Mr. David C. Swaddling, President Board of Trustees Columbus Metropolitan Library 96 S. Grant Ave. Columbus, OH 43215-4781 Dear Mr. Swaddling: I am responding to your reply to me dated December 14, 2000, regarding the lack-of-footwear eviction procedure in the library. I am not satisfied with your reply, especially considering that your decision is unaccompanied by any rationale and disregards all the evidence I presented to you. Please detail in what fashion a rule prohibiting a non-disruptive mode of dress falls under Mr. Black's authority or the Board's power to "[m]ake and publish rules for the proper operation and management of the free public library . . .," as authorized by the Ohio Revised Code 3375.40(H). Next, I would like to point out some possible constitutional implications of your rule. Public libraries are designated public forums (Kreimer v. Morristown, 958 F.2d 1242), and, as such, are required to operate within the bounds of the 1st Amendment. As far as I can tell, the library rule does not do so. I have enclosed an essay, "Libraries, Bare Feet, and the First Amendment" with more information on this issue. Finally, when and where are the meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Metropolitan Library? I would like to be put on the mailing list for notification of these meetings. Is the general public allowed to speak at these meetings? Are minutes taken, and how does one get copies of these minutes? Please reconsider your position regarding lack of footwear in the library. Thank you.