Albuquerque’s Arena Envy

With Mayor Berry spending political capitol in order to spend no more money than the City of Albuquerque can actually afford to pay its employees (an effort we at RGF strongly support), one might think that the City is in for a few years of necessary fiscal restraint. Well, you might be right, but you might be wrong too.

The question of fiscal restraint in the Berry Administration likely hinges on the issue of the downtown events center. As I write in this week’s Alibi, Mayor Berry should abandon the events center/arena project based on the simple fact that it represents an expensive entry into a declining convention center marketplace that a businessman like Berry would never invest his own money in. If you are as concerned as I am, drop the Mayor a line.

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One Reply to “Albuquerque’s Arena Envy”

  1. I couldn’t agree more! Else, the mayor should have taken the advice of some of us to refrain from hiring additional people in the management ranks and filling positions not needed. Additionally, albeit symbolic, re-negotiating management contracts would have sent a message to labor unions that he was serious about re-negotiating all existing personnel agreements. A lost opportunity, indeed.

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