On July 15, 2019, the City Council authorized combining the former Community Services Department with the former Library Department. The new department is called “Library and Recreation,” and together, they create new possibilities for collaboration and innovation in programming and services for the community. We have been carefully evaluating the design of the new department, which includes reorganizing the internal structure. For example, the proposed structure of this new department includes two divisions: Library and Arts; and Recreation and Childcare. The staff report reviews the first steps of implementing these proposed changes.