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Letter: Beautiful library becomes a homeless camp

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) The Salt Lake City Public Library celebrated 120 years of service Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

A few years ago federal, state and local taxpayers paid around $100 million dollars for a state-of-the-art new Salt Lake City Library. It was designed by a prestigious international architect and included many innovative features inside and out.

Within those short few years our bumbling, uninspired city politicians somehow managed to transform the library grounds into Utah's largest open-air homeless camp.

Is this an exaggeration? Take a walk through the library park and decide for yourself.

I am reluctant to say it, but it’s time for a Republican mayor of Salt Lake City.

Paul D. Liacopoulos, Salt Lake City

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