Berkeley Library trustees nix changing branch name, anger supporters

from the Contra Costa Times

“Armed with signatures from about 2,000 supporters asking to rename the South Berkeley Library in honor of local civil rights hero Tarea Hall Pittman, many of the 75 or so people who squeezed into the library board of trustees meeting Wednesday night, thought the name change was a slam dunk. But in a move that Councilman and library trustee Darryl Moore called ‘shocking,’ trustees voted 3-2 against the policy change that would have permitted the renaming.”