The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at its most recent meeting voted to endorse passage of Measure L the extension of the Library Tax in Pasadena on the November 8th ballot. The Measure would cost single-family homeowners and owners of condominiums $41 per year on their property tax bill. It would generate $2,800,000 to support library services. The tax can only be used for library services and upkeep and requires the City of Pasadena maintain its current annual budget for the Library and that service levels be maintained.
The Library Tax extends the existing levy for 15 years. It is not a new tax and will not increase costs for homeowners or commercial property owners.
“Pasadena’s Public Library system is a tremendous asset to our community and important to our local economy and the quality of life in Pasadena,” said Pasadena Chamber CEO Paul Little. “The Board of Directors of the Pasadena Chamber recognized the importance of maintaining library services to our community in recommending voters support measure L.”
The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association is a professional business organization. Since the earliest days of Pasadena, the Chamber has played a major role in the development of this internationally renowned city. Founded in 1888 as the Board of Trade, the Chamber’s primary purpose has been the enhancement of the economy, business climate and the quality of life in Pasadena. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce currently serves more than 1250 members.