OOPS! has to be the word of the day in Albuquerque Mayor Berry's 7th floor office today. He took one on the chin on trying to pass a $50 million dollar approval for sale of bonds on the Paseo del Norte interchange funding. Three city councillors insisted this go to the public and be voted on next November. Is it needed? Of course. Though one could describe it as payback for years of catering to westside Albuquerque homebuilders who, with city approval, kept pumping out more homes and leaving the infrastructure problems for someone else to worry about. (Next up is the intersection of I-25 and Highway 550 at Bernalillo.)
I can not imagine the six council supporters of skipping a bond election doing this on any other issue. This funding was just defeated last year on a vote when it was coupled in a log rolling incident with other projects the voters didn't want. So, unless there is a change of heart this will go to the voters in a few months. As it should.
Here is a wonderful video everyone should see. My friend Ned sent it to me. It shows in no uncertain terms just how thin the veil of life around our earth is and how little there is of it. And some of our rightwing congressmen and senators still won't believe we can pollute it to the point of extinction.