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Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller: Economic Development, Stadiums & City Council’s Looming Vote to Restructure Leadership

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Lou DiVizio sits down with Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller for part two of our exclusive, in-depth interview. The mayor lays out his plans for several new projects including the Rail Trail and the installation of high-speed internet fiber across the city. Lou asks Keller about a report from the city’s inspector general accusing city officials of misusing tax dollars to prop up the Duke City Gladiators indoor football stadium in Rio Rancho. And the mayor explains the benefits he sees in the city’s current government structure while revealing he’s considering running for a third term.  

Gene Grant and The Line Opinion Panel react to the Keller interview by grading his work through six years in office and assessing the feasibility and affordability of the projects he’s planning. The panelists discuss the mayor’s response to the Gladiators turf situation and question whether he intentionally misused city dollars. Plus, The Line looks ahead to a City Council vote that could restructure power at the top of city government.  

This June, flows on the Rio Grande through Albuquerque are almost 10 times what they were last year. Snowmelt is coming down the river and into the ditches and canals of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District. Our Land’s Laura Paskus talks with MRGCD’s chief engineer and CEO, Jason Casuga, about irrigation, infrastructure and the Rio Grande Compact. 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law 
Lan Sena, former Albuquerque city councilor 
Tom Grover, attorney, former Albuquerque police sergeant 


Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller: Economic Development & Stadiums 
Correspondent: Lou DiVizio 
Guest: Tim Keller, (D) Mayor of Albuquerque 

Irrigation, Infrastructure, and the Rio Grande Compact 
Correspondent: Laura Paskus 
Guest: Jason Casuga, Chief Engineer & CEO, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District 

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller: City Council’s Looming Vote to Restructure Leadership 
Correspondent: Lou DiVizio 
Guest: Tim Keller, (D) Mayor of Albuquerque