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Controversy Erupts Over Plans To Paint Ventura Library

Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012 3:12pm

There’s controversy in Ventura County over the proposed painting scheme for a more than half century old library.

Ventura’s Library Advisory Commission went through a two year process to try to come up with a color scheme to paint the E.P. Foster Library, which was built in 1959.

The Commission thinks the building should be painted in a low key combination of parchment base color, and historic green as an accent to reflect the building’s history,

But, the City’s Historic Preservation Committee feels that a dark green, with white parchment is more historically accurate.

That’s the recommendation the City Council is considering tonight.

The Library Commission is unhappy about being overruled.

City staff members recommend the City Council refer the issue to the City’s Planning Commission for review, but the council also has the option of accepting the recommendation, and clearing the way for the painting project.

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