I want to thank the Glendale City Council for voting to upgrade the entryway for Casa Verdugo Library and modifying the bathrooms there and in the adjacent fire station to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“Bathroom fixes redefine blight,” Aug. 12).
For the past several years I've been going to Casa Verdugo a couple of times a week to tutor my adult literacy student who lives nearby and doesn't drive. It's a lovely mid-century building but has a dated, ailing infrastructure.
While I'd prefer to have adequate funding to fully renovate it and keep it open many more hours than current budget allows, I appreciate the creative funding efforts to do what's possible. I believe handicapped people in the redevelopment area will indeed benefit from the upgrades.