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Measuring Measure S

Measuring Measure S

About Measure S


On February 11, 2016, the SCPL Facilities Financing Authority placed a $67 million bond measure (later designated Measure S) on the June, 2016 ballot. With 70% approval, voters agreed to fund Measure S.

These Measuring Measure S pages serve as a timeline and a documentation of the planning process and progress at each of the ten branches.

In 2013, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) engaged in a comprehensive facilities master planning process to assess the needs at each of our branches and concluded that a local source a funding was needed to upgrade and improve local libraries. On February 11, 2016, the SCPL Facilities Financing Authority unanimously voted to place a $67 million bond measure (later designated Measure S) on the June 7, 2016 ballot to address the most urgent needs.

With 70% approval, the voters agreed to fund Measure S, the Library Improvement Bond Measure. As a result, Santa Cruz County property owners are assessed $49.50 per residential parcel or per each unit for multi-family residential, per year, for a 30-year period beginning fiscal year 2016-2017.

In September 2016, the Library began a Strategic Planning process for the next three years.

The resulting Strategic Plan 2017-June 2021 combined with the Facilities Master Plan provides the framework for the first phase of the building/remodeling projects. All ten branch projects must be completed by the end of 2025.

These Measuring Measure S pages serve as a timeline and a documentation of the planning process and progress at each of the ten branches. Links to all supporting documents can be found here; calendars and records of meetings, decisions, and progress reports related to Measure S are included.

About Measure S


On February 11, 2016, the SCPL Facilities Financing Authority placed a $67 million bond measure (later designated Measure S) on the June, 2016 ballot. With 70% approval, voters agreed to fund Measure S.

These Measuring Measure S pages serve as a timeline and a documentation of the planning process and progress at each of the ten branches.

In 2013, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) engaged in a comprehensive facilities master planning process to assess the needs at each of our branches and concluded that a local source a funding was needed to upgrade and improve local libraries. On February 11, 2016, the SCPL Facilities Financing Authority unanimously voted to place a $67 million bond measure (later designated Measure S) on the June 7, 2016 ballot to address the most urgent needs.

With 70% approval, the voters agreed to fund Measure S, the Library Improvement Bond Measure. As a result, Santa Cruz County property owners are assessed $49.50 per residential parcel or per each unit for multi-family residential, per year, for a 30-year period beginning fiscal year 2016-2017.

In September 2016, the Library began a Strategic Planning process for the next three years.

The resulting Strategic Plan 2017-June 2021 combined with the Facilities Master Plan provides the framework for the first phase of the building/remodeling projects. All ten branch projects must be completed by the end of 2025.

These Measuring Measure S pages serve as a timeline and a documentation of the planning process and progress at each of the ten branches. Links to all supporting documents can be found here; calendars and records of meetings, decisions, and progress reports related to Measure S are included.


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