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.

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comments (2)

  • NO on H.

    “Local, local, local. All the money stays here in San Clemente…”

    We hear these promises every time the government has its hand out. We already got taken to the cleaners on the gas tax, the answer is no. We already gave at the office and the staff blew the money on projects they deemed more worthy than our children’s education.

    For those desirous of better school facilities because they feel better furniture and newer buildings equate to a better education I say look to Sacramento, not the citizens who have already forked over their hard earned cash. No, not one more farthing, shekel, kopeck, or penny, we’re taxed enough already.

  • Yes on H

    Agree completely on the importance of being great stewards of tax money. This Measure allows all to get involved and hold the district accountable through the mechanism of a committee to oversee the deployment of the money. 100% of these monies will stay in San Clemente for our community and our kids! Nothing will go to Sacramento!!

    Yes, sometimes we have to invest in our community. We can’t allow to get behind in our investments and compromise the future of our children.

    Yes on H

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