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Group seeks change in ballot language on Clearwater library

Published Dec. 10, 2015

CLEARWATER — Members of the Clearwater Library Foundation and Clearwater Community Women's Club have asked the City Council to revise the wording of an ordinance going before voters March 15 that would allow the city to lease portions of the Main Library.

They worried vague language of the ordinance allowing "compatible commercial uses" of the library could open the door for unsuitable tenants.

Council members said the wording safeguards against a business such as a tattoo parlor or other incompatible use inside the library. In the past, the Council spoke of allowing a cafe or restaurant.

The Council approved the ordinance on its second reading, sending it to the March 15 ballot along with other provisions to the Bluff and Coachman Park area that will appear as separate ballot questions.