A Sales Tax to Support Fresno County's Libraries, Measure B
ballot question was on the November 6, 2012, ballot
for voters in Fresno County
, where it was approved
Measure B extended the existing one-eighth-cent measure sales tax which has been in effect for 13 years.
A two-thirds supermajority vote was required for approval, because in California, when a local sales tax measure is earmarked for a specific purpose (as is the case with Measure B), it requires a higher threshold for approval than local sales tax measures that are not earmarked for specific purposes.
| Measure B|
| Yes|| 180,499|| 73.29%|
- These final, certified, results are from the Fresno County elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|| MEASURE B: "To protect libraries from state budget cuts by preventing library closures and reduced library hours; keeping qualified librarians; improving reading/literacy, job search programs/computer technology; providing neighborhood school-library joint programs, and maintaining services for children, seniors and the blind, shall Fresno County voters continue the voter-approved 1/8-cent sales tax for neighborhood libraries for sixteen years, with audits, citizen's oversight, all funds staying in Fresno County and no tax rate increase?"