Kitsap Regional Library is primarily supported through property taxes (more than 90% of the total library budget). Under Washington law, library levies may be no higher than 50 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation for operations and maintenance. Library property tax support is also subject to the 2001 statewide Initiative 747, which limits the increase in property tax collections to no more than 1% each year, plus the value of new construction.
See a view of KRL's budget history since 2000, including trends in its property tax collections and in major categories of spending.
Kitsap Regional Library is a public entity governed by state statutes. KRL is committed to meeting the letter and the spirit of Washington State laws regarding open public meetings and access to public records.
If you wish to obtain information about KRL, please e-mail Jeff Brody, Director of Community Relations. Please be as specific in stating your question as possible. We will provide an answer as quickly as possible.
KRL is governed by the Washington State Public Records Act. Under the terms of that Act, with certain exemptions specified in the law, documents held by all public agencies are deemed to be public records. There is a specific process to follow if you wish to request copies of KRL records.
See KRL's procedures regarding requests for KRL documents.