Eau Claire library board approves resolution supporting Confluence Project

Text of resolution:

“For more than 125 years the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library has been actively committed to the health and growth of downtown Eau Claire and the Eau Claire community in general. The library’s strategic plan, which guides our future, includes commitments to building an informed and engaged citizenry and helping the library continue as a center of community life.
The Library Board welcomes opportunities to partner with others who share these goals. If you share these goals, we urge you to vote YES on the County ballot question and NO on the City question when you go to the polls on April 1, 2014.”

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Eau Claire's public library board is showing its support for the proposed Confluence Project.

The Board of Trustees of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library passed a resolution of support at its monthly meeting in February. The resolution says the library is committed "to building an informed and engaged citizenry and helping the library continue as a center of community life." It goes on to encourage voters to approve the county ballot question on funding for the Confluence Project, and to reject the city ballot question, which would require additional referendums to approve funding for certain building projects that involve the arts.

A citizen group got the city referendum question on the April 1 ballot. The chairman sees it as a way to give taxpayers a voice. Voters will also decide the county referendum question on April 1. For more information on what voters will decide April 1, click on "ASSIGNMENT 13: Confluence 101" under "Related Links" on the right side of this story.

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