The San Miguel County Commission voted recently to apply for federal funds to complete the drainage and road improvements in Tecolote.
The first phase of the project focused on drainage — more so than expected. If the county hadn’t done so, any road improvements would have been futile, being washed away within a year or two.
The designs have already been done for the improvements, and it’s important the county finishes what it starts. We know it’s politically difficult for commissioners representing other districts to wait for the county to complete this project before they seek federal money for their areas. But their patience is in the best interest of the entire county.
As such, the commission is right to choose Tecolote for its application for federal funds.