This Channel 13 news report is what you got to call “happiness on steroids” to deal with some very serious problems and issues the city is facing . KRQE did not even bother to ask Keller if he agreed with APD Chief Geier’s assessment that “Generally, it’s a safe city” and when Geier said all the crime is being done in certain “pockets” of the city, a bogus claim Geier made a few days before on Channel 4.
What were interesting are the Mayor’s comments about the finding a location for the Homeless Shelter and the ART Bus project.
He said he would have no problem putting the homeless shelter close to his own neighborhood, which is the Albuquerque Country Club Area, because the homeless 24 hour, 7 day a week shelter is his idea.
Mayor Keller also said the logical next move for the ART Bus project is to expand it to Coors and the Sunport much later down the road but for now he’s keeping his focus along Central. Given all the accidents involving the buses and the negligent design of ART, not to mention the woman who was killed when a bus ran into her, the logical step is to abandon the project, find alternative uses for for the platforms, and it sure is not logical to expand it.
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