Monday, August 29, 2016

An Opportunity

There is an opportunity in the resignation of State Economic Development Director John Barela.  I am not sure what that is, but something good could come out of his departure.  Maybe the business community could start pressuring the Governor for setting qualifications for the next Director.  Maybe they could insist she reach into successful businesses to see if they  could help write those qualifications.  Maybe look for track records of candidates?  Find someone that will be nonpartisan and able to reach consensus on where to steer New Mexico's economic future?  Stop relying on fossil fuels for instance.  They will be a minor part of things in the next 30 years as far as energy production goes.

A lot of this will fall to our business community with its odd and peculiar way of protecting the status quo.  I know they could do it if they tried.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe the position is Cabinet Secretary.