Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Local Library Tax Push Continues . . .

Like or not, there's a great deal of resistance against this tax push that local media isn't reporting given that The Future Of Libraries remains in question amid the digital age . . . Mid-Continent Library system to ask voters for property tax increase

10 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Tony is wrong. Watch this pass with 65%.

Anonymous said...

What does that mean if turnout is only 8% of registered voters?

Anonymous said...

What it means is that, if you play you might lose, but if you don't even show up, you can't win.
That's how you get capitol buildings, county courthouses, and city halls full of electeds who couldn't care less what the public wants or needs.
Lots of really great examples right here in River City.

Anonymous said...

VOTE NO ON MCPL TAX HIKE The facts are these:

MCPL administration and Library Board need to be reorganized, with new effective leadership put in place before any new taxes are considered.

Library Board members representing Jackson County should not be appointed by the Jackson County Executive, as we've seen what happened when Mike Sanders gave Independence preference.

MCPL should be reviewed by the Missouri State Auditor's office.

Board representation should be based upon the percentage of property tax collected from each county (Jackson, Clay, and Platte). Jackson county supplies over half of the 40+ million annual MCPL budget, more than Clay/Platte combined, yet only gets 4 of 12 board seats.

Since Library Material Circulation and the Number of Registered Borrowers both peaked in the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year, MCPL should concentrate on updating their existing branches and online services, and not squandering 23+ million dollars on projects like the extravagant Genealogy Center and the Woodneath branch in Clay county. MCPL leadership is playing political favoritism (Independence), while discriminating against other communities.

Tracy Thomas said...

This might all go bad for the library board. They were counting on a big turnout of liberals for Hillary. But the air has gone out of her campaign. And now Missouri conservatives have the momentum. They may say no to any new tax, period.

Nobody but Mahoney and Tony have a clue about the details of the proposed tax--it's not on anyone's radar. Bigger fish to fry.

Anonymous said...

I guess the high tech town just can not figure out how to get people on their computers and save billions on legacy libraries.... This is as bad as the dinosaurs at the Star. It isn't about the best way to accomplish. It is ALL about bureaucrats and their tax payer funded jobs.

Anonymous said...

Who uses a library anymore?

Anonymous said...

Librarians and Janitors

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck does this Tracey Thomas think she is? Nothing but a dried up old has been that never was to begin with.

Anonymous said...

Vote NO!