City of Port Townsend Library Improvement Bonds, Proposition 1 (August 2013)

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A City of Port Townsend Library Improvement Bonds, Proposition 1 ballot question was on the August 6, 2013, election ballot for voters in the city of Port Townsend in Jefferson County, which is in Washington.

This bond measure was the only measure being voted on in Jefferson County on August 6. If approved, it would have authorized the city of Port Townsend to increase its debt by $3 million through issuing general obligation bonds in that amount in order to fund the renovation and expansion of the public library.[1]

This measure required a 60% majority for approval.[2]

Election results

Proposition 1
Defeatedd No2,20661.31%
Yes 1,392 38.69%
These results are from the Jefferson County elections office.

Text of measure

Question on the ballot:

The City Council of the City of Port Townsend adopted Ordinance No. 3089 concerning financing the renovation and expansion of the historic Carnegie Library. If approved, this proposition would authorize the issuance of not more than $3,000,000 of general obligation bonds maturing within 20 years, and the annual levy of excess property taxes to pay and retire such bonds, for the renovation and expansion of the library, including a match for a National Endowment for Humanities challenge grant, all as provided in Ordinance No. 3089. The bonds shall not be sold until the City has contractual commitments for an additional $1,200,000 from other sources. Should this proposition be approved?[1][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jefferson County Voter's Guide
  2. Laws governing local ballot measures in Washington#Other taxing districts
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.