The Campaign to Restore Library Hours in Sonoma County is a grassroots public interest campaign initiated and managed by Progressive Source Communications.
Urge Supervisors to Put
Library Revenue Measure on the Ballot
A new poll financed by Sonoma County’s Library Commission found that 70% of voters support a 1/8 of 1% tax to save our libraries. This would raise $8 million per year for libraries. This tiny sales tax would allow the library to restore Mondays, remain open Sundays and every weekday evening, restore programs for children, teens and seniors, stabilize its financial foundation, and even plan, build and staff a new library to serve as a community hub in the underserved Roseland area. There is a consensus among the library's interim directors, every member of Sonoma County's Library Commission, Save Our Sonoma Libraries (SOCOSOL), and the Restore Library Hours Campaign, that the only solution to the library funding crisis is a ballot measure this November.
The 1/8 of 1% Sales Tax Solution
- Reopen: Monday & evenings—closed 3 years ago by 25% cutback in hours
- Nurture: Restore programs for children, teens & seniors
- Enhance: Open Sundays & all evenings
- Revitalize: Plan, build & staff new Roseland Library as community hub
- Secure: Financial footing & obligations for the future
What Is Needed to Make This Happen
There are three options that Sonoma County Supervisors can choose from to create a revenue measure that citizens can vote on for the upcoming November ballot. Sonoma County libraries need members of the public to let our County Supervisors know that we expect them to act soon, to get a library revenue measure on the ballot.