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2008 January 4
Letters to the Editor
34 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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On January 1, two leaders of the Federal/North Committee started their year by attacking me (“Belated opposition,” Letters-to-the-Editor,
Post-Gazette 2008 Jan. 1). So, please let me set the record straight: Pittsburgh
First, my opposition to moving the historic Allegheny Regional Library dates back to 2006 Sept. 14 when I testified against this move at the
URA Board meeting. Note that I was quoted in Mark Belko’s article the next day (“Library's new site OK'd,”
Post-Gazette 2006 Sept. 15). Pittsburgh
I expressed similar sentiments at the neighborhood meeting later held in Bowdish Gallery of the original Buhl Planetarium building (part of the Children’s Museum).
Second, RAD funds the overwhelming majority of the operating budget of Carnegie Library. As a
resident, I pay the RAD tax like everyone else, Mt. Lebanon
so I help pay for all of the Carnegie Libraries! According to Mt. Lebanon Library Director Cynthia Richey, only 28 percent of the
operating budget comes from RAD funds; and, she confirms that anyone, from any community, can speak before a Mt. Lebanon Library Board of Trustees
meeting. Also, please note that Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees meetings are not open to the public, a violation of Title 22, Section 141.21
Third, not only do I carry a library card, I was a Life Trustee for the Andrew Carnegie Free Library in
from 1995 to 2000! And, as a frequent visitor Carnegie, Pa.
to the North Side, I usually used the Allegheny Regional Library at least once a month.
Finally, I did not oppose the Children’s Museum’s use of the Buhl Planetarium building; I opposed their removal, from the building, of several historic artifacts
including the Zeiss II Planetarium Projector, which is now dismantled in The Carnegie Science Center warehouse. Now that the
has missed two deadlines Science Center
to reassemble the Zeiss Projector, it seems this historic projector will remain in warehouse storage, indefinitely, educating no one!
Glenn A. Walsh
* Walsh, Glenn A.
"About my views." (Last letter of six letters on web page)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2008 March 29.
Response to letter-to-the-editor personal attack,
regarding both Carnegie Library and Buhl Planetarium,
published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 1.
Original, more detailed response was e-mailed to the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 2008 January 5.