Tag: library

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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It’s Time to Create Secure, Independent Funding for Libraries

April 30th, 2010

The City will need to cut up to $50 million (about 5%) out of the preliminary planned budgets for 2011 and 2012. I have chosen to take oversight of the library in my Regional Development and Sustainability Committee, and hope to find a new and independent source of funding for Seattle Public Libraries, one which will take library funding out of the competition for general fund revenues.

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