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

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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.

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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

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