Voters say 'Yes' to libraries: Multnomah County's award-winning system gets permanent funding
Multnomah County voters have approved a measure to create a library tax district, according to the latest election results.
Measure 26-143 was winning 62 percent to 38 percent, according to the Multnomah County Elections Division.
“We are ecstatic about the results,” County Chair Jeff Cogen said. “Multnomah County voters have spoken, and they've made it clear that they want to see their library system thrive. Their votes have secured permanent funding for one of the most beloved services that we offer. Now we will see hours returned to normal, we will see programs restored and the opportunities for everyone who visits the library branches will be improved.”
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