TBWB helps library districts as well as cities and counties plan and pass public finance measures to meet their library funding needs.
We have experience passing measures to build and upgrade libraries as well as measures that provide flexible funding to meet operational and service needs, such as preserving hours, staffing levels, programs and services.
The consultants at TBWB have passed over 200 public finance ballot measures in all parts of the state that have raised billions in stable revenue for public programs, services and facilities. We’re experienced with all types of voter-approved funding mechanisms, including assessments, fees, bonds, parcel taxes, sales taxes, Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOTs) and Utility User Taxes (UUTs).
We’ve passed general taxes that require majority approval and provide flexible funding. We’ve also passed bonds and special taxes that provide earmarked funding for individual services or facilities and require 66.67% approval from voters.
Our work typically begins with a process to identify the priority needs and most viable funding sources. Once a strategic direction is determined, our public outreach and campaign strategies build support to secure victory. With this approach, TBWB has consistently maintained a passage rate of over 90% for our bond and tax measures that go to the ballot.