San Francisco Library Preservation Fund
In San Francisco, 98% of the San Francisco Public Library is funded through the Library Preservation Fund, the key to long-term public financing and infrastructure health of our Library. In 1994, Friends fought back against a pattern of annual budget cuts at City Hall by launching a community-initiated ballot proposition (Prop E) earmarking funds through a property tax assessment and a general fund baseline to ensure consistent, designated funding for the Library. This victory resulted in the creation of the Library Preservation Fund. Friends led a second successful ballot effort in 2007 (Prop D) to renew the Fund for an additional 15 years and will do so again at the ballot box in 2022. We will need your support and will continue to keep you informed and updated, so please visit our Advocacy page frequently.