May 27, 2022

Oregon: Multnomah County Voters to Decide Fate of Permanent Library District at Polls in November

Update: Link to Video of Today’s Meeting and Related Documents Included in the Agenda Linked Below

From The Oregonian:

Multnomah County’s commissioners quickly and unanimously approved a resolution Thursday asking voters in November to create a permanent library district.

The 5-0 vote, coming before a pro-library crowd of about 100, seeks to replace the series of temporary levies that have sustained county library operations for the past 36 years.

Also: Multnomah County Puts Library Taxing District on Fall Ballot (via Willamette Week)

“Don’t celebrate,” said County Chair Jeff Cogen. “I don’t wanna kid ya, this is going to be a very difficult campaign. But I believe that we will do what we have long wanted to do, which is provide adequate and stable funding for the library. So I’m voting yes.”

See Also: Watch Today’s County Board Meeting + Access Documents

See Also: Survey says: Library tax district has support (via KOIN-TV)

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