Measure Q passed! Yay!

Measure Q was placed on the ballot by the City Council in order to avoid further cuts to the library system, which has had its budget slashed twice since 2002. The measure should generate enough revenue to keep library branches open more often and buy new books and other materials.

The libraries measure will cost each Oakland homeowner $75 a year, or $6. 25 a month, to restore funds for the city’s library system. It is expected to raise about $9 million a year through 2024.

Thanks to everyone who donated time, money and efforts to the Oakland Public Library. What a difference one year makes.