Grace Ministries Seeks Temporary Office Space During Renovation
Writen By Ed Carrasco
A proposal to lease the shuttered Hunt Branch Library to religious organization Grace Ministries International for $1,500 a month will go to the City Council tonight.
The fate of the Hunt Branch Library has been debated since February when the Library Board of Trustees voted to temporarily close the facility for emergency reasons. The branch is next door to what was once a homeless encampment near the railroad tracks that was shut down by Fullerton police last June.
Since then, the City has debated how it could keep the branch open, which had been beset by budget cuts and underdevelopment for many years prior to its temporary closure.
According to the staff report for this item, the City wants to lease the Hunt Branch Library on a temporary basis as a long-term plan for its fate is being developed.
At the same time, Grace Ministries, which operates a church on Valencia Drive close to the Hunt Branch, sought temporary office space as its offices were undergoing renovations.
The Fullerton City Council meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. You can watch it online at www.cityoffullerton.com.