Los Angeles’ Measure L

February 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm Leave a comment

It’s not just UK public libraries that are facing the pinch in terms of government funding; libraries in the US are also constantly looking for ways to increase their budgets. As Jacket Copy (the Los Angeles Times‘ book blog) reports, an LA ballot initiative called “Measure L” is coming up for voting in March, and many prominent authors have publicly announced their support: Ray Bradbury (seen below), Michael Connelly, Joseph Wambaugh, Reza Aslan, Janet Fitch, Maxine Hong Kingston, Pico Iyer, Mona Simpson, Garrison Keillor, and others.

Ray Bradbury

Rather than increasing taxes, Measure L would adjust how tax dollars are allocated. If passed, it would increase the Library’s Charter‐required funding within four years from the current .0175% up to a maximum of .0300% of each $100 of assessed tax value on property within the city. This would enable libraries, which are now open just five days a week, to return to a six- or seven-day schedule.

Read the full article here.

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