I don’t get it! We have had this water problem since the end of the 19th Century. This 500 percent increase that the mayor wants, is this going to solve our problem?
Maybe, because many of us will just not water what’s left of our lawns.
How does this solve our water problem? Yes, the pipes need to be fixed, which will cut down on the seepage, OK! But, how does this solve our water problem? How about connecting to the water supply in Red River, Raton or Eagle Nest. This may seem far fetched. But, this is what made Los Angeles and Las Vegas (Sin City) vibrant communities. Providing many jobs because they now have more than enough water to attract business and provide for growth. This tax increase could be used for this purpose also. In the long term it will pay for itself a hundred times over.
Outside our town I hear people say we are ”20 years behind the times.” If we want to keep our children home we need to provide opportunity for growth. So many people in our community want to keep the status quo. At what cost, the loss of children?
Change is good. We can’t stay stuck in the past. And we wonder why we’re experiencing a drop in our population both in the town and the county.
I hear politicians over and over again use our children to get elected and, once in office, they forget about them (our children). But that’s a whole other subject.
Victor L. Sanchez