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EFFECTS OF PROPOSITION 1A FUNDING LOSS

The California legislature is seriously considering borrowing 8% of library property taxes on 2009/2010. This will force the Library to cut hours, services and programs. This chart demonstrates the significance of the loss of these revenues.

$1.2 Million Loss

Librarian – 32,597 hours
Library Clerk – 42,826 hours
Page 56,127 hours

Books – 34,158
CDs – 60,000
DVDs – 39,695

Children’s Programs – 2,400 programs
Teen Programs – 2,492 programs
Literacy Training – 3,692 programs

“Libraries are more essential than ever. Reading is still the most basic survival skill in today’s information driven world.” William Ecenbarger

How can you help?

Please support your library by asking the State Legislature to exempt libraries from the Proposition 1A property tax shift. A sample letter is attached for your reproduction and use in contacting the following legislators.

(Sample Letter)

Time is of the essence, so phone calls and faxes are preferred, letters are also welcomed.

The Honorable Karen Bass
Speaker of the Assembly
State Capitol, Room 219
P. O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0047
(916) 319-2047 phone
(916) 319-2147 fax

Senator Ellen Corbett
State Capitol, Room 5108
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4010 phone
(916) 327-2433 fax

Senator Loni Hancock
State Capitol, Room 3092
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4009 phone
(916) 327-1997 fax

The Honorable Sam Blakeslee
Assembly Republican Leader
State Capitol
P. O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249
(916) 319-2033 phone
(916) 319-2133 fax

Assemblymember Alberto Torrico
State Capitol, Room 3160
P. O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0020
(916) 319-2020 phone
(916) 319-2120 fax

The Honorable Dennis Holingsworth
Senate Republican Leader
State Capitol, Room 305
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4036 phone
(916) 447-9008 fax

Senate President pro Tempore
State Capitol, Room 205
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4006 phone
(916) 323-2263 fax

Assemblymember Mary Hayashi
State Capitol
P. O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0018
(916) 319-2018 phone
(916) 319-2118 fax

Assemblymember Nancy Skinner
State Capitol
P. O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0014
(916) 319-2014 phone
(916) 319-2114 fax

The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger
Governor of California
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-2841 phone
(916) 558-3160 fax

Thank you for your help!

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