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Tualatin City Library Access Measure (May 2010)

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A Tualatin City Library Access Measure was on the May 18, 2010 ballot in the city of Tualatin which is in both Clackamas and Washington Counties.

This measure was approved in Clackamas County

  • YES 435 (51.79%)Approveda
  • NO 405 (48.21%)[1]

This measure was also approved in Washington County

  • YES 3,597 (75.55%)Approveda
  • NO 1,164 (24.45%)[2]

This measure asked city voters if those in the Clackamas county portion should be included in the regional library system, this will add $.39 per $1,000 of assessed property value to local taxes. There was an issue because city voters had just gotten Clackamas county approval for the ballot measure but Washington county also needed it included on their ballot since parts of the city are in that county as well. For approval, the measure needed a majority vote in the entire city as well as in the Clackamas area.[3] Some Tualatin residents have come out in favor of this measure, noting that restoring full library benefits to local residents would be beneficial to the community as a whole. The addition of the tax would also add to library services offered.[4]

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