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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Libraries considering second tax for same services

In its drive to continue to provide services to the citizens of Los Angeles, the Library Commission is planning a new $39 parcel tax to fund Library services that have been recently cut.

Don't get us wrong - we're totally pro-library, if that hasn't been evident by all of the pro articles here on GPW.

However, the Library Department is already charter-funded. It shouldn't need a parcel tax - make that another parcel tax - if the City Council and Mayor weren't already stealing their charter-mandated funding - same as they are doing to the Department of Recreation and Parks. 

Another tax is a second tax for the same services we are already paying for, and that ain't right.

Wake up people. Do not let the politicians tax us twice for the same services. Time to file a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the citizens of Los Angeles stopping the City Council's misappropriation of the charter-mandated funding they are already collecting for City Libraries and Parks.

Tom LaBonge is all for the second tax on the same services, by the way, which continues to reveal just how out of touch LaBonge is with the people of Los Angeles.  Just so ya know.  Remember this stuff when you are voting for your new CD 4 rep next March.