November 5th, residents of Corvallis will vote on a levy to maintain library operations, among other city services.
If approved, the measure would increase property taxes by about 82 dollars per assessed $100,000 value. About one-third of the five-year levy is for the library. Other funds are earmarked for the Osborn Aquatic Center, three additional police officers, fire prevention and social services.
Proponents of the measure say community and senior services are programs the citizens value and should continue to support. Opponents argue increased enrollment at Oregon State University has caused the need for additional police and livability expenses, and developers should pay the bulk of those costs.
A forum on the measure takes place at the Corvallis Public Library tomorrow at 7 p.m.