This week's Eye Poll featured Council President, Debbie O'Malley. Eye readers panned the councilor by a 5 point margin in our unscientific poll with 42% approving of her performance, 47% disapproving, 7% don't know, and 3% don't care. This can't be great news for the council president as she is up for re-election this year and has drawn a democrat as an opponent.
This past week we were treated to polls that showed one of the lowest approval ratings (16%) in history for the U.S. Congress, and while we have polled a couple of councilors we haven't gotten a read on the overall approval rating of Albuquerque's legislative body. Monday the city council will meet for the first time since June 18th. Frankly, we believe that we're all safer when the council is on vacation. So we're lobbying to increase the amount of time its members spend not voting on things that either take our money or limit our liberty; things like red light scam-era programs, trolleys, Metropolitan Redevelopment Areas (a.k.a. blighted areas), etc.
We've got four more months of this council and the next council could see a significant change with as many as 5 seats changing. Seems like a perfect time to let them know how they are doing. Don't forget to vote!
Quote of the Day
Does this sound familiar? This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes