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City Council Office
 Policy Order Resolution
  O-2
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  April 22, 2013
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
MAYOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
VICE MAYOR SIMMONS
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS: The Cambridge Public Library graciously provides several meeting rooms for the use of Cambridge-based non-profit community groups; and
   
WHEREAS: At present, to request usage of the room, a representative of a non-profit group must either submit an application in person at the Cambridge Public Library or fax in a copy of the application; and
   
WHEREAS: Representatives are unable to check on the availability of spaces for dates by telephone and must wait to be contacted following submission of an application by the library staff, a process that can take weeks; and
   

WHEREAS:

Such an antiquated process discourages community groups from using the library for regular meetings, lowering neighborhood conhesion and civic involvement; now therefore be it
 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the Cambridge Public Library as to the feasibility of updating its room usage policy to allow for an online calendar and online request system and report back to the City Council. 
    

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