Friday, July 03, 2015


Everything is upside down.  Albuquerque's economic development is as fast moving as a glacier, (going backwards these days.)  Housing starts have once again dropped while all our surrounding states enjoy booming economies.  Meanwhile, an iceless ice rink on the oven known as Civic Plaza in downtown Albuquerque has been opened by the Mayor.

The glacial concern over our staggering economy by the Governor, Mayor and leaderless business community continues.  And the sap public laps up the laurels heaped on them by the Albuquerque Journal.  Pictures of the Mayor and Governor at inconsequential ground breakings and other public appearances while nothing happens to grow jobs and stability for New Mexicans.  How long can this go on?

This is from a golfing buddy of mine who summers in Michigan and winters in ABQ.  A very successful moderate republican business man.

"I think you know we are making a serious building addition - well this you can share with guys

It is so hustle and bustle here we can not get three subs to bid so we have settled for two per trade
Housing very strong
Unemployment really low
Wages up strongly. I especially like that as too many places held off routine raises for to long
Commercial building out of sight
Engineers are darn near impossible to find
Even college enrollment is up at places like Hope Calvin Alma let alone U of M
New med school is open in GR next year one opens in Kazoo at WMU and year after that in Mt Pleasant at CMU

What is missing is NM weather and a fix for lousy roads - the Republicans are obsessed with avoiding gas tax raise"


Anonymous said...

I thought the same when I saw the ice rink on Civic Plaza. This week temperature on the Plaza was a roasting 100 degrees on some days. This is Berry vision. And the citizens of Albuquerque just don't care.

Anonymous said...

Berry on more than one occasion has said that he wants his legacy to be that he left Albuquerque better off than it was when he was elected his first time. WHAT A LAUGH. His legacy will be a broken and discredited police department, empty downtown buildings and an aging business community holding onto the past with a mass exodus of young people. You can now add a "cheesy little fake ice rink" used in the summer by people who do not have the common sense to get out of the sun during 100 degree weather. When it it all said and done, Berry will go down as one of the worst Mayor's we have ever had. Even convicted felon Ken Schultz was a better Mayor.

Anonymous said...

Jim, problem is that Susie and Dick will run for office again and not one challenger will bring up their past failures and propose any realistic solutions. We see it time and time again . I think New Mexico and Albuquerque need leaders who are not Lawyers or Movida buissnessmen.

Anonymous said...

Your republican friend does not make any sense but I agree Susana and Berry have shone zero leadership and vision . Thats what you get when you vote for a prosecutor and a Doctor Phil want a be that can't solve a single problem like Susana and Berry.

Anonymous said...

An ice rink on Albuquerque's Civic Plaza....?!?!?! Hahahahahahahahahah the true icon of the WORST mayor in the US and the idiots who voted him in!!