First published in the Nov. 19 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.
Regarding the headline “Glendale Library to Receive $6M in State Funds” in the Saturday, Nov. 12, edition of the Glendale News-Press (plus, the photograph of the Library’s Board of Directors and several others), the board hasn’t done anything yet about the parking quandary at the Glendale Central Library.
Other than to say, use the three hours of free parking at the parking structure across the street, between Artsakh Avenue and Harvard Street. (There’s already one hour of free parking at the library’s rear — right next to the Armenian American Museum, which is currently under construction). And there’s already sufficient disabled parking at the Glendale Central Library.
There are too many problems with the multi-storied parking structure at Harvard Street. First off, it’s too busy — and noisy; the horns are always, well, “honking!” And the parking gates come down after each vehicle that enters there.
There’s a reason for all these problems: For the three hours of free parking at the Glendale Central Library, they must share space with those vehicles that come in there for commercial purposes. For example: the Home Goods store.
The city of Glendale should buy those parking spaces for the Glendale Central Library itself.