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ACTION REQUESTED – LETTERS NEEDED FOR ACA 1 - “55%” Vote Bill is currently on the Assembly Floor

Tuesday, May 21, 2019   (0 Comments)
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ACTION REQUESTED – LETTERS NEEDED FOR ACA 1 - “55%” Vote Bill is currently on the Assembly Floor 

5/20/2019 - Last Thursday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed ACA 1 by Assemblywoman Cecila Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and sent it to the Assembly Floor for consideration.  As we have previously reported, ACA 1 would lower the local vote threshold for construction bonds and special taxes for local government infrastructure from the current two-thirds vote to 55%.  CLA is strongly supporting this measure, as, among other things, it would help to alleviate the significant backlog of local library facility construction needs throughout the state.  According to a Needs Assessment conducted by CLA two years ago, the projected need is well in excess of $4 billion.  Many public libraries have cited challenges in overcoming the current two-thirds vote requirement during their local ballot campaigns...[read more]