the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ according to Steve Kim on the Facebook page ,” It Takes a Ridgewood Village” Kim points out that in Library minutes excerpts from 2015 there is no mention of user survey. The library went straight to architects and Gisolfi was chosen. What are the chances they back up and incorporate resident input?
Kim said ,” Community input hasn’t been actively sought or incorporated. Just look at the past survey results (I have them via OPRA if you want to see) and it’s not hard to realize that almost nothing matches up with the proposed plan’s initiatives.
The meetings and presentations arranged these days are not set up to get Community input. Rather they are set up to check off a box so that they can tell Village Council they went out and met with the residents. The meetings are also happening because NJ Library Construction program has been delayed.The process is backwards ,these meetings should have happened in 2015-2016. Instead, they hired architects and consultants and ran with it. The process is an utter insult to the residents. Par for the course.”