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Letter: New books without new taxes

I am excited to support the passage of 6A, which will allow our six Garfield County libraries to keep all sales tax money that was previously approved by local voters. It would remove the state-imposed limits and allow the Library District to grow at the same pace as the economy.

Ballot Issue 6A is very important because, in 2017, the Garfield County Libraries lost $1.2 million in revenues due to a decrease in oil and gas valuation. This meant cuts to materials, hours of operation, and reduced the budget for books in half.

Without raising taxes, passing 6A would impact all users of our libraries by adding 7,000 new books, ebooks, audiobooks and other  materials. Please join me in supporting our local libraries at http://www.voteforourlibraries.com

Adrian Rippy-Sheehy

Silt


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