The Mayor threatens libraries if funding can’t come from rent hikes. Tenants and advocates protest the potential rent increases.
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Don’t make our libraries a pawn in the landlords’ game.
In order to please his real estate pals, the Mayor has proposed a library tax that will raise your rent!
Isn’t your rent high enough?
The Mayor has said he’ll wipe out funding for libraries unless voters approve a tax that funds libraries by imposing “tenant pass-throughs,” i.e. rent increases. Landlords are already allowed to raise rents for building improvements and maintenance, but their requests must be verified by the Rent Board. Now, landlords want to be able to impose increases without scrutiny? What will be next? Rent hikes for police, parks, and hospitals? Help eliminate sneaky pass-throughs on people who can least afford to pay, and save our libraries with fair, progressive revenue measures.
LIBRARY COMMISSION THURSDAY, JUNE 17 – 4PM MAIN LIBRARY, 200 LARKIN 1ST FLOOR – LURIE ROOM