Jun 6 2011

Oakland Council May Increase Library Tax Before Closing Libraries

Oakland Public LibraryOn Thursday, June 2 the Rules Committee of the Oakland City Council removed consideration of the FY 11-13 budget (including the determination of the fate of the Oakland libraries) from the City Council’s June 7 agenda.  Instead, the budget and library’s future will be on the June 21 agenda.

While a decision on the fate of Oakland library closures is being postponed by the budget process, the Oakland City Council will be considering a 5% increase in the voter approved library service parcel tax, Measure Q on  June 7.   The terms of Measure Q allow the Council to increase the tax by up to 5% each year without a vote of taxpayers.

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