We urgently need a plan of action. But who will come up with it in the leaderless and laid back administrations of Governor Martinez, Mayor Berry, and Chamber honcho Teri Cole. Have they all even been in the same room together to discuss such a plan? My bet is that they haven't actually done a planning session together. And I am quite sure the state legislature and city council of Albuquerque just sit on the sidelines chuckling about the incompetence, not realizing they are also a major component of failure.
This economic situation truly is frightening to me as a life long resident of New Mexico. I have been involved in Journalism and Politics for 35 years and have never seen things this bad. I get the sense that no one is really in charge of fixing things. The current political structure and business community seem stuck in some sort of mind fog where they don't know which direction they are to go. And now all energies on the state level will go into the elections. The city will be mired in APD lawsuits and repercussions.
And we will just have to wait in disbelief as things fall apart around us!