On July 11, 2016, Council voted to approve $400,000 for drawings of a proposed central library. What is the status of that appropriation?December 2, 2016
The funding remains available to cover the costs of developing the schematic design for the new library.
As additional information, the majority of the funding available for library planning is coming from San Mateo County. The County offered a matching grant to cities that are working to build new libraries. In November 2015, the City Council appropriated $129,000 as our match for $500,000 that came from the County. Here’s a link to the City Council report that provides more information: Staff Report (the report is referred to as “Printout” on the page).
The $400,000 that you are asking about is just the portion allocated for the schematic design phase of architectural work.