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.
“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.”
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