Charles (Chuck) Guarria is theAuthor of Proposition 13 - America's Second Great Tax Revolt: A Forty-Year Struggle for Library Survival
Charles has a 15-year career as a librarian that has taken him from Wall Street to academia.
In 1978, the citizens of California took the historic step of voting for Proposition 13, thus reducing property taxes by 57%. Already known as a trendsetting state, California’s tax revolt was no different, as similar tax revisions quickly spread across the United States of America. In California, state and local governments struggled to find a way to manage the loss in revenue. On many occasions, budget cuts were the solution. Library budgets were frequently the target of those cuts.
Proposition 13 - America’s Second Great Tax Revolt details how libraries prioritized, managed and reacted to hardships in this new world, and have done so in California for the last forty years where Proposition 13 is still the law.
Exploring the intended and unintended consequences of Proposition 13, this book provides an insightful understanding of how to manage a library budget given a difficult funding situation. It examines the thought processes behind government financing and spending priorities and considers how libraries can organize, and participate in activism to influence decision-makers.
Please look for Chuck’s book on Amazon at of Proposition 13 - America's Second Great Tax Revolt: A Forty-Year Struggle for Library Survival
Chuck is presently working on two novels, one on baseball and another on the life of a musician.
Chuck also invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn and on Twitter.
Link to Success InSight Podcast: https://www.successinsightpodcast.com/2019/10/chuck-guarria.html