- Pamplin Media
- Portland Tribune - Opinion
For the second time this year, a measure to renew the Multnomah County library system's property tax support is on the ballot. A proposal in May won 59 percent of the vote but failed because turnout didn't reach 50 percent.
The library hopes for the new infusion of money because a 1997 tax measure expires in June.
The new five-year measure would cost 75.5 cents per $1,000 in property tax assessment, or $113 a year for a home valued at $150,000.
About half the library budget comes from property taxes.
Defeat will mean reduced services and probably the closure of some branches, library officials said.