Piedmont Ave. Library Community Meetings

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April, 2010
Sponsors: Friends of Piedmont Ave Library
Piedmont Ave Neighborhood Improvement League

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Piedmont Ave. Library Community Meetings

  1. 1. Piedmont Avenue Library Community Meetings April, 2010 Sponsors: Friends of Piedmont Ave Library Piedmont Ave Neighborhood Improvement League SUMMARY •  Tenant since March 1932 •  Current Lease of $1.00 per month •  September 2009, Citibank sold property •  New Owner: Goodhue Property Investments •  Existing Lease expires October 2010 •  New Lease of $4,250 per month; November 2010 •  City Council has approved new 1-year lease & 1-year option. •  Funding beyond June 2011 to be addressed in FY 2011-13
  2. 2. Piedmont Avenue Library Branch Profile FY08‐09 General Branch Information •  Total Branch Cost: $467,960 •  Personnel Cost: $418,030 •  Non-personnel cost: $49,930 •  Hours open: 2,061 •  Cost/open hour: $227.05 •  Reference questions: 15,424 Branch costs in this profile reflect budgeted, not actual figures. The Oakland Public Library had numerous vacancies throughout the system during FY08-09, resulting in lower actual branch costs than were budgeted.
  3. 3. Piedmont Avenue Library Branch Profile Demographics •  Service Area Population: 19,177 •  Per capita income: $55,316 •  Branch cost/resident: $24.40 •  Branch visits (FY08-09): 185,033 •  Visits/resident: 9.65 •  Branch cost/visit: $2.53 Schools within 1 mile of branch Public: 7 Charter: 1 Private: 7 Preschool: 8 Elementary: 9 Middle: 10 High school: 5
  4. 4. Piedmont Avenue Library Branch Profile Collection: 48,915 items Collection by Item Type Collection Highlights Fiction (19,503) Non-Fiction (23,376) • Non-fiction collection emphasizes Audio (2,780) philosophy, history, poetry, and Video (3,256) biography • Branch houses largest LGBT Collection by Target Age collection in the East Bay • 102 periodical subscriptions Child (18,993) • DVD collection focuses on TV Young Adult (2,835) series, documentaries, and foreign Adult (27,087) language
  5. 5. Piedmont Avenue Library Branch Profile Circulation FY 2008-09: 164,746 (4th Highest Circulation) Circulation by item type Books (107,922) FY08-09 Circulation Information Audio (13,273) Video (43,551) Circulation/FTE: 29,419 Circulation/hour: 79.93 Circulation by age Circulation/SF: 96.91 Turnover rate: 3.37 Child (55,788) % Systemwide circulation: 6.76% Young Adult (7,565) Branch Cost/circulation: $2.84 Adult (101,393)
  6. 6. Piedmont Avenue Library Branch Profile Computer Statistics FY08-09 •  Public use computers: 3 •  Computer sessions: 8,880 •  Hours used: 3,958 •  % of available computer time used: 66.31% •  % of available booking sessions used: 89.32%
  7. 7. Piedmont Avenue Library Branch Profile Children’s Programs (FY08-09) •  No. programs: 250 •  Staff programs: 237 •  Guest performances: 13 •  No. participants: 7,662 •  Participants/program: 30.65 •  Branch cost/program participant: $61.08 Programs by target age Participation by program type •  Pre-school: 76 •  Pre-school: 2,998 •  School-age: 116 •  School-age: 1,453 •  Family: 58 •  Family: 3,211
  8. 8. Piedmont Avenue Library Summary of Survey Friends of Piedmont Ave Library Piedmont Avenue Neighborhood Improvement League (PANIL) •  Would you support a library on Broadway if funding was available through Redevelopment?
  9. 9. Piedmont Avenue Library Summary of Survey Would you support a library on Broadway or MacArthur if space/funding was available in the Kaiser complex?
  10. 10. Piedmont Avenue Library Summary of Survey Would you support a special tax assessment district (Mello- Roos, similar to Rockridge Library district) to fund a new library? This would increase taxes for every homeowner.
  11. 11. Piedmont Avenue Library Summary of Survey •  Would you support a new library on a portion of the Key Route parking lot – Howe Street between 40th and 41st Streets? This could be a multi-storied structure
  12. 12. Piedmont Avenue Library Summary of Survey •  The current library is within one block of Piedmont Avenue. How far from Piedmont Avenue do you feel the library can be placed and still enjoy community support?
  13. 13. Piedmont Avenue Library Summary of Survey •  The current library is 1,700 SF. Is the size right?
  14. 14. Piedmont Avenue Library Summary of Survey •  What is your preference for the next one to three years?
  15. 15. Piedmont Avenue Library Options Discussion Shorter Term •  Stay in Current Location & Pay Rent (~$51K/year) •  Move to Another Location & Pay Less Rent & Less Space •  Move into Portable Building: School or Parking Lot • Lease: ~$21K/one time; ~$1500/month + tax • Purchase: ~$102K + tax •  Close the Library Longer Term •  Move closer to a Redevelopment Area
  16. 16. Piedmont Avenue Library Options Discussion Longer Term Option 1 •  Move closer to a Redevelopment Project Area •  Projects in these redevelopment areas can take advantage of tax increment financing and other special powers •  Broadway/MacArthur Redevelopment Project Area • Potential Location: Broadway & 41st • Potential Location: Piedmont Ave & Broadway • Potential Location: Broadway & MacArthur
  17. 17. Piedmont Avenue Library Options Discussion Library
  18. 18. Piedmont Avenue Library Options Discussion Longer Term, contd. Option 1 Move the Library into a RDA Broadway/MacArthur Redevelopment Area: J. Mora Moss House, built 1864 Mosswood Park Bought by Oakland, 1912 CA Historical Landmark Carpenter Gothic Style Victorian Mansion
  19. 19. Piedmont Avenue Library Options Discussion Longer Term, contd. Option 2 •  Build a new Library or remodel a building • Location: Key Route Parking Lot • Options: Mello-Roos; Developer Multi-Use Surface Parking Library Under-building parking Julia Morgan Bldg
  20. 20. Piedmont Avenue Library Options Discussion Longer Term, contd. Option 2 •  Build a new Library or remodel a building •  Possible: 3770 Piedmont Ave (Merritt Building)
  21. 21. Piedmont Avenue Library Options Discussion Longer Term, contd. Option 2 •  New Location: Where in neighborhood? Taxing District •  Establish a Mello-Roos Taxing District to accomplish above •  Mello_Roos establishes a special tax for authorized purposes and bonds •  Based on $10M project costs; 25 year length of bond • Piedmont Area only: Cost range: ~$55-$157/yr • Piedmont Area & the City of Piedmont: Cost range: ~$43/yr-$91/yr The above Mello-Roos estimates are dependent on final district boundaries being established
  22. 22. Piedmont Avenue Library Options Discussion City of Piedmont Library Services •  43% of City of Piedmont residents are OPL Cardholders •  Piedmont Checkouts in 2008-09: 88,000 items; only 3.61% of total circ •  On average, Piedmont cardholders checked out 18.24 items compared to 11.17 items per Oakland cardholder •  City of Piedmont currently pays $355K to City of Oakland for library svcs
  23. 23. Piedmont Avenue Library Options Discussion COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

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