Posts for 'Library'

LIBRARY LEVY ACHIEVING GOALS IN FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION

August 27th, 2013

In August of 2012 63% of Seattle voters approved a special levy to restore library services lost in the recession. The levy also funded expanded hours, new collections, improved computer and online services, and building maintenance, in order to support library services that effectively serve all of Seattle’s population in the 21st Century. In its […]

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THANK YOU TO SEATTLE VOTERS FOR APPROVING LIBRARIES LEVY

August 10th, 2012

I would like to personally thank Seattle voters for again reaffirming their commitment to libraries by overwhelmingly approving a seven-year, $122.6 million property tax levy on the August 7 ballot to support the Seattle Public Library (SPL).  I initiated the two year process to prepare this proposal, and chaired the Committee of the Whole on […]

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LIBRARIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY ON AUGUST BALLOT

April 9th, 2012

On Monday, April 9, the Council will vote on placing a seven-year, $122.6 million property tax levy on the August 7, 2012, ballot to support the Seattle Public Library (SPL).  The Council is likely to approve the ordinance.  This levy will restore the services that have been cut from the City budget since the recession […]

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COUNCIL BEGINS WORK ON LIBRARY LEVY

January 25th, 2012

On Monday, December 19, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31345, setting forth a structure, process and schedule to consider placing a Library Levy on the August 7, 2012 ballot for funding to be used in combination with existing City funding for Library operations and major maintenance.  This is the start of a four month process […]

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