We must support our youth

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By The Staff

Dear Editor,

I have taught at Los Alamos High School for almost 20 years. Through the years, many teen-agers have expressed to me that they think Los Alamos is a community that is run by and for its older residents. There is a perception among our youth that many adults in our town don’t care about kids.

The skate park is a county project in which kids were involved in the development, decision-making, and are the primary end users. Yet our community keeps finding ways to extend the approval process. After the appeal was denied, I told my 16-year-old son that it was finally a done deal (about which he seemed a little skeptical).

But wait! The next week an individual, who is running for county council this fall, presented the idea to the council of putting the skate park on the ballot in the November election. He presented it as an effective way to determine if Los Alamos residents really want the skate park in the present location.

What a great way to cut the primary users out of the final decision since most are too young to vote. I hope on Tuesday our council will demonstrate their commitment to our kids and vote “No!” on putting the skate park on the ballot in November.

Los Alamos

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