Letter to the editor: Say yes to 4B, 4C


Our family moved to Colorado in 1992 and we purchased a fine home in unincorporated Arapahoe County. After living in the south metro area for a while we became aware of and began using South Suburban Facilities. I was disappointed to learn we were not in-district but of course we gladly paid the non-district fees to use the quality facilities.

Over the last few years, we were looking at becoming empty nesters and a tipping point for our decision to move to Lone Tree was that it was part of SSPRD.

The point here is that we see the value of living in district and we know being part of SSPRD increases the value of our home in addition to contributing meaningfully to our health and well being.

Top-notch organization that it is, South Suburban recently published a new master plan, which lists the opportunities for improving the district going forward.

The plan was carefully assembled by surveying constituents across the district and is responsive to the people of the district. However, the plan notes that over the next 10 years due to the sunset of certain mill levies South Suburban incomes will decline by 49 percent. This kind of cut will clearly result in a degradation of services and maintenance of our infrastructure, trails, parks, playgrounds, pools, rec centers and golf courses that we will not able to tolerate. It is for this reason that I urge my neighbors to join with me in supporting 4B and 4C which do not increase our taxes but will retain SSPRD as a value-added benefit of living in our community.For more information go to facebook.com/4Bamd4C and www.YESon4B

David Lawful

Lone Tree

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