At the City Council meeting, Assistant Walnut Creek City Manager Lorie Tinfow reported some final budget numbers on the library as it prepares for its July 17 opening. They include:
--The library will come it at a total cost of $39.9 million
--The original budget, set in January 2007, was $46 million
--Last year, the council reduced the budget to $41.5 million
--The Walnut Creek Library Foundation has raised more than $5 million towards the project.
--The two libraries will be open a total of 56 hours a week.
Oh, and the City Council adopted its 2010-12 budget 4-1, with council member Gary Skrel casting the no vote.