Let's Hear From The People

Let the public be heard! We agree with a number of Gulfport residents that the public has had little or no input on whether to save the Gulfport Library Building on the beach.

While Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged the building, it is apparently still structurally sound. It would be a shame to tear down the building in order to build a hotel or other office complex.

We have lost too many of our older buildings along the coast line. While the building is not historical, most residents of the coast identify with the building as a symbol of learning and a gathering place.

We urge the Harrison County Board of Supervisors and Gulfport City Council to hold a public hearing on the matter and gather input on what the future of the building should be.

Maybe the coast cannot afford to rebuild the library there. But first we need to hear from it's residents who may have some great insight on how to preserve this building instead of it facing a wrecking ball.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

David Vincent
WLOX-TV Station Manager