Best Economic Development Idea for Albuquerque
To become the renewable energy capitol of North America by 2015.
Worst Place to Hide A Weapon of Mass Destruction
In front of the museum in Old Town.
Wilder at Univision.
Best Shameless Sabotage of City Taxpayers
The development community's current attempts to kill PGS Impact Fees.
Best Legislation Killed by Industry Lobbying
“Scooby's Law” which would have protected kids and dogs from antifreeze poisoning.
Worst Legislation Proposed in 2004 Session
“Dooby's Law” which would have made it easier to hire cops with a history of marijuana use.
Most Embarrassing Legislation Proposed in 2004 Session
“Luby's Law” which would have limited the number of times certain public officials could visit the buffet.
Best Naked Wrestling Match by a State Legislator
Representative Benji Regensberg and the State Police.
Best Up-and-Coming Political Consultants
Eli Lee and Soltari, LLC.
Best Misguided Political Advice
“Don't Support Kerry—he'll never get the nomination—Dean's the guy.”
Best Place for a Real Horchata
Mexican Restaurant at Bridge and La Vega.
Best Ethiopian Restaurant
We don't have one! Someone help.
Best Place to Take Your Dog
Soon to be renovated Rio Grande Triangle Dog Park.
Best Gaffe at the City Planning Department
Approving, then denying, the parking permit for Graham Central Station.
Best New Downtown Bar for Professionals
The District, great patio and minimal thugs.
Best Use of An Empty Airport Hanger
As a temporary homeless men's winter shelter.
Best breakfast under $3
Café Au Lait, downtown.
Best Hispanic Look-alike for Howard Dean
Best Downtown Dry Cleaner
Route 66—they pick up and deliver for free!
Best Political Soap Opera
Will Ramsey Gorham be able to keep her senate seat and the Republican Party chairmanship? Stay tuned.
Best Bush Joke
“I'll tell ya what—these tax breaks for the wealthy will help the economy and create jobs.”
Best Unconventional Vice Presidential Candidate Kerry Should Consider
Al Sharpton—we may not win, but man would those debates with Cheney make great television.
Best Argument for Supporting City-County Unification
Andrew Leo Lopez is against it.
Best Redevelopment Idea
An ethnic restaurant row along Central Avenue between UNM and Old Town.
Best New Art Project
The amazing fresco inside the torreon at the National Hispanic Cultural Museum.