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California Library Measures

Overall, not so good, but a couple of wins. We need to do some electoral analysis to see what contributed to the failures.

“The voters of the Yosemite Community College District approved Measure E, so Modesto Junior College will be getting a much-needed new library as part of $326,000,000 in renovation and building projects at both MJC and Columbia College over the next several years.”

San Luis Obispo/Paso Robles: Measure L, a 1/4-cent sales tax increase meant to benefit the San Luis Obispo City-County and Paso Robles Public libraries failed, by a margin of 52% “no” to 48% “yes.”

Altadena Library District Measure B received a “yes” vote of 77.26 % of the vote.

Sacramento: City voters OK tax to aid libraries

San Jose: With most votes counted Tuesday night, Measure S was receiving the two-thirds majority needed to pass (free registration required for San Jose Mercury

Voters favor Measure B but dismiss Measure J Residents support keeping libraries upgraded but aren’t sold on a hotel and motel tax. ABC Channel 30 (free registration required for Fresno Bee)

A, B fail; C tight
Salinas’ libraries likely to close without taxes

Martinez Legacy Project Failing, renovation funds for library

Berkeley Measure L Losing

Lemon Grove Proposition R Narrow Defeat 62% Yes, 37% No.
and (Summary of Proposition R)

(Adapted from a posting to CALIX. Thanks, you-know-who who assembled this information!)

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