Mayor Denis Law is re-evaluating the City Council's position on two upcoming decisions that will affect the selection of a .
In an email sent late yesterday afternoon, Law suggested the Council "consider postponing any decision regarding the location of a new downtown library."
Council member Randy Corman posted the email on his blog.
The Council was expected to make two decisions regarding the new libraries at its Monday, May 16 City Council meeting: the first on a bond ordinance to finance both the Downtown and Highlands libraries, and the second regarding the City's inter-local agreement with the King County Library System, KCLS.
The Mayor's request, he said in the email, comes after several heated Council meetings and "recent developments." The email was sent one day after a in the parking lot of the downtown Big Five Sporting Goods Store, which is the proposed new downtown library site.
The shooting occurred on the same day as the .
However, the Mayor recommended in his email that the Council continue to move forward with the design plans and financing of the Highlands Library.
Renton Patch will update this post as more information becomes available.