Newspaper criticizes ABQ racino lease process


  1. new_mexican says:

    La Tejana Susana, what a joy!!!!! What a joy!

  2. stever says:

    erik …OT really

    I think reopening the process is clearly a good idea.   “been hotly contested by members of the New Mexico State Fair Commission, state lawmakers, the Legislative Finance Committee and fairgrounds neighbors as creepily secretive, rushed and exclusionary to all but administration insiders.” is not a very precise description although it serves the purpose of creating a negative impression. 

  3. erikhawkes says:

    More reason to be concerned:
    Santa Fe Bank files suit on Jon Barela (State Secretary of Economic Development)
    Published : Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011, 9:41 AM MST
    “Charter Bank of Santa Fe is suing Jon Barela (State Secretary of Economic Development) and his six business partners for more than $3 million they borrowed back in 2007.”
    Public-Private Partnership to Boost New Mexico Jobs
    Until June 30, 2011
    “SANTA FE, N.M. —The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) and the Galvin Electricity Initiative signed on to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that creates a public-private partnership to maximize the economic benefits of the New Mexico Smart Grid Initiative and other activities related to electrical grid modernization. The agreement covers specific activities, including assessments of technical progress, policy analyses and public education and outreach.
    “New Mexico is establishing this cooperative partnership with the Galvin Electricity Initiative because we believe the pursuit of smart grid will create jobs for both current and future generations of New Mexicans,” EDD’s Secretary Jon Barela said. ”
    January 15, 2011
    “Public-Private Partnerships – when private industry provides public services for profit. The
    original taxes for the services remain in place, but a duplicative “service for FEE” structure is added. It is FASCISM, and it should NOT be considered as a solution to the State’s budget woes. It promotes monopolies and destroys small business. If the stakeholder is not a shareholder, he has no voice.”
    The Dark Side of ‘Smart’ Meters