The labels "fiscal conservative" or 'fiscally responsible' -- if applied to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners -- could stand as a contradiction in terms in the context of what they look to be doing to our local libraries.
The clearly stated will of the voters in 1986 and the easily understandable Colorado state law on libraries should direct the commissioners in their budget process for the county and the library system. However, as the article at the link below demonstrates, the commissioners are attempting to muscle their way into taking the tax money you said should go to libraries to use for other government projects.
There is nothing 'conservative' or 'responsible' about raiding the library mill levy through manipulation of the budgeting process ... the county commissioners should remember who elected them and stop their scheming.
It becomes more obvious all the time that an independent library district in Jefferson County is necessary to (as much as possible) get the politicians out of the governance of our local libraries.
In Arvada, our two local libraries, Standley Lake and Arvada, are vitally important contributors to the character of the community and our quality of life ... I hope you will join me in the effort to protect them.