Letter to the Editor: Approving School Bond is Good Investment for Future

By Pete Sheehey
Los Alamos County Councilor

I ask the citizens of Los Alamos to join me in voting “yes” in the 2013 Los Alamos Public Schools bond election.

These are challenging times for our local and national economy, but we can still afford to pay for the most important things for our community, such as good schools.

Passing the 2013 bond will not increase property tax rates; it will maintain them at the level set in 2009. The school board and administration have done a good job of planning and prioritizing how this money will be spent; see details at laschools.net/2013BondElection.

If we approve this bond, we stand to receive $5.4 million in matching funds from the state of New Mexico to continue our school renovations.

As a member of the Los Alamos County Council, I expect to work with the community to make some hard decisions about spending.

I will do my best to make sure we get good value for every dollar that the County spends. I hope that the citizens of Los Alamos agree with me that the money we spend from the 2013 LAPS bond issue will be a good investment in our future.

Please get your ballot to the County Clerk’s office by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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