Los Alamos is blessed with opportunity.
Let’s use it to help our community.
Let’s build more housing.
The cost of homeownership in Los Alamos year-over-year has more than doubled the national average. Not only do more housing options make it more affordable, but they also give people places to move when their needs change. We can build housing cheaper and faster if we simplify regulations, reduce fees and taxes, and expedite building permits.
“The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place,
where we can go as we are,
and not be questioned”
Maya Angelou, poet and civil rights activist
Let’s build more businesses.
We want more entertainment, dining, and shopping in our town. Local entrepreneurs want to meet that demand, but struggle to pay rents and living wages because government tenants and jobs pay so much more. Businesses should not have to compete with the government. We can have more businesses if we pressure the government not to compete with local businesses so rents and wages can normalize to what our community can sustain. We need to make regulation less burdensome for local businesses and include them in opportunities to own and develop commercial real estate.
“Life is inherently risky.
There is only one big risk
you should avoid at all costs,
and that is the risk of doing nothing.”
Denis Waitley, author and motivational speaker