Jeremy's Notebook

Special Cow: Council’s Library Board Pick

February 28, 2013

library-books-on-shelvesPrior to its regularly scheduled meeting today, the Pensacola City Council convenes for a Special Committee of the Whole to select a representative to sit on the Library Board of Governance for the West Florida Public Library System.

The library system was recently placed under Escambia County’s authority. The board of governance will be establishing policy for the system, as well as overseeing the system’s finances and director.

The Library Board of Governance will consist of five members. Three have already been selected by the Escambia County Commission, one will be selected today by the city council and another representative will soon be selected by Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward.

Last week the county commission selected Francis Yeo and Rodney L. Kindig to serve three-year terms and Rodney P. Guttmann to serve a two-year term. Pensacola Spokesman Derek Cosson said the mayor has yet to make a selection—he’s currently considering seven or eight candidates—but would do so soon.

The city council has three names to choose from today to serve a two-year term: councilpersons Sherri Myers, Megan Pratt and President P.C. Wu have nominated David Bryant, Councilwoman Jewel Cannada-Wynn has nominated Dianne P. Robinson and Councilman Larry B. Johnson has nominated Joe Vinson.

Tonight’s special COW begins at 5 p.m. at Pensacola City Hall. The council’s regular meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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