Council fears consequences of a new d...

Council fears consequences of a new district

There are 10 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Feb 20, 2011, titled Council fears consequences of a new district. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

The numbers tell the story. Farmington, a city of about 43,400 citizens, is served by four councilors.

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#1 Feb 20, 2011
Under representation in a system dominated by cronyism? Sounds like Farmington to me.

“Socialism leads to starvation”

Since: Jul 09


#2 Feb 20, 2011
Let the jerrymandering begin..... LOL The battle between host citizens and parasites will be demonstrated in askewed district lines.
Gotta love our 2 party system,
farmington resident

Tuscumbia, AL

#3 Feb 20, 2011
I say add another elected position and oust Mary Fischer while we are at it!! She doesnt like anything unless it's her idea anyway!! It's time for the citizens to step up and take control of our town!! Lets make the police chief position elected too!!

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Feb 20, 2011
'the annexation of Crouch Mesa property past County Road 3500 could bring in an additional $4.8 million in gross receipts taxes for the city, Sandel said in April.
said Councilor Mary Fischer - It boggles my mind that we could think about expanding our city when we can't provide services to what we already have.'

Rob Mayes needs to cut City Spending - NOW !! Yet he continues to search for more ways to feed his spendholic addiction.

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Feb 20, 2011
I have news for the Chicago gangsters in City Hall. We didn't elect you to turn this City into a losing unemployment nor retirement community. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on the Daily Times news will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don't you guys show some spine for a change?

Had Enough? Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I'm trying to light a fire. I'm speaking out because I have hope - I believe in Farmington .. In my lifetime, I've had the privilege of living through some of this City's greatest moments. I've also experienced some of our worst crises: Airport service, Airport Restaurant, La Plata Ranch Project, Rob Mayes, Drunk FFD, Drunk FPD ....
Tyler Durden

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 20, 2011
Simple math. City council minus one Mary Fischer equals 7 City Councilmen. Balanced and efficient.
mayors out

Farmington, NM

#7 Feb 20, 2011
You bet they are fearing the consequences! The mayor would be out! The votes could no longer tie. It has been ludicrous having an even number of councilors all of these years!

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Feb 20, 2011
mayors out wrote:
You bet they are fearing the consequences! The mayor would be out! The votes could no longer tie. It has been ludicrous having an even number of councilors all of these years!
You are so right, that brown nose Dan Darnell always votes the way the Mayor wants so in reality we only have a 3 member City Council + one crooked Mayor.
simple majority

Farmington, NM

#9 Feb 21, 2011
three out of four is a super majority. in order to get closer to a simple majority you would need something like five out of nine. NEVER NEVER an even number! Please do the Math.
same old same old

Placitas, NM

#10 Feb 21, 2011
5 member council would be good and the city manager needs to be truthful about the budget and stopping trying to balance it on the backs of the PRCA and Library!

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