What is Measure L?
Measure L will be on the November 6, 2012 ballot. It asks voters to approve or deny a countywide parcel tax for the support of county public libraries in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, Georgetown, Placerville, Pollock Pines and South Lake Tahoe for fifteen years. 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  Measure L will replace (not add to) library taxes that some residents are already paying.  Some resident's taxes will actually be lowered.  The Current Tax by Zone and the Proposed Tax Countywide pages are easy-to-read tables showing exactly what you are paying and what you will be paying if Measure L passes.

How much will this tax be per year?
The special library tax will be $17.58 per parcel, $14.06 per apartment unit, $8.78 for mobile homes in parks and for unimproved parcels and $1.00 per interval week for timeshares. The tax can increase a maximum of 3% annually tied to the Consumer Price Index. At the end of fifteen years, the maximum amount of the tax cannot exceed $25.00.

The Ballot Measure:  To maintain library services, shall El Dorado County levy a special tax within CSA 10, commencing in fiscal year 2013/2014, and expiring after 15 years, at the following rates (with annual increases up to 3%): base tax of $17.58 per parcel, 80% of the base tax per multi-family residential dwelling unit, 50% of the base tax per mobile home for parcels containing mobile home parks, 50% of the base tax for unimproved parcels, and $1.00 per timeshare?
A Yes Vote means that all of your El Dorado County Libraries will have stable predictable funding for the next 15 years.  Taxes in Georgetown and South Lake Tahoe will be renewed, taxes in El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park will be lowered, and everyone will pay a uniform tax for the library.  One County - One Library System - One Tax
A No Vote means that our libraries will reach a crisis point by 2014 when some of the library taxes expire, and our reserves are entirely depleted.  We will have no choice except to cut hours and staff.
To read the County Board of Supervisors' Resolution 099-2012 proposing a countywide special tax, please click here

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.

--Anne Herbert

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.     

--Benjamin Franklin