Near-Sale of Library

* Boss Tweed. Tammany Hall. Shades of. We almost had our Los Angeles Central Library and our money for building housing for the poor stolen away from us by Mayor Richard Riordan and his CEO buddies. Thanks to our housing and library advocates, ever alert, two of our most precious assets were kept out of the hands of (tobacco giant) Philip Morris ("Plan to Sell Library Rejected a 2nd Time," Sept. 11).

Thanks also to City Council members Rita Walters, Mark Ridley-Thomas, Nate Holden and Richard Alarcon, who stood tall and urged the rest of the council to listen to the public.

Why do I think this is only the first shot across our bow? And why do visions of foxes and chicken coops keep dancing before my eyes?



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