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.
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