The Aurora area’s state legislators and the city of Aurora could be on the same page when it comes to the future of the Aurora Public Library.

State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Oswego) said Thursday she is amenable to looking at making the library a more autonomous governmental body, which is what city officials said they are interested in.

At the very least, Kifowit has sponsored HB 910, which would give voters the ability to put a referendum question on the ballot asking to make the library board elected, rather than appointed, as it is now. The bill is co-sponsored by state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) and state Sen. Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) has said she would sponsor it in the Senate.

The bill also would allow the Aurora City Council to put such a referendum on the ballot. The soonest the vote could be on the ballot is March 2020.

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January 31, 2019 at 03:03PM