I am a mother, a community volunteer, and a proud citizen of Solano County. I write today with the hope that Solano County residents join me on June 5th by voting YES on Measure L, the continuation of the 1/8 of a penny sales tax that was approved in 1998 and will expire next year if we don't vote YES for its continuation.
The revenue brought forth over the life of this tax has been instrumental in keeping libraries open and programs offered for citizens at all stages in life.
When I spent $200 recently on school clothes, I was thrilled to know that $0.25 of the roughly $16 in taxes went to fund our libraries. When my husband and I took the plunge on our minivan 5 years ago, I was happy to have less than $40 on a $30,000 vehicle go to directly support our libraries in Solano County.
So few ballot items actually do what they promise, yet we are so fortunate here in Solano Countyto be able to vote YES on Measure L this June to continue this miniscule yet wonderfully successful tax. Please, be a voter on June 5th and vote YES on L.