As everyone probably knows by now Albuquerque’s under the control and direction of the “great” businessmen, Mayor Berry is always at the top of the lists; BAD LISTS that is. Recently Albuquerque was not part of the Family Circle Magazine (READ IT HERE) but the City of Rio Rancho was; the big question is why? What gives Rio Rancho an overall advantage?
Family Circle looked at such items such as affordable homes, quality of schools, access to health care, green space, a low crime rate and financial stability.
If you look at those same items with the City of Albuquerque, with Berry at the helm, we are basically locked in the ‘out-house’ on a hot day with no vents or windows.
Our housing market is terrible because people are out of work, people are fleeing the city in droves and we don’t have good/strong leadership.
Thanks to Berry’s lackadaisical attitude; Berry hasn’t lifted a finger to at least try and change APS’s failures. Meanwhile, Brooks who makes more than Gov. Martinez, per year, has been living high on the hog and has done very little to improve APS.
You are better off driving to Rio Rancho to be seen when you need care compared to waiting at one of Albuquerque’s hospitals for eight or more hours to be seen.
Rio Rancho received high marks for green space. While under Berry and his privatization, our green space are discarded and unmaintained. Before Berry dumps a ton of money on his legacy projects; perhaps he should spend that money more wisely and invest in our green space.
Thanks to Berry’s failure to address the underlining cause (reason) for Albuquerque’s high crime rate which is drug use and addiction. In some areas of Albuquerque the property crime rate is up over 83%. The ONLY candidate who has promised to address the drug problem is Paul Heh.
The City of Albuquerque has suffered decreased fund availability because so many businesses are being forced out due to Berry’s mismanagement of the city. Anyone wonder why Berry suspended his business license? Or why he has failed to fully release his tax records from the previous election to present time?
We need a mayor who cares about Albuquerque and the citizens of Albuquerque. Berry’s only concern is holding onto the power of being mayor so he can help all his friends and build his pet-peeve project so he will have a legacy when he is gone. Berry must have been the errand-boy or the guy who bangs erasers or sharpens pencils in college because he knows nothing about being a businessman. No more elitist mayor’s; we need a mayor who places the City of Albuquerque and the citizens as their number one concern.