three images - one of young people playing in the pool at Osborn Aquatic Center; one of the amphitheater/stage at Starker Arts Park; one of the entrance of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.At our retreat on July 9, the LWVC Board voted to endorse the Corvallis Local Option Levy Renewal. It will be on the November 2023 ballot. The current levy will expire in June 2024.

As a renewal, the levy will support community livability services at the current rate of $1.07 per $1,000 of assessed value, resulting in no tax rate increase for Corvallis households. It is estimated to cost the typical homeowner approximately $25 per month in the first year.

The levy is expected to collect $6,525,300 in the first year of the renewal (2024-05). The Corvallis Public Library will receive 51.9%. The Parks and Recreation Department (including park maintenance, recreation services, the Corvallis Community Center, the Majestic, and the Aquatics Center) will receive 48.1%. And $480,000 will be available for grants to local social services agencies.

LWVC positions that support the services this levy will provide include: At Risk Youth, Health Services, Housing, Prevention of Violence in Linn and Benton Counties, and Financing the Corvallis Benton County Public Library. View our positions at lwv.corvallis.or.us/about/where-we-stand/.

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