Monterey County voters could see childcare ballot measure on November ballot

Monterey County voters could see childcare ballot measure on November ballot

any parent of young Children will tell you finding good Childcare is not only difficult, it’s extremely expensive. Monterey County is looking to address the problem supervisors looking to put *** special parcel tax on the november ballot. With all of the money funding more affordable care action news reporter Bryza cologne is live in Salinas with *** closer look at the ballot measure. Reza Erin, that’s right. Childcare is just so expensive. Parents are paying on average according to Kids Data 1400 *** month. That’s 16,000 *** year, making it just out of reach for *** lot of people. For many parents, this is personal, it’s life changing for generations to come. In my case I wanted to work but I didn’t earn enough to pay the costs of child care. I was *** teacher at the time. I looked at all the various childcare centers that were near where I lived and I realized very quickly on *** teacher’s salary, I could not afford childcare on Tuesday. The Monterey County board of supervisors took action moving forward with placing the safe, affordable quality childcare act and citizens initiative on the november ballot, Only 26% of Children five and under have affordable childcare or early childhood education and that we want to increase. And that percentage with this measure, supporters gathered more than 21,000 signatures, hospitality, health care, farm workers. These are all positions that require childcare and many of our community members have not been able to return to work full time to aid our small businesses. The initiative would be funded with roughly $50 tax per parcel for Monterey County residents. The funds would be monitored locally by 1st 5 Monterey County. We have to understand that By providing this type of support, we’re actually saving dollars on the other end. So for every dollar that we invest in childcare, we save $13. The board of supervisors are poised to officially vote and put it on the ballot later this month. But I think this is one of the most important movements *** long time. The mothers that I spoke with today tell me they had to wait on lists for child care and it was just too expensive for them to afford reporting in Salinas. I’m brisa colon KSB W. Action News.

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Monterey County voters could see childcare ballot measure on November ballot

Monterey County voters could see childcare ballot measure on November ballot

Monterey County voters could see childcare ballot measure on November ballot

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