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Lodging group supports Measure C

Sally J. Taylor

The South Lake Tahoe Lodging Association Board of Directors on Thursday quickly threw its support behind Measure C following a brief presentation by Dave Kurtzman, the spokesman for Keep Improving District Schools, or KIDS.

If approved in a special election on May 4, Measure C would allow the issuance of $17 million in bonds to upgrade facilities in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District. The bond measure will also qualify the district to receive $10 million in state funds.

Kurtzman noted that all the schools in the district were 26 to 52 years old. Most suffer from overcrowding. While portable classrooms have helped in-class situations, no new bathrooms have been constructed to accommodate the increased student populations and the science classrooms in the South Tahoe Middle School are seriously out of date.

With the vote of support, Kurtzman reminded the board and audience that the measure requires approval by two-thirds of those casting ballots.

“One-third can defeat it,” he said.

Board President Pete Mac Roberts urged those present to “be heard on this issue,” taking advantage of absentee ballots if necessary. “Don’t forget about it. Midseason elections tend to have low voter turnout,” he said.

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