- Published on Monday, 26 August 2013 16:33
- Written by Town Crier Staff
Measure A, the Santa Clara County Library District's parcel tax renewal, passed by an 81.4 percent margin in Tuesday's special election. With all 267 precincts reporting, voters approved the mail-in ballot measure 44,780 to 10,242 against (18.6 percent). The measure needed a two-thirds majority to pass.
The Los Altos main library and Woodland library are among the county district libraries benefiting from Measure A's passage.
The parcel tax, a renewal of the current tax expiring in 2015, will charge single-family homeowners $33.66 per year for another 20 years. The total $6.2 million tax pays for longer library hours and a range of services, from children's services to updating books collections.