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Design Plan for the Pico Library.
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Design Plan for the Pico Library.

City Council, Santa Monica, Library, Polls

POLL: Does the Pico Neighborhood need its own library?

Posted Nov. 4, 2011, 3:50 am

Mirror Staff

Does the Pico Neighborhood need its own library?

37%: E) Absolutely not. Santa Monica already has enough libraries.

13%: D) No. It's not the right time financially.

13%: C) Possibly. Council should look at other ways to spend the money, it's not urgent.

9%: B) Yes. Now is the right time for it to be built.

28%: A) Absolutely yes. It should have been built 20 years ago.

151 people responded to this question.

The Pico Neighborhood may again be on track to have its very own library, but it may only come to fruition if the City of Santa Monica pays a hefty “ransom” to Sacramento.

About 20 years in the making, the Pico Branch Library could start construction in mid-2012. If all goes well, it could open in 2013 as the Santa Monica Public Library’s (SMPL) fifth branch, which would be located adjacent to the Thelma Terry Community Center at Virginia Avenue Park.

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