May 18, 2022

Colorado: “Arapahoe Libraries Seeking $6 Million Tax Increase This Fall”

From The Denver Post:

The Arapahoe Library District will ask voters this fall to approve an annual tax increase of nearly $6 million to support updates to the district’s book selection, technology, literacy-based programs and numerous other services, the district announced this week.

The district’s Board of Trustees voted to place the initiative on the November ballot at its Aug. 18 meeting.

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See Also: Additional Info via Arapahoe Library

  • The resolution asks that the Arapahoe Library District taxes be increased $5,997,279.00 annually (estimated revenues in the year 2016). This equates to an increase of $2.39 per month for the homeowner of a $300,000 home. This amount would be the result of increasing the mill levy from 4.2 to 5.4 mills, which is necessary for maintaining library services including but not limited to:
  • Updating books, technology and research materials;
  • Working with parents and caregivers to ensure each child has a strong start and is kindergarten ready;
  • Providing literacy based programming;
  • Providing a link to the outside world for the home bound while building community connections;
  • Increasing services to the aging population;
  • Ensuring adequate staff to address patron needs and requests; and,
  • Providing lifelong educational opportunities for students and adults.

See Also: Arapahoe Library District Mill Levy Info Page (via APL)

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