Local media are reporting on the final results from the death of a Tasmanian Devil from the City’s Bio Park. Your Mayor Berry authorized a separate investigation by an outside vender. Does the authorization of an outside vender infer that the boss of the city feels APD is incompetent? We will give you our opinion but the real decision is yours to make.
While being interviewed by local media, Berry’s Chief of Staff, Gilbert “Puffy” Montaño, statements infers APD is incompetent. Montaño claims arose from the mayors’ approval of using an outside vender to investigate the death of a zoo animal at a cost of $9,000.00 to the tax payer. “Puffy” confirmed the outside vender’s investigation was separate from APD’s investigation.
The question is why? Why was it necessary to conduct an outside investigation if APD was already in the process of conducting a criminal investigation? Berry has repeatedly lauded how wonderful APD is and how confident he is in the leadership of APD. On a common basis APD conducts thousands of investigations including investigations of rape and murder of human beings. The inference here is Berry really believes APD is too incompetent to conduct a simple investigation into the death of an animal? Thus, this situation required an outside vendor to step up to the plate and do the real police work?
The cost of telling the city the case is “unsolved” was free from the beginning. Why did the tax payers have to dish out $9,000.00 for the same results as what was already known? Oh, that’s right; Caswell and Associates reported to the City the Bio Park officials do not know what they are doing. This was already known and we are sure from the start the APD already notified the City of this well-known fact as well. Remember the Bio Park staff is also an extension of Berry’s administration.
If the City and/or the Bio Park felt a need to have a risk assessment study conducted, we are sure this could have been done at a fraction of the cost.
Since Berry runs the City like a gangster and is always putting a positive spin on all the evil and bad things him and/or his administration do daily; we thought perhaps we could call Berry “wrinkles” or “Berry Curls”, Perry “Red Face Baboon” or “No Neck Perry”, Montano “Puffy Cheeks” or “Blowfish Montano”, Eden “Jellyfish” or “No Leadership Eden”, Levi “Jabba the Hutt” or; or “Jabba the Hutt”, etc…You could put the initials of Berry and Montano together and that could be accurate. We understand that is not possible because Albuquerque doesn’t have any gangs…Right?
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Our recommendation is to spend the money and fix all the issues at the Bio Park needed to protect what the City has been entrusted with. The lives of caged animals lay firmly and completely on the City’s shoulders; the City placed them in those cages and the City is responsible for forcing those animals to be dependent upon the City. The City created this problem; so skip the ice skating rink in Civic Plaza and the rest of the publicity stunts. Spend the money on what the City is already obligated itself to do; defend, protect and serve those animals.
The roots of the problems originate back to the Berry Administration and the lack of leadership. The true incompetence starts at the top and trickles down. It all started with Berry and the selections Berry made in creating his administration. We are sure APD is more than competent to handle a simply investigation of an animal. And yes, it strongly suggests APD is incompetent which is not true except for the people whom Berry has put in charge. The hiring of this outside vender is a slap in the face to APD.