From The Oregonian:
“This is a once-in-several decades opportunity to get dedicated funding,” said Liz Kaufman, a longtime Portland political consultant and director of the current “Libraries Yes!” committee. “It’s finally a chance for people to tell us if they want this or not.”
With less than three weeks remaining before Election Day, Measure 26-143 has drawn scant organized opposition. The Cascade Policy Institute submitted a Voters Pamphlet statement against the measure but isn’t actively campaigning against it.
“Libraries in general and this one in particular need to have a conversation about who their clients are, how to do business, and about how to reduce costs by contracting out various functions,” [Cascade Policy Institute President John] Charles said. “With them, this is a totally insider conversation. Any other ideas are completely blocked off.”
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