Fullerton Library Trustees to City Council: Fund the Hunt Branch or Sell It


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A public library, closed indefinitely. Will it be funded by the Fullerton City Council, or sold off as surplus property ro a megachurch?

A public library, closed indefinitely. Will it be funded by the Fullerton City Council, or sold off as surplus propertyo a megachurch?

Fullerton Rag

The Early March edition of the Fullerton Observer (End or Reopening of Hunt Branch Library?) reports that The Fullerton Public Library Board of Trustees met on February 25, and voted to recommend to the City Council that the Hunt Branch Library either be funded with $ 1.3 million for annual operations or be considered surplus property. Grace Ministries International (GMI) has been leasing the facility for the less-than-princely sum of $ 1,500.00 per month since its abrupt closure in 2013 amidst reports that library staffers did not feel safe so near the then-burgeoning homeless encampment nearby.

According to the Fullerton Observer account, it was none other than retired City Manager Chris Meyer who first proposed selling the library…

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