Wednesday, March 25, 2009

EDITORIAL: Lehman should listen before deciding

We are pleased that Commissioner Craig Lehman will be attending board meetings for the various libraries to learn more about their special circumstances and ideas.

But we are disappointed that, at his first stop, Lehman rejected out of hand the idea of library consolidation into an authority on the assumption that the various libraries would not go along.

A leader won't hear ideas and learn much by stating preconceived notions at the outset.