November 14, 2007 in City

Library group gets OK to lobby for bond

From Staff Reports The Spokesman-Review

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.

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