Western Albuquerque Land Holding LLC, is the company that wants to build the Santolina development on the west side. The development will cover 14,000 acres and will be a small city. We at The EYE wonder who is going to buy the homes and fill the businesses ? Where is the water going to be supplied from and at who's expense, taxpayers ? Who is going to be paying for the infrastructure, roads, electric power, natural gas, sidewalks, ect. ect..
Once again is it us
the taxpayer. Santolina, why ? With virtually
no population growth in New Mexico we again ask the question who is
going to buy homes and fill the businesses ? But wait in typical
Albuquerque City Government the fix is in and we the tax payers are
going to pay for it, BIG TIME. An article in The Albuquerque
Free Press breaks it down for you. It was in the January 27 2016
addition, worth reading in full. Here are the highlights. Seems that
A.L.H. LLC is owned by Barclays Capital Real Estate and has been working
behind the scenes since 2011 with city officials
to have the city purchase 13,644 acres for a cost of $33.1 million
dollars for use as open space. The land is near the Rio Puerco miles
from the city. So enter Matt Schmader, open space manager for the city.
Schmader has been working closely with asset manager
for AHL Garrett Development Corp. to purchase the land. Land that AHL
can not use due to the fact it is not suitable for development. Garrett
even gives Schmader ideas how the city can afford the land by raising
sales taxes and property taxes, and having a
public relations campaign. Well Mr. Schmader what is in it for you ?
Better yet what is in it for us nobody's ?
Of course we at The EYE know
that Mayor Berry knows nothing about this, now don't we.
The Piercing Truth
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