It may be very, very important... or not, but are you tired of sounding off about city police enforcing immigration policy - and the related fallout? Well here is an opportunity to sound off to the Mayor about something else.
Currently, on the home page of the city web site www.cabq.gov
You can click a link and leave Mayor Berry a comment about an oft-proposed "Events Center" in the Downtown area.
Below is are my comments to the Mayor in response to the posted question:
What are your thoughts about a Downtown Events Center?
I think many cities have overbuilt their "convention capacity" and it would be a shame to demolish established neighborhoods and buildings and spend billions to compete with a ship who's time has passed. With advances in technology and increasing costs of transportation massive conventions may soon be a thing of the past!
If we (ABQ) do develop an "events center" it should be a center for arts and science, I say agricultural science, at a re-build/re-developed Railyards complex. It should be integrative with low to moderate income owner-occupied housing; have large and small spaces for purchase, rent and/or lease to non-profit organizations as well as for-profit grocers, retail, and entertainment venues; and it should include some kind of urban agricultural demonstration project plot or greenhouse(working and selling the product) - for instance growing specialty veggies and herbs for Downtown restaurants - or experimenting with plants for medicinal purpose's working with UNM health sciences, or... possabilites are endless.
Albuquerque has always been "different." Let's keep being different, but in an economically sustainable way.
Now, What's your idea for the Mayor? Go to www.cabq.gov/mayor/downtown-events-center
to submit YOUR comments to our Fair Mayor.