BY CATHERINE OZMENT
Who benefits from development policy that allows for increased building heights and decreased parking requirements?
Even the “intellectual and skilled human capital the lab needs” will benefit from service industry and retail staff, County employees, mechanics, teachers, health care providers, and other critical members of the fabric of our community having the option to live in the same town where they work.
Instead of worrying that some people may have to choose between their “toys” and their extra car, I am worried about those in town who right now have to choose between rent and utilities. Or between rent and food. Or medicine.
The building height and parking ordinances up for Council vote on Tuesday, May 2 will make it easier for more people of diverse incomes and experiences to be part of Los Alamos and may, slowly, make life a little less stressful for the people who are already financially precarious in the wealthiest county in the state.*
Please encourage Council to vote yes on the ordinances as presented. Email email@example.com or attend Tuesday’s meeting in person at the Municipal Building (1000 Central ave) or via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82683176848
*We must also immediately ramp up local and regional transit investments as well as secure easy access to vital services.