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Support library downtown | Letter to the editor

To the mayor and City Council of the City of Renton;

As the artistic director of Renton Civic Theatre, I would like you to know how important my Board of Directors and I feel the new library location is. I have been discussing this subject with my board of directors and staff and we are very much in support of the move and the new building at the South Third Street location. We believe that it will bring growth and help revitalize downtown Renton, as well as add security for the patrons of Renton Civic Theatre. As we try to grow our offerings to the community, having the new library across the street (and the IPAC just one block over) helps this neglected part of Renton become a center for arts and learning! If you combine this with the move of the chamber to the old train depot, we can work together to bring a feeling of renaissance to our neighborhood – which is not only good for us but for all the businesses and community around us as well.

All this dreaming needs to start with first steps, and moving the library to the old Big 5 store is one of those first steps. My board and I truly appreciate the support our patrons give us and our ties to the Renton community. We want to be a part of bringing growth and vitality to our portion of the neighborhood and hope that in supporting this new library we are able to do just that.

Thank you so much for your time and ongoing support -

Bill Huls,

artistic director,

Renton Civic Theatre

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