STEVE LITCHFIELD, San Clemente
My wife and I have lived here for 20 years and are truly blessed to be raising our three kids in this amazing community of San Clemente. We support Measure H, as it is all about the kids.
This community needs our kids to have the best education possible to build futures for themselves and our community.
Local, local, local. All the money stays here in San Clemente and Capistrano Beach. Each of your hard-earned tax dollars will stay in the community, improving facilities for our kids, our community, and future generations.
The mechanism for school funding in the state of California was one of the major reasons for getting behind this bond, as it is the only means of sufficiently upgrading our school facilities to the levels required to be competitive.
While we would love to fix the process itself, we can’t wait any longer for our kids to have proper facilities for STEM education, career training facilities, sufficient safety standards, and modern athletic and theater facilities
The community benefits tremendously by not only educating our kids, but having 21st century facilities available to the community to use and enjoy every day. Our city uses these facilities for local city events, kids’ basketball, flag football, theater and dance recitals. We all will benefit from these facilities as a central place to enjoy and thrive together.
We must have accountability and oversight for this to be successful. As a chief financial officer of a local business, I find this absolutely necessary.
While, by law, these funds must stay local, there should be oversight to make sure that the funding is used as defined by the bond. I urge you to participate and engage in making sure that these funds build the necessary buildings, earthquake upgrades, air conditioning additions, and facilities improvements defined in this bond.
I urge all of you to think beyond today and think of the impact that you can have on this generation of kids and generations to come in this wonderful community. \
It’s all about the kids. Vote yes on Measure H.