Did you know there was a recent local election? We at the EYE told all of you. We guess you didn't hear us.
Are you happy that now for every one hundred dollars you spend you will now be taxed forever thirteen cents to fund the zoo? If the money even ever finds its way to the zoo that is.
Are you happy about the fact that The City Council has a say in the hiring of a Police Chief ?
Are you happy with The City Council Election?
Do you even know who ran or was elected?
We at the EYE do hope you are all happy, you must be, you must like things as they are, because 92% of you didn't vote ( as reported on KOAT CH7 ). We saw the interviews and heard the excuses...I had to work, I forgot, what's next, I to wash my car , or vacuum my rug?
As you know we at the EYE seldom agree with The City ,but in this case they have it right. There is early voting, absentee voting, and voting on election day 7am to 7 pm. Come on folks really. If the 92% of you that didn't vote would of voted, who knows what the outcome would of been. The same held true to form in the last Mayor Election, 13% of you voted, that left 87% that did not vote.
Albuquerque is allowing the special interest groups to run this City just by voting they control you. You allow them to control you by not voting. There are far more of us nobody's than there are of the special interest. The difference is the special interest votes and the nobody's don't. Do you want to change Albuquerque? You want politicians to be held accountable? Do you want to end corruption? All of us nobody's have the power to change things. All it will take is a half hour of your time. All you have to do is vote.
Nothing scares a politician more than a huge turnout at the polls. For the 8% that did vote, thank you.