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S.D. Library Project Takes Step Forward

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Plans for a new main library in downtown San Diego are still moving forward. A city council committee took action on the project Wednesday.

— Plans for a new main library in downtown San Diego are still moving forward. A city council committee took action on the project Wednesday.

The council’s Rules Committee authorized $500,000 in redevelopment funds for the library project. The money will be spent putting the project out to bid. The full council will consider the issue in two weeks. Council President Ben Hueso says people should remember that most of the money for the project would come from grants, school bonds and donations.

“And it would be a shame if we passed up on a project like this because we’re not trying to exert ourselves or provide strong leadership and trying to find a way to make something happen. That requires some extra effort on our parts and I think we should definitely put that effort forward,” he says.

The new library would be built downtown near Petco Park. It’s one of three major projects the city is considering right now. The others are a new city hall and a convention center expansion.

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