Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pomona Public Library Parcel Tax on November 6 Ballot

Pomona council votes to place library tax measure on November ballot. (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 8/7/2012)

ExcerptCity Council members voted unanimously late Monday night to place a library parcel tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Council members voted 6-0 for the parcel tax measure, which will require the approval of two-thirds of those who vote.

Councilman Steve Atchley left before the council addressed the matter.

At the same meeting, the council voted to move ahead with a plan to close a fire station and to outsource the city's park maintenance.

Should the library tax measure pass, it would generate about $1.5 million for the library's operations and services.

Owners of single family home parcels would pay about $38 a year. City leaders decided Monday to leave out a sunset clause, thereby making the parcel tax measure a permanent tax if approved. They also opted to include language committing the city to provide 38 hours of service, five days a week.

Related posts:
You'll see less.  (8/5/2012)
What a way to celebrate 100 years of service.  (7/23/2012)
Keeping up with the Pomona Public Library.  (7/8/2012)
The Pomona Public Library gets a reprieve from the city council. 6/27/2012)
Best blog name ever (?) and more on the Pomona Public Library.  (6/22/2012)
David Allen is now a card-carrying Pomona Public Library supporter.  6/22/2012)
Vote to close Pomona library postponed to June 25.  (6/22/2012)
Pomona library bears brunt of layoffs.  (6/14/2012)

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