EDITORIAL : AGOURA HILLS: YES ON E.A tiny Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. County public library in Agoura Hills is providing for the city's 21,000 residents and for thousands of others who live in surrounding sur·round
tr.v. sur·round·ed, sur·round·ing, sur·rounds
1. To extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle.
2. To enclose or confine on all sides so as to bar escape or outside communication.
For years, it has been obvious that the crowded, 15,000-square-foot building and 27-space parking lot are inadequate for a community that has so many young families who place a premium on education, reading and libraries for their children.
If approved by a two-thirds majority of voters, Measure E on the Nov. 4 ballot ballot, means of voting for candidates for office. The choice may be indicated on or by the ballot forms themselves—e.g., colored balls (hence the term ballot, which is derived from the Italian ballotta, will institute a parcel tax of $45 a year on all parcels of land in the city of Agoura Hills - residential and commercial, developed or undeveloped.
The levy To assess; raise; execute; exact; tax; collect; gather; take up; seize. Thus, to levy a tax; to levy a Nuisance; to levy a fine; to levy war; to levy an execution, i.e., to levy or collect a sum of money on an execution.
A seizure. will end after five years. In that period, officials expect it to raise almost $2 million. The use of those dollars will be strictly limited to acquisition, construction or lease of a library building, and operation and maintenance of it.
Critics say Measure E is unnecessary because a private developer has offered the city a free library as part of his project. But that's not a sure bet. The necessary trade-offs to get a ``free'' library might well be a bad deal for the public.
Measure E is a much more businesslike busi·ness·like
1. Showing or having characteristics advantageous to or of use in business; methodical and systematic.
2. Purposeful; earnest.
3. , straightforward way to achieve a desirable public goal. The Daily News recommends voting yes on Measure E.
MEASURE E AT A GLANCE
Here is a summary of Measure E on the Nov. 4 ballot in the city of Agoura Hills:
Library tax: Would create a parcel tax of $45 a year, applicable to all parcels in the city for a five-year period ending June June: see month. 30, 2003. The revenues can be used only to acquire, build or lease a city library and to operate or maintain it. As a special tax, passage depends on approval by a two-thirds majority of voters.
The Daily News recommends: Yes
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