The following Letter to the Editor was published in the online and print editions of the Belmont Citizen Herald on March 25, 2021. In just a few weeks, Belmont faces a crucial vote in our local election. Though […]
A “yes” vote will backstop critical programs and services across the board — your community center, your roads, your schools, your library, your playgrounds/parks, your safety, etc. If the measure fails, nearly every department will face significant more cuts, into the meat of vital staff and programs.
Belmont resident and music teacher Mike Reavey writes asking residents to “support the override to give our young learners the opportunity to build their identity through music, the arts, and other programs that could suffer setbacks.“
“I know how cathartic a ‘no’ vote might feel after a year of seemingly endless restrictions,” writes Belmont’s Justin Hard. “Please resist that urge. Instead, let’s keep our wits about us and put enough gas in the proverbial tank to get us across the COVID-19 divide and into 2022 and beyond. Vote ‘yes’ ‘ on the override on April 6.”