Laguna council moves ahead with potentially buying local library

From Los Angeles Times

” The next chapter for the Laguna Beach Library could mean a new owner after the City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move ahead with possibly buying the facility from Orange County.The decision does not immediately bring the facility under the city’s control. City Manager John Pietig will continue exploring the potential acquisition of the library property at Glenneyre Street and Laguna Avenue, and staff will bring a purchase agreement for council review at a later date.Staff recommended buying the library, which the county owns and operates, because the city would then have the final say on how the property is used. The site’s parking lot also could help increase the number of available spaces in the downtown area.”