Behind the News: ‘It’s wasting a whole lot of potential’ – December 26, 2020
Arline LaMear has learned the gears of government often turn slowly.
The former librarian ran for mayor in 2014 on the promise of a new Astoria Library. As mayor, she created a homelessness solutions task force in 2017 to confront the growing number of people living on the streets.
The idea for a new library has evolved into a renovation project that has stalled during the coronavirus pandemic. The homeless task force has struggled to find policy footing.
Read the entire article here in The Astorian.