Library group gets OK to lobby for bond
A group said it has received approval from the Washington Public Disclosure Commission to lobby on behalf of a proposed $33.4 million bond to build two libraries and expand a third in Spokane Valley.
Called Citizens for the Greater Spokane Valley Libraries, the group will “promote and support” the March 11, 2008, ballot measure, according to a press release.
Voters will be asked to accept or reject creation of a Library Capital Facility Area, as well as the issuance of $33.4 million in general obligation bonds, according to Spokane County Library District spokeswoman Beth Gillespie.
If approved, the district will build a new Spokane Valley library branch to replace the current facility; build a new branch in Greenacres; and expand the Argonne branch. The result would be an increase in the tax rate levied for library construction to 25 cents per $1,000 of assessed value, from 19 cents.