Happiness On Steroids


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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Pete Dinelli was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is of Italian and Hispanic descent. He is a 1970 graduate of Del Norte High School, a 1974 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a 1977 graduate of St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Pete has a 40 year history of community involvement and service as an elected and appointed official and as a practicing attorney in Albuquerque. Pete and his wife Betty Case Dinelli have been married since 1984 and they have two adult sons, Mark, who is an attorney and George, who is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Pete has been a licensed New Mexico attorney since 1978. Pete has over 27 years of municipal and state government service. Pete’s service to Albuquerque has been extensive. He has been an elected Albuquerque City Councilor, serving as Vice President. He has served as a Worker’s Compensation Judge with Statewide jurisdiction. Pete has been a prosecutor for 15 years and has served as a Bernalillo County Chief Deputy District Attorney, as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney and as a Deputy City Attorney. For eight years, Pete was employed with the City of Albuquerque both as a Deputy City Attorney and Chief Public Safety Officer overseeing the city departments of police, fire, 911 emergency call center and the emergency operations center. While with the City of Albuquerque Legal Department, Pete served as Director of the Safe City Strike Force and Interim Director of the 911 Emergency Operations Center. Pete’s community involvement includes being a past President of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Club, past President of the Our Lady of Fatima School Board, and Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.