
Assembly Hall
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Below is the list of commissioners. Contact them in the meantime and let me them you want them to accept the Library Board's recommendation to renovate the existing library as part of the Facility Master Plan.
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John H. Eaves, District 1 (At Large), Chairman: john.eaves@fultoncountyga.gov
Robb Rittes, District 2 (At Large): robb.pitts@co.fulton.ga.us
Lynne Riley, District 3: lynne.riley@co.fulton.ga.us
Tom Lowe, District 4: Tom.Lowe@co.fulton.ga.us
Emma I. Darnell, District 5: Emma.Darnell@co.fulton.ga.us
Nancy A. Boxill, District 6: district6@co.fulton.ga.us
William "Bill" Edwards, District 7, Vice Chairman: William.Edwards@co.fulton.ga.us

27 February 2008

BOARD VOTES TO DECLINE BEN CARTER'S OFFER!
The Board of Trustees voted today to decline Ben Carter's $25 million offer for the land of the Buckhead Library Branch. The Board will recommend this action to the Fulton County Comissioners. The Board chairman declared that this was a moment in Atlanta history to set an example for future generations to remember us by.
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THEIR SUPPORT! The Board stated that the passionate response of the community was what lead their decision. Thanks for signing the petition, protesting, and attending the board meeting. The conference room was packed with library users, Buckhead residents, designers, and artist.
Congratulations.

26 February 2008

Board Meeting TODAY!

From David Hamilton, AIA, MPAC Board Co-chair 2008

All:
After talking with many many people (Library Board Members, County Commissioners, etc)-- One thing is clear numbers are the only thing that will save the library and saving the library is possible...

So please come and urge everyone to attend the


Wednesday, February 27th meeting of the
Atlanta-Fulton County Library Board @ 3 pm
6th Floor, Central Library
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The room is small-- the goal is to have such a crowd that they move the meeting to the large auditorium-- If you come and the small room is filled-- stay and tell someone that you are there for the Board meeting and to protest the potential demolition of the Buckhead Library...

25 February 2008

Presentation from

The Forum on Saving the Library

video

You Tube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MnJAoodpNM


23 February 2008

Library Board of Trustee Meeting

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 at 3 PM

Atlanta/Fulton Central Library, 6th Floor

The library board will vote on the future of Buckhead Library. Public comments will be taken at the beginning of the meeting. Come and be counted!

One Margaret Mitchell Square
404-730-1700
Peachtree Center MARTA station

22 February 2008

Sidewalk Protest!
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Saturday, February 23 @ 11 AM
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Buckhead/Ida Williams Public Library, 269 Buckhead Avenue
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BRING SIGNS!
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Protesters are encouraged to park on side streets, not in the library lot, as to not disrupt the staff and patrons.

For further information, call Michael Riggall at 404-685-9583.

19 February 2008

OPEN FORUM TO DISCUSS 
SAVING THE LIBRARY 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21ST  6-8 PM

GEORGIA TECH COA AUDITORIUM

PASS THE WORD ALONG

14 February 2008

JUST TO CLEAR UP ANY CONFUSION

SIGNING ON IPETITION IS FREE! THERE IS NO NEED TO PAY.
AFTER YOU HIT OK YOUR SIGNATURE IS RECORDED. THANK YOU.

13 February 2008

PLEASE FORWARD ON

PLEASE FORWARD ON THE PETITION LINK

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/SAVETHEBUCKHEADLIBRARY/index.html


WE ARE NEARING 1700 SIGNATURES!

12 February 2008

a better petition format

There have been some comments about difficulty in the format of the petition as comments on the blog.. so a more formal petition has been created with the help of i petition and is located at:

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/SAVETHEBUCKHEADLIBRARY/

Please add your name to the list.

Thank you.

11 February 2008

public opinion of a public building.

We have the chance to stand up for one of Atlanta's modern buildings and fight for it to remain standing in the face of a retail development by Ben Carter Properties ( check out the Buckhead development on their homepage at http://www.bencarterproperties.com/ ). The Buckhead Branch Library by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects officially opened to the public in December 1989 and has remained a unique modern work in the city. Please join in the fight to save it and preserve the cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage of Atlanta.

please sign the petition, and post any comments.

rally the troops.

1. Sign the petition.
2. Send an email, start with the library system : Comments@co.fulton.ga.us.
This is the basic library email address to send comments to the library. The head of the library is John F. Szabo. The Fulton County commission Chairman is John Eaves.
3. Shout the manifesto, "down with haughty Buckhead EIFS architecture."

the petition.


Add a comment with your John Hancock to join the petition to save the Buckhead Branch Library in Atlanta.