Congratulations to our newly elected Library partners
Dear Library Supporter,
The LibrariesTransformSD partners congratulate San Diego’s Mayor-elect Todd Gloria and the newly-elected City Council on their recent victories.
This election season, the Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, and Library Commission met with each Council candidate to discuss the importance of Libraries. Together, we highlighted the continued relevance and success of Library programs, as well as our shared concerns regarding the potential for future budget reductions. We were thrilled and impressed by each individual’s commitment to supporting our Libraries.
In October, we held a conversation with Mayor-elect Gloria who shared a hopeful vision for the future of the Library in our City. In case you missed our live conversation, below are clips from the discussion with Mayor-elect Gloria. You can help advance our work by liking them, commenting, and sharing them with your social networks:
- Mayor Gloria’s perspective on how the City can enhance Library offerings as part of a City recovery package,
- How Mayor Gloria would support the new Library Master Plan, and
- Mayor Gloria’s plan to work with partners to ensure Libraries provide opportunities for success for everyone.
As Mayor-elect Gloria said, partnerships are key to the future of our Libraries. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Mayor-elect and the newly elected Council as we work through challenging budget times.
Patrick Stewart , CEO San Diego Public Library Foundation
Joan Reese, President Friends of the San Diego Public Library
Wendy Urushima-Conn, Chair Board of Library Commissioners