The Impact of 1/8th of a Penny

Promises Made, Promises Kept

Over the past 14 years, Solano County Library has focused on keeping the promises we made when voters originally passed the 1/8-of-a-penny sales tax in 1998, known as Measure B. Using this reliable source of funding, we added hours, increased book budgets and enhanced services to children.

Since 1998, 1/8th of a penny in dedicated sales tax for libraries has:

  • Opened branch libraries 125% more hours 
  • Increased book and other format purchases from $432,000 to $962,000. 
  • Increased program attendance for youth by 64% 
  • Provided operating funds for three new libraries 

In June 2012, voters showed their support again by passing Measure L, which provides for extending that funding until 2030. The passage of Measure L helps us preserve services and continue to offer exceptional library services to the community.