Tag Archives: Richard Berry

The Line: What Will Albuquerque’s Next Mayor Inherit?

NMiF: Mayor Berry

September 29, 2017 – Mayor Richard Berry presented his final State of the City address, and gave an upbeat overview of his accomplishments during his eight years as Albuquerque’s leader.  But recent polls show residents to be very concerned about the uptick in crime, and a recent FBI report confirmed that crime rose between 2015 and 2016.  Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss what is in store for whomever becomes the next mayor of Albuquerque.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter for Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney

The Line: Responding To Crime In Downtown Albuquerque

NMiF: The Line Panel

June 30, 2017 – The tech company Lavu sent a letter recently to Mayor Richard Berry and Governor Susana Martinez about crime in downtown Albuquerque. The company said increasing crime near their offices has forced the local business to consider moving. How should the city respond to crime and homelessness downtown? Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists share their thoughts and talk about potential solutions.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former state senator
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP