The Daily Bulletin endorses PPL. Here is part of what they said,
We back whatever promotes literacy, and this measure would do that in a city where children need every advantage they can get.
Two years ago we supported Measure X to reverse city cuts to the library, and Measure PPL (Pomona Public Library, get it?) is superior to that one. For one thing, PPL’s parcel tax to support the library would end in 10 years. . . .
PPL requires that the money raised goes to library operations in addition to current library funding; none of it can be transferred to the general fund.
Pomona voters should say yes to Measure PPL to restore their public library.
Check out the whole Daily Bulletin endorsement.
The local League of Women Voters endorsed measure PPL. Jeralyn Klasik, Co-President, League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area, which includes Pomona wrote, “The board of the League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area has voted to support Measure PPL. We have a local position which advocates ‘reliable sources of long term funding for full service public libraries.'”
Thank the League by voting yes on PPL on Nov. 4.
As a business lecturer, MBA holder, homeowner and long-time manager, I’m ordinarily against adding taxes to an already over-burdened, taxpaying public. But we need to make an exception and support Measure PPL on the November ballot. PPL will help fund the Pomona Public Library and invest in our most important asset: our future. We must do all we can to support our youth and the Pomona Library has done that by providing a central place to research through books, computers and the many artifacts of this historic institution. Measure PPL will result in a more fiscally sound library for everyone – from preschoolers to seniors – and help increase our property values.
A property parcel tax of $42 a year is a minute but wise investment in our future. Please join me in voting YES on Measure PPL.
Meet the Measure: YES on PPL
Last fundraiser before the November 4th election
Sunday, October 5th, 6:00 PM
Marian’s: 265 East Jefferson Avenue
$25 per person
Wine, Anne’s Wonderful Water, and light appetizers
Support Pomona’s Public Library!
Yes, PPL is the letter designation the county assigned to our proposition. Sure, we asked for it but that’s what they assigned. So on November 4, be sure to vote yes on P(omona) P(ublic) L(ibrary).
Now that the campaign for our Library is moving to the next phase you will see and hear a lot more about our library and measure PPL. Here’s what you will read in your voter pamphlet when it comes out.
Please Vote YES on Measure PPL to provide ongoing funding for our beloved Pomona Public Library. Currently, the library is only open 29 hours per week with a part-time staff and cannot effectively serve our community. A YES vote for PPL will return the library to full service at 38 hours per week, minimum. It will include updating technology, increasing the number of books, adding more homework help and maintaining internet access.
Our Pomona Public Library is more than an information and education resource; it serves as a community center, discussion forum, and provides programs to all residents — from preschoolers to seniors. Our library can again support community educational needs including: early childhood literacy, homework assistance, adults pursuing educational and career goals, ESL, and teachers accessing professional materials for lesson planning. Our Special History Collections can again be used by scholars across the region and world. Free computer Internet access for education and research will be central to its mission.
Voting YES on Measure PPL guarantees that our library will be open more hours. Funds are restricted for library services only, are subject to citizen oversight, and will only be collected for 10 years. Since 1887, the Pomona Public Library has been at the heart of our community. Measure PPL will breathe new life into this essential resource and help us shape the future of Pomona.
We ask for your YES vote on Measure PPL.