Making Local Government Work

Gil Heredia is running for District 7 in Alamogordo. Unlike so many politicians who feel that the only way to improve city services is to raise taxes, Heredia is advocating private sector solutions that are likely to reduce Alamogordo’s tax burden (which is heavier than other Southeast New Mexico cities) while improving service delivery at the same time. He outlined some of his ideas including privatizing municipal golf courses and the city-owned airport — most of which are applicable in cities large and small — in an article in the Alamogordo Daily-News.
Candidates for local office across New Mexico should be encouraged to borrow Heredia’s ideas on limited government. Heredia should be commended for his efforts and innovative approach to governance.