Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Councilor Rey Garduño Unhappy with Loss of Capital Money
District 6 City Councilor Rey Garduño is upset with the City of Albuquerque's Administration and their management of community projects that he received State Capital money for planning and design. Since his election, Councilor Garduño has worked with the Asian Community Albuquerque to help them build a Center of their own. Through two State Legislative sessions he has gained financial support from several State Senators and Representatives for the project.
This issue of tracking State money and holding the City accountable was one reason for Councilor Garduño to propose and eventually pass his "Sunshine Bill." With the passage of this bill, this issue would be addressed much sooner as the information of this money will be accessible by anyone and will force the City of Albuquerque to be held accountable for movement of these projects.
Now, this money, along with millions more for Councilor projects is being taken back by the State to reduce their own budget deficit. Below is a story from KOB which features Councilors Rey Garduño and Debbie O'Malley.