November 2019.

Dear Mayor Dixon & Newport Beach Council Members,

Each of you ran for office claiming to be fiscal conservatives concerned about protecting our tax dollars. You can have decades of high-profile Library Lecture Series speakers at the rented Lido Theater without burdening taxpayers. The revitalized Lido Marina Village and new Lido House Hotel will also benefit from the 6-7 annual speaking events.

Dear Mayor Dixon & Newport Beach City Council Members,

Before obligating Newport Beach taxpayers to pay for an $8 million Library Lecture Hall please find out how much it would cost to RENT the newly remodeled Lido Theater. Surely it will be less expensive than building and maintaining a new Library Lecture Hall for 6-7 speakers per year.