SIERRA MADRE, ColoradoBoulecard.net:
City officials learned from Assemblymember Chris Holden’s Office (41st Assembly), that his Office successfully advocated an award of $10 million to the City of Sierra Madre Public Library.
By News Desk
In March of this year, Sierra Madre Mayor Gene Goss reached out to Assemblymember Holden’s Office to request his assistance in obtaining State funding to improve Sierra Madre’s Library. Those improvements to the existing facility involve: long-term building accessibility, seismic stability, and increased space that includes an outdoor community area.
The Sierra Madre Friends of the Library supported the award of $10 million, stating “The Sierra Madre Public Library building was built in 1955, and as such, has been pushed to its limits of both space and deferred repairs. While there have been numerous efforts to address these concerns, funding has been a predominant obstacle to achieving these goals.”
Library Board Trustee Rich Proctor stated that the Trustees are thrilled and grateful for the grant that will help the Library realize its full potential as the heart and soul of the Sierra Madre community.
Mayor Goss said:
The Library is one of our City’s treasures. It has been in need of major renovation and expansion for many years. The grant is a complete game-changer and will help make renovations possible. I wish to thank Assembly Member Holden for his tireless efforts on behalf of our City. It is a wonderful way to start the 4th of July weekend.
Edited by Ann Hunnewell
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