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The Line: ABQ Considers Mirroring BernCo’s Newly Approved Leave Law

1309 Line Paid Leave

August 30, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel discuss Bernalillo County’s passage of a new paid leave law and the Albuquerque City Council’s look into whether a similar “leave for any reason” law would work for the city. Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton are leading the charge to explore a paid leave ordinance, but some business groups are not behind the idea, saying it unfairly impacts small businesses. The Line debates the wisdom of adopting the ordinance, and how political stands affect councilors’ reelection prospects this November.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, Affirm
Cathryn McGill, NM Black Leadership Council

For Further Reading:
City of ABQ leaders to explore new paid leave lawAlbuquerque Journal

County commissioners approve paid time off ordinanceAlbuquerque Business First

County Commission OKs paid leave ordinanceAlbuquerque Journal

ADA Advocate Terri O’Hare


August 30, 2019 – Gene Grant talks with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) advocate Terri O’Hare about what it’s like to navigate Albuquerque as a person with a disability. Of particular concern is the new ‘One Albuquerque’ sculpture, which pedestrians who are blind say is simply in the way.

Terri O’Hare, ADA advocate

For Further Reading:

Large statue on Civic Plaza draws criticismAlbuquerque Journal

‘A walk in the woods’ for wheelchair userAlbuquerque Journal