What's going on, Albuquerque?
The report concludes the City could raise an additional $400,000/yr by raising animal shelter fees 25%. Implicit in that assumption is that adoptions would remain constant, which may not be the case. I would have preferred some analysis of the cost to the City of providing shelter services to the County and any savings that could result if the City discontinued that arrangement.
Where was Pistol Pete?
@kkob article: They're radio, what know them from internets etiquette of all caps and the yelling?
@state fair article: I thought the hooker arrests were weird... i don't recall seeing any ladies in net stockings, leaning against a wall smoking a long cigarette and asking for a date. Then again, I did see several faces that may or not have been human... anyway, point is, is the state fair really a plethera of Johns looking for fun to account for 85 arrests?
Ok. That's all I got.
One more thing: The buddhist statue. I hiked from Rinconado Canyon to Petroglyph Headquarters a while back and saw the Budda thingy. Was curious why that was there and no lefty protests were going on about the separation thing. (not really wondering...its only christians they protest against) Now I know.
That's all I got... for realz.
Erm, I am pretty certain that if the city raised adoption fees, the adoption rates would go down. WAY down.
Also, I cannot believe the fuss about raising zoo prices. We have a fabulous zoo, particularly for a city our size. $10 is not that much to go to the zoo--and we can't have a world-class zoo with low, low admissions rates. Seriously, people need to get a freakin' grip.
Once Banned, I'm about to disagree with you here. Raising zoo fees by almost a third is huge for a family on a budget. For a family of 4, a zoo visit just went from $20 to $29. That's substantial enough to reduce the number of times a family goes, or keep them from visiting at all, if they're having trouble making ends meet. If nothing else, maybe the fees could be phased in over a period of time.
I really like the idea of having a discounted fee for NM residents (show a license, get a discount). It doesn't even have to be all the time--the Abq Museum has discounted prices for residents only on Sunday before noon or something like that. Also, I wonder if they would consider selling 1/2 year family passes. $100 might be a bit much for a family to lay out at once, but $50 might be a little more within reach and they could purchase a pass for April through September. They could even have a discounted price for a family pass during the winter months. I noticed though that the Biopark membership prices rose for some member types and not others. What's that about?
Seems to me that the removal of the Stupa was appropriate as was the reaction of the Buddhist community. No protests, no complaints and no whinging that everybody was picking on them. Now if only we could get the Christians to follow that example the next time the federal court has to tell them to get the 10Commandments off a courthouse...
Just kidding, I know that will never happen in Amurrica.
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