The CH-UH Board Of Education and the Lay Facilities Committee's alleged efforts to engage the community leave me quite underwhelmed.
I've watched some meetings on video, I've attended a couple of meetings, and I've done my best to otherwise learn about the proposed levy.
Now, all I need is someone to talk to about this.
I'll start the conversation...
Did you know there's most likely two levies, in back-to-back years?
According to the January 9th LFC meeting, which is on video at the BOE's website, you can expect a Capitol Bond Levy in 2013, followed immediately by an Operating Funds Levy in 2014.
And it's pretty well understood that the 6 mils they will ask for on the Capital Bond Levy isn't nearly enough for the whole decade-long facilities initiative. They really need at least 10 mils to do it all.
Start watching (listening) around the 11:30-ish and 37 minute marks, each for about 5 minutes. It's worth your time.
http://www.chuh.org/multimedia/videos (top right, Lay Facilities Meeting - January 9, 2013)