KEEP OUR LIBRARIES OPEN WITH NO NEW TAXES.
Vote YES and continue our existing, voter-approved library tax, as is, for another ten years — no changes. All funds will continue to go directly to library services. They cannot be used for any other purpose.
WHAT IS THE ALTADENA LIBRARY PARCEL TAX?
To make up for drastic funding cuts in 1993 that threatened our libraries, Altadena voters overwhelmingly adopted a parcel tax on our properties to keep them going. These are our libraries, locally run by our own Altadena Library District. When our patrons need changes to meet their changing technology needs, we change to meet those needs. Since 1993, we have voted three times to continue our community support for our Libraries. The last renewal was ten years ago and it is about to expire.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
While the parcel revenue only amounts to a contribution currently of 14 cents per day for residential properties, it accounts for nearly 30% of our library’s funding.
WHAT IF WE FAIL?
The very existence of our library would be at risk. If we do not renew our support by voting YES in the November election, it would result in a loss of nearly 30% to the library’s revenues. The community would face unprecedented cutbacks in service. At the very least, we would have to dramatically reduce days and hours at both branches and possibly close the Bob Lucas Branch, resulting in fewer community activities and a reduction in many more services.
WHOSE LIBRARY IS THIS?
Our Altadena Libraries have been a central part of our community for over 88 years. Since 1926, they have provided invaluable resources for teachers, students, scholars, researchers, families and seniors throughout Altadena. They are source of pride that sets us apart from small cities and towns throughout California.
HOW YOU CAN HELP TO SAVE OUR ALTADENA LIBRARIES.
1] Pledge to vote YES in the November election by visiting our donate page.
2] Tell your friends, family to pledge to vote YES.
3] Volunteer your time so our libraries can thrive.
4] Donate what you can to help fund our Save The Libraries campaign
VOTE YES TO SAVE OUR ALTADENA LIBRARIES. VOTE YES TO READ ON!
Alliance to Save Our Altadena Libraries
1555 East Mendocino Street
Altadena CA 91001
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