The CA State Budget and Library Funding

EFFECTS OF PROPOSITION 1A FUNDING LOSS

The California legislature is seriously considering borrowing 8% of library property taxes on 2009/2010. This will force the Library to cut hours, services and programs. This chart demonstrates the significance of the loss of these revenues.

$1.2 Million Loss

Librarian

32,597 hours

Library Clerk

42,826 hours

Page

56,127 hours

 

 

Books

34,158

CDs

60,000

DVDs

39,695

 

 

Children’s Programs

2,400 programs

Teen Programs

2,492 programs

Literacy Training

3,692 programs

 “Libraries are more essential than ever. Reading is still the most basic survival skill in today’s information driven world.”  William Ecenbarger 

How can you help?

 Please support your library by asking the State Legislature to exempt libraries from the Proposition 1A property tax shift.  

Time is of the essence, so phone calls and faxes are preferred; letters are also welcomed.

 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/asm-addresses.html

Thank you for your help!

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