Library Fund

Overview

County Contribution to Services Overview

Financing of public library services in the County is provided through the Santa Cruz County Library Financing Authority, a Joint Powers Authority formed in 1996 by the County of Santa Cruz and the cities of Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Scotts Valley and Capitola, established for the purpose of consolidating and providing for equitable financing of library services.

Funding of the Library Financing Authority is currently provided through the proceeds of Measure R, a 1/4-cent sales tax for libraries, and from Maintenance of Effort (MOE) contributions from the general funds of the cities of Watsonville and Santa Cruz and the County Library Fund, which includes Capitola and Scotts Valley.

The County Board of Supervisors is responsible for allocating any excess property taxes in the fund for exclusive use on library improvements or services at County Library Fund branches.

Budget Summary

Department Budget Overview

Budget Summary of Changes

The County’s MOE contribution from the County Library Fund to the Library Financing Authority is expected to increase based on the current agreement. The budget also reflects an increase in revenues due to property tax growth.

Open the Services Overview or Operational Plan Objectives below for more details.

Department Services and Objectives

Total Expenses
8,151,618
10 %
1
Total Revenues
8,915,526
7 %
2
General Fund Contribution
$0
0 %
3
Other Fund Contributions
-763,908
22 %
3
Funded Staffing
0.00
0.00
4
Divisions
Services
Service Overview
Operational Plan Objectives
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Footnotes

1 – Indicates change from FY 2021-22 Allowed Budget

2 – General Fund Contribution is the share of General County Revenues (primarily property tax and other local taxes) allocated to each department. Other funds that contribute to this budget are shown on the Budget Details page.

3 – Indicates change from FY 2021-22 Adjusted Funded Positions (including Board-approved mid-year changes as of April 1, 2022).

Budget Details

The charts below show department expenditures and revenues by division and service. Click on the pie charts to drill down for more detail. Complete detail can be found on the County's Transparency Portal.

Expenses by Service

Expenses and Revenues over time

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