On September 19, 2023, I appeared and was interviewed for 40 minutes by Paul Gessing with the Rio Grande Foundation on his weekly program known as “Tipping Points New Mexico”. The topic of discussion was “Homeless Policy And Issues.”
The Rio Grande Foundation is conservative leaning. I have been a Democrat all of my life and I am a Progressive Democrat. I have known Paul Guessing for at least 25 years. During that time we have had spirited discussions on various issues, but this was the first time I have ever appeared on his program.
Over the last 6 years, I have researched, authored and published on my blog www.PeteDinelli.com many blog articles on the topic of the unhoused which was the reason Paul Guessing invited me to appear on his program. Because of the allotted time, we were only able to touch on in general terms the city’s homeless crisis, what Mayor Keller Tim Keller and his administration and the Albuquerque Police Department are doing and what the city is spending to assist the unhoused. Below are links to two blog articles that go into greater detail on homeless policy and issues.
I do hope you have the time to listen and find the program informative.
Below are links to two blog articles that go into greater detail
Many thanks to Paul for having me on his program and having the discussion.
The link to the Youtube interview is here:
The link to the audio file:
The links to the two related Dinelli blog articles on the unhoused are here:
Mayor Tim Keller’s Shotgun “All the Above Approach” To Homeless Crisis: Millions For Services, Shelters, Housing, Zoning Amendments; “HOUSING FORWARD ABQ” Plan Based On False Presumptions; WTBON Demands City Audit And Investigation Of Family Community Services Misuse Of HUD Funding
Judge Enjoins City From “Enforcing Or Threatening To Enforce” Laws Against Homeless To Displace Them From Public Spaces, Seizing And Destroying Homeless Belongings Without Warrant, Mandates Post-Deprivation Hearings; Injunction Usurps And Interferes With City’s Legitimate Enforcement Of Public Safety Laws; City Will And Should Appeal; County Sheriff Should Start Arresting And DA Should Start Prosecuting