6, 2006 election results
On Tuesday June
Librarian of California Susan Hildreth states of the vote:
“I am saddened although not completely surprised. Early polling this
year showed that the vote might be close, but with great grassroots efforts and
support from the “Yes on Proposition 81 Campaign,” the California Library
Association, the League of Women Voters, the California Teachers Association and
others, I was optimistic that this very valuable and necessary measure would be
We know there is a growing demand for library services and for welcoming library facilities to respond to that demand. California State Library staff will continue to provide technical assistance so that local library jurisdictions can meet their capital and service needs.
There was some good news on Election Day for the National City Public Library. Director Anne Campbell reports that a 1% increase in the city’s general sales tax was approved by a resounding 58%. This increase will allow restoration and expansion of public service hours in their new main library that was partially funded from the Library Bond Act of 2000.