Fresno County Libraries Sales Tax, Measure B (November 2012)
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.
- 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?"|
- Fresno Bee, "Library backers start ballot campaign in wake of recent strike," February 6, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.