I was somewhat surprised by The Advocate’s opposition to having Baker, Zachary and Central represented on the BREC and East Baton Rouge Parish Library boards.

One reason in favor stands out clearly over and above all other reasons for and against.

If we had been fortunate enough to have those cities represented earlier in the year, I can assure you that we certainly would not be wasting what probably will turn out to be in excess of $20 million on that downtown library fiasco.

Richard S. Derbes


Baton Rouge