The Los Alamos County Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution during today’s Council meeting supporting the upcoming mil levy election being put before Los Alamos
County voters Sept. 17.
The money generated by the 2-mil increase will be used to fund programs at The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA). If passed, this would mean the first operational increase since the branch campus was formed in 1980.
According to the resolution, Council recognizes the importance education has played in the long-term success of the Los Alamos community and the achievements of UNM-LA in its 33-year history. In addition, the resolution outlines UNM-LA’s initiation of new degree and training programs throughout Northern New Mexico and the need for continued and sustainable funding.
During the meeting, a brief presentation will be made by a representative of “Our Community, Our College,” a group of concerned Los Alamos citizens spearheading the campaign supporting the election. The presentation will highlight the reasons why passage of the mil levy is critical to UNM-LA.
Those seeking more information about Our Community, Our College are encouraged to visit the website, ourcommunityourcollege.com.
Today’s resolution vote is scheduled for noon in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building, at 1000 Central Ave. in downtown Los Alamos.