Published by Sun Newspapers July 22, 2013.
Sari Feldman, Executive Director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library; South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo; and South Euclid Councilwoman Jane Goodman appear not to represent their community when essentially stating that most residents of South Euclid want a new library on Green Road.
I took a poll when gathering signatures on paper petitions in support of “Save the SE-Lyndhurst Mansion Library.” Signatures were gathered at events (for example, the South Euclid Community Center Garage Sale) and at the library. Poll samples ranged from 25 to 84 patrons, for a total of 300 patrons.
Although the poll total was small, results were very consistent. Overall, 85 percent of those surveyed did not want a new library. Not a single teenager who was approached voiced a desire for a new library.
Lyndhurst City Council has clearly stated they do not want the name Lyndhurst on the new library to be located on Green Road. Sadly, only one member of South Euclid’s City Council (Moe Romeo) has spoken up for South Euclid residents, clearly stating the library should remain in Telling Mansion.
Several residents of South Euclid and Lyndhurst have asked library and public officials for evidence that a majority of residents want the new library. To my knowledge nothing has been offered.
Dr. Linda L. Pagon
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