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No word on possible sale of Vacaville’s Carnegie Library

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The Carnegie Library, which is home to the Chamber of Commerce, is one property the city is trying to hang on to after being owned by the now-defunct redevelopment agency. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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From page A4 | March 26, 2014 |

VACAVILLE — No reportable movement was made involving the possible sale of the Carnegie Library during Tuesday’s closed session of the Vacaville City Council.

The 1915 classical revival building, which houses Vacaville’s Chamber of Commerce, is one of several properties owned by Vacaville’s former redevelopment agency that the city has been mandated to sell by the state’s Department of Finance.

Cities throughout California are in the final stages of closing down redevelopment agencies. As part of that closure, the finance department decreed only certain properties can be transferred from former city redevelopment agencies to the cities themselves.

Vacaville is locked into a battle with the finance department in an effort to keep these properties. As recently as last month, the Carnegie Library was included in those properties Vacaville wanted to keep.

Mark Creffield, the chamber’s president, said Friday that the investors of the DeVille Theatre expressed an interest in the property.

City representatives declined to comment for a previous report because it is a closed-session item.

Reach Susan Winlow at 427-6955 or swinlow@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/swinlowdr.

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  • The MisterMarch 26, 2014 - 11:14 am

    This building, along with the new Police Department and many parking lots around town, etc., were put us as collateral when the unelected Redevelopment Board (populated by your Councilmembers) ran up debt without your vote, but making you fiscally responsible for the debt. Well, now the creditors are claiming their collateral. You can personally thank your Mayor and Councilmembers, current and past, for selling you out and for selling out the treasures and infrastructure of your town. They did this to you and you need to hold them responsible. Tar and feathers is an option... but let's start with voting them out and elect people who are honest and who will represent the best interest of the people... not the banks.

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