RGF president weighs in to support override of Mayor’s veto on ABQ Air Board

Update, last night City Council DID override Keller’s veto of needed reforms to the local “clean air board.”

At tonight’s City of Albuquerque Council meeting a vote will be held on whether to override Mayor Keller’s veto of needed reforms put forth by Councilor Dan Lewis of the local Air Quality Board. RGF president Paul Gessing sent the following note to the Council (use the link, it took 5 minutes).

Lewis’s efforts gained a majority of City Council’s support, but was vetoed by the Mayor which requires 6 votes to override. Gessing’s note to Council is below. You can read about Lewis’s effort here. 

I urge you to override Mayor Keller’s vetoes of: R-23-176 and O-23-88. It is time for the Air Board to be accountable and experts in their field. Their actions should also be transparent to public scrutiny.

Allowing appointed boards to make important and controversial policy decisions about key environmental and economic policy issues is not “democratic.” It is also not sound government. I urge you to override Keller’s veto.

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6 Replies to “RGF president weighs in to support override of Mayor’s veto on ABQ Air Board”

  1. I urge you to override Mayor Keller’s vetoes of: R-23-176 and O-23-88. It is time for the Air Board to be an elected board and be held accountable and as well, have some experience in the field of air quality. Their actions must be transparent to public scrutiny.

    Allowing unelected boards to make important and controversial policy decisions about key environmental and economic policy issues is not “democratic.” It is also not sound government. I urge you to override Keller’s veto.

  2. That’s what Democrats do to force unwanted policies onto their constituents. Appointed Boards do as they are told. Shameful!

    Override Keller’s veto! He is not doing his job properly across this whole city.

  3. Having unelected boards to make important and controversial policy decisions about key environmental and economic policy issues is not “democratic.” It is also not sound government. I urge you to override Keller’s veto.

  4. I might give this credibility if the RGF didn’t stand for climate change denial and a philosophy of ‘drill baby drill”, criticizing our governor for her environmental stance so despite the fact that we are in a state that is one of the highest oil producers in the country with record revenues. It’s all politics and b******* here folks.

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