Lower Taxes, More Resources.
Funding for the Central Arkansas Library System is on the ballot May 24. Registered voters who live in Little Rock are eligible to vote.
Voters will be asked to reduce the capital-improvement tax rate in Little Rock from 1.8 to 1.3 mills. When Little Rock voters approved a half-mill increase in the library’s operational millage last November, CALS board and administrators wanted to provide voters with a subsequent opportunity to reduce the capital-improvement millage by the same amount this year. If the 0.5-mill reduction passes, CALS will be able to refinance some existing capital debt by issuing new bonds that will generate money for projects like a bookmobile and improvements to library spaces.