Tag Archives: Albuquerque City Council

Should Ranked-Choice Voting Come to Albuquerque?

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June 7, 2019 – There’s a move afoot to streamline Albuquerque’s city elections. It’s been tried successfully in big cities like San Francisco and Minneapolis, and here in New Mexico, in Las Cruces and Santa Fe. Senior producer Matt Grubs talks with elections expert Lonna Atkeson and advocate Maria Perez on whether the time is right for Albuquerque to use ranked-choice voting in its city elections.

Lonna Atkeson, UNM political science professor and director of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy

Maria Perez, campaigns manager, Common Cause New Mexico

The Line: Community Policing Proposal for Albuquerque’s Route 66

Nob Hill

May 10, 2019 – Businesses located in the Central Avenue corridor have seen enough, heard enough, and now, enough is enough. For a new coalition of business owners, crime—and its financial consequences—has reached a breaking point.  In response, they’ve come up with their own solutions. The city, so far, agrees with the approach. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the details of the plan, the costs, and its potential.

NMiF also held a Facebook Live interview with three people who have businesses along Central Avenue about what they want to see from the city in terms of police and more.  Gene Grant interviews Jean Bernstein, Jay Rembe, and Len Romano.

Watch it now

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, public health consultant
Dan Foley, former state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm, Inc.

For Further Reading:

City Councilors Announce $1+ million Proposal for Central Avenue Policing and Small Business Support – City of Albuquerque GOVTV

Councilors push $1.5M Central Ave. investment – by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal