Let’s take for example the issue of the minimum wage and a local restaurant’s refusal to pay the higher wages that Channel 7 News reported on (Read it HERE). The City council is demanding action. According to City Attorney, David Tourek, “…people who aren’t getting paid what they’re due hire private attorneys or call legal aid.” According to Berry who tried adamantly to avoid the issue and stated, “he believes the ordinance doesn’t have enough teeth and is difficult to enforce.” Apparently someone (probably Berry) signed off on the law and which was sufficient then but now Berry states, “He is calling on councilors to craft new language.” Wasn’t Berry a State Rep. before? He should know how the language should read on an ordinance law.
What is going on? City Council is demanding one thing, the City Attorney, David Tourek, wants to dump it on private attorneys, Berry tried to avoid it all together, but when all else failed is blaming the Council. Now, “business owners are worried about the city sending mixed messages.”
Why doesn’t Berry tell the truth, he approved of the ordinance till now and since the public has placed pressure on him; now he is playing the “blame game.” Why doesn’t Berry take responsibility for anything and own up to it? He wanted the job, why isn’t he responsible and accountable? Why hasn’t he earned his pay?
According to Tourek, “We cannot represent private people on a large scale.” The sky is not falling, this is one case not a thousand. Oddly enough, Tourek received a substantial amount of pay from the City of Albuquerque. Why does Tourek tell the truth; he is too lazy.
What we are saying is, Berry and Tourek are lazy and are refusing to do their jobs. Corruption starts at the top and trickles its way down. This explains Tourek’s elitist attitude and the lousy management of other departments such as APD. They see Mayor Berry slacking and clearly showing his staff that he does not care. This is a learned behavior and they learned to be lazy and avoid responsibility and accountability from Berry.
Speaking of lazy, lack of responsibility and accountability; Schultz sat in for a bit during the Ken Ellis III trial today and listened to how his incompetence is shining through. We here at the Eye anticipate a huge award (unprecedented) in this case that will cause shock and deplete the City’s reserves. The Ellis case is ONLY the second case in the U.S. history where a judge has granted a summary judgment of "excessive force" from the bench without a full trail. By Berry retaining Schultz for all these years is a vote of approval from Berry on Schultz’s reckless behavior in how he has ruined and run APD into the trenches of hell and liability. Berry will be forced to get rid of Schultz but this is clearly too little; way too late. Berry owns this mess and his Chief Schultz; vicarious liability has sunk its' fangs into the City. of Albuquerque.
Thanks Berry and Schultz. You two have ruined this City single handed.
VOTE BERRY AND HIS CRONIES OUT.