Is that a reasonable price to pay for what would be achieved with the funds? We think it is, considering several key factors: the poor state of a number of aging facilities and systems on the district campuses, including electrical, heating/air conditioning and security systems in serious need of upgrading; the need to get rid of, once and for all, portable classrooms on the La Entrada campus; the need to make all buildings seismically safe and bring playground equipment up to current health and safety codes; and the indisputable corollary between high property values and good schools with well-maintained campuses.
As any property owner knows, maintenance of structures and infrastructure is expensive, but it only gets more so the longer it's delayed. Las Lomitas district board president John Earnhardt sums it up: "If we don't do this now, we're going to be dealing with an emergency situation — it's just going to be more expensive."
Voters in the Las Lomitas district should allow the district to complete its project to repair existing facilities and upgrade its campuses by supporting Measure R.
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