Otero County capital-outlay funds: Ho...

Otero County capital-outlay funds: How it breaks down

There are 11 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Apr 11, 2013, titled Otero County capital-outlay funds: How it breaks down. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

The Tularosa Basin Historical Society originally requested $500,000 for renovating the Plaza during the capital outlay hearing on Jan.

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hmmmm

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Apr 11, 2013
Lets see the city gives the Pub to the county which Tommy Herrell is a commissioner. Tommy gives the Pub to the Historical Society which his wife Josette is the President. Yvette who is a state representative carries a bill to the legislature and the pub gets a half a million dollars. whats wrong with this picture. Now instead of the citizens of Alamogordo and the county paying for the pub all of the citizens of New Mexico will.
Itis a

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Apr 11, 2013
hmmmm wrote:
Lets see the city gives the Pub to the county which Tommy Herrell is a commissioner. Tommy gives the Pub to the Historical Society which his wife Josette is the President. Yvette who is a state representative carries a bill to the legislature and the pub gets a half a million dollars. whats wrong with this picture. Now instead of the citizens of Alamogordo and the county paying for the pub all of the citizens of New Mexico will.
win win situation for all cry baby..
Shame

Gilbert, AZ

#3 Apr 11, 2013
It's not a viable project if it costs so much. Why not just use a different building? There's other buildings along White Sands that are bigger than the free space they used at the chamber building. Let's hope the chamber now uses that building space that actually helps businesses here. Isn't that what the chamber is supposed to do? How has the museum helped chamber members or businesses that aren't chamber members. It's not the historical museum draws tourist like the monument or space hall. The historical museum is going to waste the space of the Pub. Why not let private business operate a high-end dinning place there?- That would be a good use of the building and bring in revenues.
Beware and watch the county - Herrell's will find a way to pocket from this tax payer investment. If that building is ever anything more than a museum - it won't be a surprise - keep your eyes open!
Because of its

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Apr 11, 2013
Shame wrote:
It's not a viable project if it costs so much. Why not just use a different building? There's other buildings along White Sands that are bigger than the free space they used at the chamber building. Let's hope the chamber now uses that building space that actually helps businesses here. Isn't that what the chamber is supposed to do? How has the museum helped chamber members or businesses that aren't chamber members. It's not the historical museum draws tourist like the monument or space hall. The historical museum is going to waste the space of the Pub. Why not let private business operate a high-end dinning place there?- That would be a good use of the building and bring in revenues.
Beware and watch the county - Herrell's will find a way to pocket from this tax payer investment. If that building is ever anything more than a museum - it won't be a surprise - keep your eyes open!
Historic value dimwad!
MSNBC

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Apr 11, 2013
breaking news the Pub now belongs to Mexico and it has been converted into a stip club/meth lab..
At least

Alamogordo, NM

#6 Apr 11, 2013
hmmmm wrote:
Lets see the city gives the Pub to the county which Tommy Herrell is a commissioner. Tommy gives the Pub to the Historical Society which his wife Josette is the President. Yvette who is a state representative carries a bill to the legislature and the pub gets a half a million dollars. whats wrong with this picture. Now instead of the citizens of Alamogordo and the county paying for the pub all of the citizens of New Mexico will.
the corruption is out in the open!
WTF

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Apr 11, 2013
hmmmm wrote:
Lets see the city gives the Pub to the county which Tommy Herrell is a commissioner. Tommy gives the Pub to the Historical Society which his wife Josette is the President. Yvette who is a state representative carries a bill to the legislature and the pub gets a half a million dollars. whats wrong with this picture. Now instead of the citizens of Alamogordo and the county paying for the pub all of the citizens of New Mexico will.
Get a clue, this is New Mexico and Otero County after all! What an absolute waste of our money.
Saint John

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Apr 13, 2013
WTF wrote:
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Get a clue, this is New Mexico and Otero County after all! What an absolute waste of our money.
This reminds me of the city of Alamogordo's proposed new library project a few years ago. Local voters did not approve turning the old IGA building into a new library (last year local voters turned down the "quality of life" bond issue, which included fixing up the Pub); for some reason the Alamogordo city commission didn't return the IGA building back to the owner, preferring instead to allow backers of a new library to somehow raise money to build the new library; the state representative (Gloria Vaughn at that time) manages to procure more than $1,000,000 from the state, which wasn't enough to build the new library; another bond issue is put before the voters, which once again failed. Fortunately, the city commission ultimately had the good sense to return the building back to the owner. It will be up to the local governing entities to deal with this. Simple solution: Get rid of any Herrell who holds public office, and allow newly-elected officials to respect the voters wishes and can the project once and for all.(The funny part is the old library supporters are now Pub supporters.)
wishin aint gettin

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Apr 13, 2013
Saint John wrote:
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This reminds me of the city of Alamogordo's proposed new library project a few years ago. Local voters did not approve turning the old IGA building into a new library (last year local voters turned down the "quality of life" bond issue, which included fixing up the Pub); for some reason the Alamogordo city commission didn't return the IGA building back to the owner, preferring instead to allow backers of a new library to somehow raise money to build the new library; the state representative (Gloria Vaughn at that time) manages to procure more than $1,000,000 from the state, which wasn't enough to build the new library; another bond issue is put before the voters, which once again failed. Fortunately, the city commission ultimately had the good sense to return the building back to the owner. It will be up to the local governing entities to deal with this. Simple solution: Get rid of any Herrell who holds public office, and allow newly-elected officials to respect the voters wishes and can the project once and for all.(The funny part is the old library supporters are now Pub supporters.)
The problem is, people keep electing the same public officials. Noone tries to run against incumbents because the party shuns the newcomers and gives preference to incumbents. We should give new people a chance. Otherwise we get the same results and the elected people get too powerful.
You moron

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Apr 13, 2013
Saint John wrote:
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This reminds me of the city of Alamogordo's proposed new library project a few years ago. Local voters did not approve turning the old IGA building into a new library (last year local voters turned down the "quality of life" bond issue, which included fixing up the Pub); for some reason the Alamogordo city commission didn't return the IGA building back to the owner, preferring instead to allow backers of a new library to somehow raise money to build the new library; the state representative (Gloria Vaughn at that time) manages to procure more than $1,000,000 from the state, which wasn't enough to build the new library; another bond issue is put before the voters, which once again failed. Fortunately, the city commission ultimately had the good sense to return the building back to the owner. It will be up to the local governing entities to deal with this. Simple solution: Get rid of any Herrell who holds public office, and allow newly-elected officials to respect the voters wishes and can the project once and for all.(The funny part is the old library supporters are now Pub supporters.)
And that old IGA building still sits there to rot. Yeah, we really dodged a bullet there!
WTF

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Apr 13, 2013
You moron wrote:
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And that old IGA building still sits there to rot. Yeah, we really dodged a bullet there!
What's the point You Moron?

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