Both in 2015 and 2016 the majority of residents voted in favor of the measure, just not the supermajority required to pass bonds. One impact of the last measure would have meant taking on public debt in order to fund new library locations. We are posing a different question to the residents this time; under this proposal, we would not incur public debt through Bonds and would only spend funds as they are collected over the course of a 10 year period.
The library has not passed an additional funding measure that raised taxes in 22 years. The last bond to pass was in 1995 that built the Cherry Lane library and has since been paid in full.
All locations of the Meridian Library District will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.