- "Speaking in a blog, Gayle Falkenthal, spokesperson for NO on Proposition D, challenged the need for libraries in today's society:
- Government should provide essential service and NO MORE. But essential services aren't all that easy to define. Let's focus on the City of San Diego. Sure, we all agree on police and fire protection being essential. What about lifeguard service? I say no. It's your choice to go into the ocean, so you accept the risk. Libraries? I love libraries but they aren't essential either, certainly not in the age of the Internet.
- "Library services are more important and popular than ever, with circulation at an all-time high and use of Library Internet and technology resources exploding."
We don't need lifeguards and libraries...we can be illiterate when we drown.