Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima deli...

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima delivers State of the City Add...

There are 32 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Feb 9, 2010, titled Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima delivers State of the City Add.... In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

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Howard Beale

United States

#1 Feb 9, 2010
VOTE THIS CREEP OUT
Renter

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Feb 9, 2010
How about commenting on the state of the Mayors rental property that he owns. Codes violations, poor tenants, etc. Not giving a darn about the neighbors complaints. What about that Kenny?
economic development

Socorro, NM

#3 Feb 9, 2010
Follow what he's saying here: "Stability to the local economy with a mix of a large number of employees in government, education and agriculture, as well as a large number of retirees has protected the city from the boom-and-bust cycle that has caused havoc in other southwestern cities.
We want to preserve and expand the parts of the economy that are most sustainable over the long term."
So they are placing government, education (which is government, by the way) and agriculture as economic priorities. Proof of this is the mention of the Fed Offices they are trying to get here. What about private industry? High-quality manufacturing? Given any thought to those?
ROADS SUCK

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Feb 9, 2010
If less focus was on Sonoma Ranch Boulevard perhaps a heck of a lot of the existing roads in this town could be f'n maintained better! The infrastructure and upkeep of what already exists is deplorable unless it's up off Telshor and fricken Sonoma Ranch Boulevard!!!!!!!!!!
BS Is IT

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Feb 9, 2010
"One project we are certain to continue is the work of the city's new Sustainability Officer, whose attention to energy efficiency is expected to save the city tens of thousands of dollars a year."

Yeah, save just enough to pay the bimbo's outrageous salary perhaps? BS!
scholar

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 9, 2010
yeeeea! Ken be rocking that MULLET proper!
look

Encino, NM

#7 Feb 9, 2010
He just does not look trusting. Typical politician
David Carr

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Feb 9, 2010
If MVEDA lands the Homeland Security campus on the West Mesa, maybe its convicted DUI president - Davin Lopez - can enroll in one of the anti-alcohol courses?
Whatever happened to the drunk Lopez? Was he punished by the MVEDA board? Is he still aiming his BMW on our streets and highways?
Several have seen him at some of the same haunts he was before, drinking away and buying rounds for the table.
Will Davin Lopez have to kill someone in New Mexico before there is any accountability by the spineless MVEDA board?
And...we'll believe the Homeland Security college when it begins operation on the West Mesa.
lcnative

Topeka, KS

#9 Feb 9, 2010
Miyagashima merely likes to hear himself speak. He didn't write his fluff speech, nor does he believe anything in it. He read what was handed him, and now ask him to repeat any single part of it. These b.s. speeches do nothing but make these politicians feel all warm and fuzzy as they're bending taxpayers over.
free markets

Owens Cross Roads, AL

#10 Feb 9, 2010
economic development wrote:
Follow what he's saying here: "Stability to the local economy with a mix of a large number of employees in government, education and agriculture, as well as a large number of retirees has protected the city from the boom-and-bust cycle that has caused havoc in other southwestern cities.
We want to preserve and expand the parts of the economy that are most sustainable over the long term."
So they are placing government, education (which is government, by the way) and agriculture as economic priorities. Proof of this is the mention of the Fed Offices they are trying to get here. What about private industry? High-quality manufacturing? Given any thought to those?
you mean like the private industries that went under during the last recession? or no more government jobs like the ones that weathered the storm and allowed the city to have a lower unemployment rate than the country or state? get a clue before you make stupid comments...
failure

Owens Cross Roads, AL

#11 Feb 9, 2010
economic development wrote:
Follow what he's saying here: "Stability to the local economy with a mix of a large number of employees in government, education and agriculture, as well as a large number of retirees has protected the city from the boom-and-bust cycle that has caused havoc in other southwestern cities.
We want to preserve and expand the parts of the economy that are most sustainable over the long term."
So they are placing government, education (which is government, by the way) and agriculture as economic priorities. Proof of this is the mention of the Fed Offices they are trying to get here. What about private industry? High-quality manufacturing? Given any thought to those?
High-quality manufacturing? with what high quality resources??? get a clue buddy..
Devil Watch

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Feb 9, 2010
What is that lapel pin he be wearing?
Devil Watch

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Feb 9, 2010
Where are the comments about the guards being hired to police the concentration camps being constructed in Dona Ana County and around El Paso?
Update

Riverside, NJ

#14 Feb 9, 2010
Had the unfortunate pleasure of helping him when I worked at a local drycleaners while in college. He was infamous for dropping items off at one location, but going to a different location to pick them up. He would then say "you guys moved my stuff to another store." Ya Ken, cause we have nothing better to do than move your over-priced clothes to another store.
New Council

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Feb 9, 2010
free markets wrote:
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you mean like the private industries that went under during the last recession? or no more government jobs like the ones that weathered the storm and allowed the city to have a lower unemployment rate than the country or state? get a clue before you make stupid comments...
obviously a welfare leech...or a fed employee (about the same). Right all the private industry jobs went under. And right again, those state gov jobs are weathering the storm wonderfully aren't they? What a tool. Can't wait till they cut off your food stamps.
New Council

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Feb 9, 2010
failure wrote:
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High-quality manufacturing? with what high quality resources??? get a clue buddy..
since you're the same tool I already responded to (only using a different name - original), I won't bother responding here. Except to say get a job you friggin bum.
Navy dude

Virginia Beach, VA

#17 Feb 9, 2010
A handful of negative comments out of a city of what, 60 to 70,000? Not bad for the Mayor. If he's doing such a poor job, how is it that he's been an elected official for so long?

No, This is training for higher office down the road. Go for it Ken! Pay no attention to the nattering nabobs.
Quemado

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Feb 9, 2010
Well we are a positive bunch, aren't we? Like him or not, he's our Mayor, so let him do his job. If you don't like him, there will be an election someday. Isn't the focus supposed to be on the state of the city? From my view, we're doing ok. I don't know anyone who is unemployed; the folks I hire to do stuff at the house have other jobs besides mine; there isn't a mass closure of stores; most property values are holding; and we're still warmer than most other places in the country. So quit complaining.
lc resident

Santa Fe, NM

#19 Feb 9, 2010
Ken is the worest major in the history of las cruces he should get kick out.
Change

Las Cruces, NM

#20 Feb 9, 2010
I've seen cities in a lot worse shape than LC, although we could improve in a lot of areas too.

For starters, how about painting that little strip of busy Nacho street between Lohman and Telshor?

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