Yes Pierce Library

Initiative or Levy

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Will you be willing to speak to members of the 31st Legislative District Democrats about this initiative?

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Initiative or Levy Information

Title

Yes Pierce Library

Summary

By supporting this levy, you will ensure the library provides books, open hours, technology, and classes for 602,000 people in the service area.

Description

PCLS has decided to place a restorative levy (Proposition 1) on the ballot this November.

Over the past 12 years, Pierce County’s population has grown 16% and library cardholders have increased 63%. As a result, costs to run the libraries are higher than revenues from property taxes. The library stretched its last levy (passed by voters in 2006) to last twice as long as expected, but restoring funding is needed to keep up with inflation and demand.

Without this levy, up to 3 libraries will close and services will decrease up to 21%. This investment of less than $2.75 more per month for the average property owner will maintain current services. By supporting this levy, you will ensure the library provides books, open hours, technology, and classes for 602,000 people in the service area.

Please vote YES and maintain valued library services now and for years to come.

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