North County Library Authority

The Purpose of the North County Library Authority (NCLA) is to create an agency which will plan, support, acquire, maintain and operate programs and facilities for the extension of public library services for the benefit of the inhabitants within the collective boundaries of the Member Entities.

NCLA Joint Powers Agreement


NCLA meetings are scheduled periodically; please use the subscribe button on the right of this page if you would like to be notified as meeting dates are set.

Measure L - Library Parcel Tax

As a special tax district, the North County Library Authority (NCLA) is funded via a parcel tax that was approved by the voters in June 2010. As such, the Authority is authorized to levy a qualified special tax of $76 per parcel per year. The special tax will levied for 20 consecutive fiscal years, starting in the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2010, and ending the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2029.

The revenue generated by the proposed parcel tax has been used to expand the service hours and book collections at the two Los Altos libraries over those levels possible with only County funding. Funds can be utilized to maintain library hours, purchase books and materials, support library programs, and for other general library purposes.

Name Representing Agency Term Expires
Jan Pepper, President Los Altos City Council December 31, 2016
Jean Mordo, Vice President Los Altos City Council December 31, 2016
Cindy Hill, Secretary Library Commission December 31, 2016
Courtenay C. Corrigan Los Altos Hills December 31, 2016
Suzanne Epstein Los Altos Hills March 31, 2019
Chris Jordan Administrative Officer
Jolie Houston Authority Attorney
Sharif Etman Authority Treasurer