I’ve had the honor in the past of serving on the library board and seeing the library grow and prosper and while I’m no longer on the board, a few people have asked me to explain the library millage and I realized I didn’t know enough myself.
I agree with those who say that “taxes are the price of civilization” but I also think we should be very careful to increase anybody’s tax burden without good reasons and evidence of benefit to the community as a whole.
So I dove into the numbers to educate myself and form my own opinion, and I what I found was persuasive enough that I joined the Yes Ferndale Librarygroup and have been working on the campaign, and I thought I would ask oc115 if could share my opinion here. I think the library millage, while a significant increase, is a good investment in the community that first returns us to a level that the community supported a decade ago and then makes a reasonable increase to meet rising demand on library services.
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