Please find below League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County positions that have been adopted after study and consensus by members.
The League supports subsidized, low cost, convenient transportation for all citizens. We recommend a system of bicycle and footpaths that would extend throughout the city and county. (1973,’79, ’87, ’89, ’95)
The League supports and works toward community concern, knowledge and participation in local education. The League supports the principle of the school district’s use of local property taxes for capital expenditures, including maintenance. (1976,’84, ’95)
The League supports a full day, developmentally oriented kindergarten program for all Santa Fe Public School children. (1998)
The League supports career and technical education as an important component of an educational system that should meet the needs and interests of all students. The League believes that using careers as a context for learning along with high academic standards may lead to greater success in the workplace and in higher education. The League supports:
Medically Indigent Fund
The League supports local government funding of health care for the medically indigent and Santa Fe County budgetary policies that ensure proper implementation of the County ordinance (1999) requiring re-dedicated funds first be used to meet indigent health care needs before funding other emergency services and health care programs.
The League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County supports Indigent Fund policies that: provide for annual review and revision of the payment caps, documentation requirements that assure deserving patients have access to the funds while protecting the Fund from fraudulent applications, and the inclusion of payment for pharmacy, dental and medical specialists services. (1954, ’72, ’95, 2000)
Sexual Offense Statutes
The League supports legislation making criminal sexual penetration of a child thirteen to eighteen years of age a felony when the perpetrator is in a position of authority over the child and uses that authority to coerce the child. The LWV supports publicly funded counseling for adult sexual offenders while they are in prison. (1998)
Santa Fe Community College
The League supports 1) preparation by SFCC of a comprehensive schedule of proposed funding before presenting a bond issue for public vote, 2) the use of bond funds for capital expenditures only, 3) a written schedule of regular meetings times and dates, 4) regularly scheduled reviews of existing programs and 5) an open administration that seeks public input. (2001)