Dodd submits bill to lower library bond threshold

From Times Herald

“Future library bonds may have an easier time being passed, if legislation submitted this week passes.State Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced a bill Monday that lowers the required voter approval of library bonds from two-thirds to 55 percent.Such bonds are used to expand, rebuild, or construct public libraries.“Our public libraries provide critical services to our state, educating future generations, promoting lifelong learning and providing cultural enrichment,” said Dodd in a statement released from his office. “That’s why we need to empower local communities to better maintain and expand the accessibility and capacity at their public libraries.”The California Library Association expressed support for the legislation. ”