Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Maintaining Quality Schools - Two Mill Levy Vote

On February 2, 2016, voters in Las Cruces will decide whether to renew an existing tax that funds repairs, maintenance and renovations for Las Cruces Public Schools. If approved, the two mill capital improvements tax levy (also known as SB9) would generate approximately $6.2 million per year for major repairs and improvements such as roofs, heating and cooling, restrooms and playground equipment. Funds would also pay for musical instruments, safety equipment and student technology.

Approving the two-mill levy will not increase the current tax rate. It will maintain what property owners already pay to maintain our public schools, protecting taxpayers’ investments.