Town Hall Features Hilltalkers Debating UNM-LA Mil Levy

Members of the Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Debate Team took on the UNM-LA Mil Levy question during a Town Hall event at the college Aug. 29. Photo by Vint Miller
 
Hilltalkers debate the UNM-LA mil levy question at a Aug. 29 Town Hall. Photo by Vint Miller
 
Staff Report
 
Members of the Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers debated the UNM-LA Mil Levy question during a Town Hall meeting Aug. 29, sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
 
Community members attended the event at the UM-LA Lecture Hall. Dr. Cindy Rooney, the new Dean of Instruction for UNM-LA followed the debate with a presentation about the college and the reasons driving the need for a mil levy. She also explained that there is not an end date on the mil levy as there typically is with a bond.
 
The League of Women Voters moderated a question and answer session in which widely held myths were dispelled such as that the college receives funding from the state and the main campus in Albuquerque.

Ballots for the mil levy have been mailed out to all Los Alamos County registered voters. Ballots must be physically received in the County Clerk’s Office by 7 p.m., Sept. 17, to be counted. Postmarked envelopes do not count.

Recently retired as UNM-LA Dean of Instruction, Dr. Kate Massengale provides background information about the college during a Q&A session with the audience during last week’s Town Hall. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard speaking about the importance of higher education and passage of the UNM-LA mil Levy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheheey speaking in favor of the UNM-LA mil levy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Dr. Cindy Rooney, Dean of Instruction for UNM-LA conducts a presentation about the college and the need for a mil levy. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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