Vote November 7, 2017

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October 9: By Mail or Online

October 30: In person

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VOTING IN KITSAP

Find where to vote in Kitsap on the County’s website

WHY IS THE LIBRARY ASKING FOR FUNDING NOW?

The Board of Trustees has determined the current level of funding is not enough to support the present levels of services and collections of Kitsap Regional Library. Although demand for library service in Kitsap County remains strong, funds supporting these services has not kept pace. Passage of this levy is necessary for long-term, sustainable funding for public libraries in Kitsap.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

The Library depends on a property tax revenue at a rate of 35 cents per thousand dollars of assessed property value, approximately $12.1 million to provide over 90% of its operating budget. If approved by voters, the proposition would authorize the Kitsap Regional Library to raise its regular property tax levy by 8 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value, adding approximately $3.43 million to the Library’s 2018 operating budget. The estimated increase in 2018 for a $300,000 property is $24. Levy dollars will not be used for a new Silverdale building, which will continue to be funded through private fundraising efforts.

IF YES: THE PROPOSITION PASSES

EDUCATION

Expanded educational opportunities in early literacy, K-12 afterschool classes & technology training

RESOURCES

Increased investment in programs, technology & collections

PLACES

Improved comfortable seating & places to meet, read & study

HOURS

Added open hours, including Sunday hours in 5 locations

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IF NO: THE PROPOSITION FAILS

COLLECTIONS

Reduce investment in collections, increasing wait time for materials

HOURS

Close an additional day per week

PLACES

Closure of 2 locations & elimination of bookmobile services

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