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Multnomah Leaders Put Forward Temporary Library Funding Measure

January 3, 2012

By Rob Manning, OPB

Multnomah County leaders and library supporters announced  Tuesday plans to ask voters to approve two library measures in the next 11 months.  They say the measures would keep local libraries open and reduce their reliance on temporary funding sources.

Recently, county chair Jeff Cogen said he wanted to wait three years before asking voters to approve a library district. Now, he's agreed to place plans for a district before voters on this November's ballot.

The library system in Multnomah County now relies on local voters to regularly approve temporary library tax measures.

And while voters have approved the measures, library supporters and county leaders prefer the stability of a permanent taxing district.

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