Thank you Columbus Dispatch for your endorsement of Issue 4: Columbus Metro Library!
From the article:
Franklin County has a jewel in the Columbus Metropolitan Library, ranked yearly among the nation’s top 10 by industry groups and named Library of the Year for 2010 by Library Journal. Now, the community has a choice to make: maintain this invaluable resource or watch it decline.
The Dispatch urges voters in the library district to support Issue 4, a 2.8-mill property-tax levy on the Nov. 2 ballot.
A vote for the levy would replace a 2.2-mill, 10-year levy that is expiring. The net tax increase for the owner of a $100,000 home would be $63 per year, or $5.24 per month.
The library, which serves all parts of Franklin County not served by other library systems, achieved excellence through strong management, the support of local taxpayers and robust state funding: Ohio has been one of few states with a dedicated source of state funding for libraries.