Library Straw Vote Defeated
On August 26, Jacksonville voters defeated a straw vote about a local tax district for libraries, a first step in changing the way our public libraries are funded.
NO – 50.64% (44,056)
YES – 49.36% (42,934)
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Library addressed in Mayor’s budget
Mayor Alvin Brown presented his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2015 on July 14.
In his remarks he said: “Our public libraries are vital educational institutions in the community—serving people of all ages, from all walks of life and from all across the city. This budget will help restore service hours at the Main Downtown Library. And we propose to help our libraries invest in new materials after years of budget cuts.”
According to the mayor’s staff, the budget proposal contains more…Read more here
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