PRLog - March 9, 2012 - RENTON, Wash. -- Renton residents are mobilizing to Save their iconic Downtown Library that is built over the Cedar River with a Super Saturday Petition Drive on Saturday, March 10. And they have to collect 1400 valid signatures as a Monday deadline nears. This is the landmark library over the Cedar River that commuters throughout the region see when traveling along I-405 through Renton.
Saturday Rally to Save Landmark Renton Library
Citizens for the Preservation of Renton's Cedar River Library is collecting additional signatures for a petition which asks the city to keep the library in its current location or have a public vote on a change of location. The Super Saturday Petition Drive is calling for volunteers to gather at the Downtown Renton Library at 9am to go door-to-door throughout the city to collect signatures. The Citizens for the Preservation of Renton's Cedar River Library motto is "working to keep our downtown library where it should be."
The group thought they had collected more than the necessary valid 6375 signatures necessary for the petition drive, but 1442 signatures were ruled invalid. The petition, which can only be signed by registered voters in the City of Renton, asks the city to make additional improvements at the current library site or for put to a public vote if the city wants to move it.
"This a big drama. Can an all-volunteer group energize the final push to gather 1400 more signatures over the next three days?" says Richard Bray, a Strategic Philanthropy Advisor who resides in Renton. "If it fails, the Library over the Cedar River will be gone forever."
More information about Super Saturday Petition Drive and a Counter of how many Signatures are still needed can be viewed at the Citizens for Preservation of Renton's Cedar River Library website at www.rentonlibrary.com
Richard Bray is a strategic philanthropy advisor helping non-profits, individuals and businesses further their values and desire for community impact. He has helped to foster generosity in the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound region for the past twenty years and is a member of the Washington Planned Giving Council. He can be reached at 206-898-