Irvine considers opening three new libraries while Santa Ana gets by with one

What a difference. The Irvine City Council tonight considered opening three new libraries. Councilwoman Christina Shea said that “The city needs more libraries because of the population growth in the city,” according to the O.C. Register.

Meanwhile in Santa Ana, city officials announced the expenditure of one million dollars for an anteater exhibit at the Santa Ana Zoo. And we still have only one library, which is closed, of course, on Sundays, when thousands of kids in the city are trying to do their homework for Monday’s classes. Nice.

Guess which city most folks WANT to live in? If you guessed “Santa Ana,” congratulations, you have no clue.

The fact is, Santa Ana is vastly under served by its one library, and the City Council knows it, as does Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido. I guess they don’t care. So we should not be surprised by the recent explosion in gang violence in Santa Ana. You get what you pay for, or in this case don’t pay for.

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