The Commodified Emergency
City’s 2020 budget charges for emergency services
Mayor Keller’s proposed 2020 budget calls for an update to the city’s fire code ordinance, which would institute charges for certain emergency services and the money raised would be used to fund 12 additional firefighter positions.
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Patterns of Force
On violence and policing in Albuquerque
Mayor Keller met with leaders from all over the state and at all levels and stations of responsibility to discuss plans to bring violence, particularly gun violence, under control in Albuquerque. Among the strategies to be employed: 50 New Mexico State Police officers would be stationed in Albuquerque from various parts of the state.
PRC won't rehear Facebook transmission line case; Deming City Council voted to declare a state of emergency in response to hundreds of asylum-seekers being dropped off there by US Border Patrol agents; oil and gas advocates Power the Future claims emails concerning renewable energy legislation between environmentalists and a member of the governor's cabinet represent a conflict of interest.
Odds & Ends
Funny because being asked to stop French kissing cows happens to someone else.
A reader asks Sanders and Biden to drop out of the presidential race to become unconstrained leaders.
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News on the Green
Sundowner Provides Housing
Rout 66 hotel restored to service
Gone is the corrugated, slate-grey concrete parking lot. Gone are the roaches, rats, bedbugs and other afflictions.