Multnomah County Board of Commissioners Meeting
June 28, 2012, 11 am
The Library Levy passed in May with a record show of support for our Library, but it was only the first step in securing permanent, stable funding for this cornerstone of our community.
The Multnomah County Commissioners are now discussing the possibility of placing a permanent tax district on November's ballot, and a strong show of support from the community will help to get us one step closer to a Library that isn't in danger of losing its funding every few years.
A Multnomah County Library District would mean a restoration of full service – our libraries would be open 7 days per week, with a full staff, and a full materials budget. It would mean that we won’t have to put 2/3 of Library funding at risk every 3 – 5 years, fighting against the vagaries of the economy and changes in the political landscape. It would ensure that the Library will be here for our community for years to come.
If you are able, please come to the meeting on June 28th so that our County Commissioners know that we support them in placing a Multnomah County Library District on the ballot in November. The Library issue is on the regular Board Meeting agenda at 11am.
We would like to thank Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen and Commissioners Deborah Kafoury, Diane McKeel, Judy Shiprack, and Loretta Smith for taking the necessary steps to move toward placing a Multnomah County Library District on the ballot in November.