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    LIBRARY LEVY ACHIEVING GOALS IN FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION

    In August of 2012 63% of Seattle voters approved a special levy to restore library services lost in the recession. The levy also funded expanded hours, new collections, improved computer and online services, and building maintenance, in order to support library services that effectively serve all of Seattle’s population in the 21st Century. In its […]

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    Thank You to Seattle Voters for Approving Libraries Levy

    I would like to personally thank Seattle voters for again reaffirming their commitment to libraries by overwhelmingly approving a seven-year, $122.6 million property tax levy on the August 7 ballot to support the Seattle Public Library (SPL).  I initiated the two year process to prepare this proposal, and chaired the Committee of the Whole on […]

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    Library leaders and city officials join together in support of levy for The Seattle Public Library

    News Release:
    Seattle Public Library Board President Marie McCaffrey, City Librarian Marcellus Turner, Mayor Mike McGinn and City Councilmember Richard Conlin announced support for a Library levy…

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    Levy proposal addresses ongoing fiscal challenges and supports critical services

    News Release:
    After a two-year process involving the thoughtful contributions of tens of thousands of residents and collaboration between The Seattle Public Library, Mayor’s Office and City Council, a proposal to stabilize Library funding and improve Library services is complete.

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    Libraries for the 21st Century on August Ballot

    On Monday, April 9, the Council will vote on placing a seven-year, $122.6 million property tax levy on the August 7, 2012, ballot to support the Seattle Public Library (SPL).  The Council is likely to approve the ordinance.  This levy will restore the services that have been cut from the City budget since the recession […]

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    Feedback sought on proposed Seattle Public Library Levy

    News Release:
    Providing funding stability for the Seattle Public Library is a priority for the City of Seattle. Seattle City Councilmembers invite members of the public to provide their feedback on the proposed Library Levy legislation before the Council.

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    Council Begins Work on Library Levy

    On Monday, December 19, the Council unanimously adopted Resolution 31345, setting forth a structure, process and schedule to consider placing a Library Levy on the August 7, 2012 ballot for funding to be used in combination with existing City funding for Library operations and major maintenance.  This is the start of a four month process […]

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    Seattle City Council encourages public input on improving Seattle Public Library services

    News Release
    The Seattle City Council encourages Seattleites and library patrons to attend one of the Seattle Public Library’s upcoming community meetings.

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