City of Riverside Library Parcel Tax, Measure I (November 2011)
Measure I means that the city's existing $19 library parcel tax will be extended for another ten years.
The existing $19/year parcel taxes generates about $1.3 million a year for Riverside's eight-branch library system. This is about a quarter of the library system's budget. The library system has 57 full-time employees.
A 2/3rds supermajority vote was required for approval.
The current tax was approved by voters in 2002 by a 69% majority. It was set to expire in June 2012 but since Measure I was approved, the expiration date has been moved up to June 2022.
- Election results are from the Riverside County elections office.
Susan Rainey, president of the Riverside Public Library Foundation, led the campaign committee that supports Measure I. The committee expected to raise about $100,000 to promote Measure I. Campaign activities included phone banks and a direct mail campaign.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Measure I: City of Riverside Public Library: Should library services for all City of Riverside residents including children, teens, adults, and seniors, be continued without a tax increase, to preserve after-school programs, retain librarians, provide homework assistance and reading programs, programs for seniors, and materials for the hearing and vision impaired, by continuing the $19 annual library parcel tax, for ten years, with annual audits, and all funds spent locally on library services, with no money taken by the State?|
- Riverside County November 8, 2011 election information
- Measure I flyer, produced by the City of Riverside
- FAQ about Measure I, produced by the City of Riverside