A simple solution to the Santa Ana library crisis

It has become readily apparent that the City of Santa Ana has NO intentions of opening any more libraries. The City of Santa Ana will make do with one central library and two learning centers. That is of course ridiculous. Most cities our size have as many as three to six library branches.

What to do? Our city leaders, particularly our Mayor, Miguel Pulido, have no will to pursue library funding. There is in fact a very simple solution – concede that we cannot run our library system effectively. And outsource it to the County of Orange.

Take a look at the picture above – Santa Ana is literally ringed by Orange County libraries in Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Tustin. Santa Ana residents would have instant access to over a dozen libraries around our city.

The Orange County library system has in fact over 30 libraries and over 1,100 downloadable digital books. You can also get FREE high speed wireless Internet access at all Orange County libraries.

You also have to believe that the County Supervisors would try to help us open more libraries in our city. I am sure that Supervisor Janet Nguyen would lead the charge.

So why hang on to an underfunded library system? It is pointless.

Also, this would allow us to get rid of the Santa Ana Public Library Board – goodbye Minuteman Lupe Moreno and company!

It should also be noted that the Santa Ana Library blocks access to this blog. So do the computers at the Santa Ana Unified School District. Shameful! I would hope that the Orange County libraries do not engage in similar censorship.

Let’s see if the Santa Ana City Council and Mayor Pulido can do the right thing for once. It is time for us to act like the County seat and make use of a significant County resource – the Orange County Public Library system.

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