A creative proposal floated by the Gunnison County Library District would address two long-standing problems: funding and facilities.

Eight years ago, the district approached voters with two separate ballot questions in an attempt to provide solutions to these problems — one that would have offered operational funding, and another for new facilities. Both measures failed, but district leaders have learned from the losses.

District leaders have said their goal with this year’s measure 6A is to do the most good by asking the least. In our estimation, they’ve succeeded in that regard. The proposal requests a modest 1.9 mill property tax levy, compared to 3.5 mills sought in 2011.



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