This is from local resident Richard Baker’s Facebook page, echoing sentiments from this blog. Good going Richard!:
“To clarify a couple of things related to the ongoing poor coverage of the measure B in the paper.
“1 – There is nothing stopping local contractors from bidding on school related projects. They simply have to be willing to work in that realm which requires them to register with the Department of Industrial Relations ($300 per contractor) and to file certified payroll – there are CPA’s that do this. The only thing holding them back is them not doing it. Comments to the contrary are misinformed, misguided, shortsighted and tone deaf!
“2 – The letter to the editor talking about the Superintendent of Schools new office and Earle Jamieson school have nothing to do with the Nevada Joint Union High School District. It is a wholly separate organization with a wholly separate budget.
“Please don’t allow the poor information keep you from supporting this important bond measure that will provide safe, clean, contemporary schools for our high school age children. On top of that, why would someone want to move to a place that had aging, dirty, possibly dangerous schools that are decades behind in technological updates – oh that’s right, all the dissenters are people who moved here to retire! Don’t believe the hype – Yes on B!”