Silicon Valley Business Journal reported recently that Palo Alto companies give and get more than a billion dollars each year in venture capital. Billion with a “B”, a thousand times million with an “M”.
Meanwhile I noted, in an “Uplift” message from the City, that our libraries are only open 28 percent of the time.
What if we levy a teeny tiny tax on venture capital here and use that money to hire back furloughed staff and keep our lights on longer at libraries and community centers?
Former candidate Libraries Commission (but scored 20 percent higher on Math than Verbal)
Library hours open per week:
College Terrace: 8
Total: 97 hours
Max: 10 x 7 x 5 = 350
(Assuming 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week is full capacity)