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The Line: Albuquerque Considers Banning Plastics

1228 Line ABQ Plastics Ban

January 11, 2019 – Goodbye to plastic straws for your drinks and plastic bags for your groceries? Four Albuquerque City Councilors recently introduced a proposal to ban single-use plastics at restaurants and retail shops.  Santa Fe passed a similar measure over a year ago, although it encouraged retailers not to provide plastic items unless asked and did not ban them outright. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the pros and cons of a ban on non-reusable plastics in the Duke City.


Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita

2017 Albuquerque City Council Races – District 9

NMiF: ABQ district 9 city council candidates

September 8, 2017 – Five seats on the Albuquerque city council are up for election this year. Crime, economic development and the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project are three of the top issues for voters this year. Correspondent Megan Kamerick is sitting down with candidates in each of the districts this month to hear how they would address these issues. They also discuss behavioral health needs and efforts to support both small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Candidates in District 9
Don Harris
Paul Ryan McKenney
Byron Powdrell