September 7, 2018 – When Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller took office in December of last year, there were some big issues that needed to be resolved.
The rollout of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project had not gone as planned in 2017. The city is still waiting for buses for the route. And many residents still want to see changes in the Albuquerque Police Department, as required by a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. Mayor Keller and his team have made announcements this year about a range of initiatives related to crime, economic development and community building.
Host Gene Grant sits down with the mayor this week to discuss how things are going and plans for the future.
July 20, 2018 – The City of Albuquerque announced it will receive $14 million dollars in federal grant money as reimbursement for expenses related to the Albuquerque Rapid Transit, or ART, project along the Central Avenue corridor. But whether the “promised” $75 million more in grant money will come through remains to be seen. Mayor Tim Keller says the city should learn in the fall if it can count on the money. If not, the city will have to cut back on future infrastructure projects. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the city’s progress in moving the ART project forward.
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Dede Feldman, Former NM State Senator
Diane Snyder, former state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in UNM Anderson School of Management