Matthew Leslie

The Fullerton City Council will discuss “price and terms” for the Hunt Library in the closed session part of their regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday May 1. The closed session, which begins at 5:00 p.m., is typically held in the smaller room behind then main city council chambers and is not open to members of the public. However, the city council will hear public comments at 5:00 p.m. prior to recessing to closed session in the back room.

We will not know anything about what was discussed and what decisions were made until the open session of the meeting, which begins at 6:30, and then, only if the city council chooses to divulge any information at all.

Anyone concerned about this development should plan to be present in the main city council chambers at 5:00 p.m. to let the council know that before any discussion of selling off this unique public asset begins, a robust and thorough open conversation involving the people of Fullerton needs to take place.If you cannot be at city hall at 5:00 p.m. (and even if you do plan to attend), you can always send an email to the city council at the following address:council@cityoffullerton.comand call them at: (714) 738-6311 to tell them that rather than selling off a mid-century modern gem of a building that served the people of southwest Fullerton as a library for over half a century, the council should do what the Library Board of Trustees has asked them to do for years–adequately fund it to reopen and operate as a library once again.