I am a property owner and soon-to-be resident of the Altoona Area School District. One candidate alone understands the following common sense financial realities.
1. Budgets are tight, and the taxpayers are at the breaking point. Revenue should be spent judiciously and be prioritized and taxpayers shouldn't be forced out of their homes due to high taxes.
2. It is foolish to spend beyond your means.
3. Tight budgets dictate that, at the very least, outlays be frozen, if not reduced or eliminated, including employee salaries and other operating expenses.
4. Prudent planning would dictate that cash reserves be kept on hand to meet the brewing pension crisis and not be used to finance pay raises and non-priority spending today.
That one candidate to whom I am referring is Judy Berryman. She has my support and she deserves that of AASD voters on election day.
Donald Luke Bowser