“That Bernalillo County would hire a lobbyist to speak against this reform demonstrates well what we have all pointed out: allowing the creation of TIDDs for new Greenfield housing developments leads to a balkanization of our State, with local governments only looking out for their own bottom line. How else can we interpret the lobbying of Bernalillo County against a bill that protects the future state ability to meet its fiscal obligations to all the small towns of New Mexico?”
“Too cowardly to speak their piece in public, too many of the most status quo/reactionary legislators, hangers on and lobbyists for elite special interests are content to leak unsourced material by taking on the personnae of the much cited Alligators over at Joe Monahan’s place. It’s a convenient ploy that can be used to try and gain political advanatage — whether or not such Alligators really exist in terms of a specific issue. Who’s to say where the gossip and spin are really coming from and why? After all, I could put all kinds of statements onto DFNM and claim “birdies” told me so. Who’s to argue? There’s no proof one way or the other.”
Then there’s every post Coco writes…
Both in factual content and analysis, the quality level of local blogs just gets better and better (the pathetic blog you are currently reading notwithstanding), and, as media outlets shrink further and further both in sheer number and their ability to adequately cover the news, perhaps it’s time for blogs in ABQ to go the next step. What could that next step be?
And why does Marjorie’s great post at DCF have three comments, while a DCF ditty about “mustache parties” has fifteen? Not that anyone should make a mathematical formula like: number of comments = quality of post, but maybe it’s time…maybe it’s time.
Time for what exactly, I don’t know….somebody think of something.