Mayor Tim Keller has taken photo ops to an all new level by attending protest rallies to speak at, attending marches, attending heavy metal concerts to introduce the band, running in track meets and participating in exhibition football games as the quarterback and enjoying reliving his high school glory days, and posting pictures and videos on his FACEBOOK page.
Mayor Keller has found one height and one event he should cancel and not attend.
Mayor Tim Keller and the City have announced that on Sunday, April 28, 2019 the city of Albuquerque is hosting a release party in honor of their new Albuquerque Police Department One Albuquerque t-shirts.
The T-Shirt release party is being at the Canteen Brewhouse on Aztec.
Carlos Contreras, CABQ Director of Innovation and Marketing, said:
“We’re just trying to bring the community together with some of the departments that work here at the city and go home every day as city residents.”
COMMENTARY AND ANALYSIS
This event location sends the wrong message to the public that its OK to pick up a T-Shirt, have a few brews and then drive home.
New Mexico and Albuquerque have some of the highest DWI rates in the country.
Things got so bad a number of years ago that the state outlawed “drive up” package liquor sales.
The T-Shirt event release is being held on a Sunday no less when liquor sales are not allowed until 11:00 am.
Mayor Tim Keller should change the logo from “One Albuquerque” to “Only in Albuquerque”.
Distributing the APD T-Shirts by Mayor Keller at DWI check points when a driver is released from custody so they will have something to wear would be a lot more appropriate.
Hell, you could even have both Mayor Keller and Chief Michael Geier autograph the T-Shirts in black Magic Marker Sharpie before they are given out.
The Keller Administration also wants to “bill” for services rendered when the Albuquerque Fire & Rescue Department (AFRD) responds to a car crash or vehicle fire.
The proposal is for the AFRD to send a bill to the insurance companies.
So, if there is a DWI crash after the event, and someone is wearing the T-Shirt. no doubt the City can send the bill to the driver presuming they are still alive.
Did I go too far?