Fresno County Libraries Sales Tax, Measure B (November 2012)

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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.[1]

Measure B extended the existing one-eighth-cent measure sales tax which has been in effect for 13 years.

A 2/3rds 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.

Election results

Measure B
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 180,499 73.29%
No65,78426.71%
These final, certified, results are from the Fresno County elections office.

Ballot question

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?"[2]

See also

References

  1. Fresno Bee, "Library backers start ballot campaign in wake of recent strike," February 6, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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