The County Commissioners want to hear from residents. The Commissioners do not think the library ranks high on the priority list of services for Jefferson County residents and so they’re diverting library tax money for non-library purposes. This is our opportunity to tell them what WE think!
Significant cuts are looming in services and hours. Please attend one of the Jefferson County Citizen Input Meetings listed below and tell the Commissioners:
- JCPL is an essential service
- Ask them to restore JCPL’s full voter-approved funding level of 3.5 mills
- Tell them you support a Library District
Wed. Sept. 28 7-8:30 p.m.
Arbor House at Maple Grove Park
4600 W. 32nd Ave., Golden
Tues. Oct. 11 7-8:30 p.m.
Buchanan Park Recreation Center
32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen
Thurs. Oct. 20 7-8:30 p.m.
Peak Community and Wellness Center
6612 South Ward St., Littleton
Eventually, we hope to solve these funding problems by making JCPL into an independent library district. But at best that will not happen until after a 2012 election. In the meantime, funding cuts will mean much deeper cuts to services. It will take all of us to ensure the Commissioners know that we need the essential services provided by JCPL.
Send email support for JCPL to firstname.lastname@example.org or write the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners at 100 Jefferson County Pkwy, Golden, CO 80419.
And please remember, folks: even though we’re all volunteers, we can’t do this for nothing. Legal help is expensive and getting more so. The County Attorney has filed counterclaims to our lawsuit and the Court will require that we retain a mediator even though there are no settlements to mediate. The mediator is likely to cost several thousand dollars.
If we’re going to protect the Library from blatant political meddling and protect our tax money from the sticky fingers of the County Commissioners,
it’s up to us!
Please help with a donation. Unless we stand up as citizens, voters, taxpayers, and library patrons, the County will take our money and leave JCPL to fend for itself on a lower budget.
Click the DONATE button below to make your contribution with a credit card through PayPal’s secure servers. If you would like to donate by check, please make the check out to Save Jeffco Libraries and mail it to:
Save Jeffco Libraries
PO Box 63
Golden CO 80402-0063
PLEASE NOTE: At this time, your donation is NOT deductible for federal or state income tax purposes.