October 9, 2015

Oregon: Multnomah County Library Financing District Passes Easily

From The Oregonian:

Multnomah County [metro Portland] voters approved a request Tuesday night to form a permanent financing district for the county’s library system.


Passage of the library district marks a milestone in how the county will finance a system made up of the main downtown library and 18 branches.

“This wasn’t a narrow victory, it was a resounding victory,” said Jeff Cogen, Multnomah County commission chairman. “People in Multnomah County love their libraries, and they showed that tonight.”

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See Also: Library Funding Info (via Multnomah County Library)

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