Planting seeds

Jul 29, 2012 Read more: Deming Headlight 7

Community events like Friday's "In Your Community" hosted by Western New Mexico University and the WNMU-Deming branch and the Luna County Update toward a comprehensive plan held on Wednesday are a welcome site and do an awful lot to bring the community together with local officials and special guests in a celebratory atmosphere and positive thought ... (more)

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Some questions

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Jul 30, 2012
Questions: How involved is Luna County with the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments? Grant County seems to be very involved. Do we have an infrastructure capital improvement plan? What is it? Do we have a certified communities initiative program? Do we belong to the Southwestern County Commission alliance? Does Luna County take advantage of all these resources and to what extent?

I agree that more involvement from the community is needed and we need to get things done. More transparency and good reporting by the media would help greatly.
Also in response to the "City councilors OK 29.5M budget" article, copies are availabe for $59 in copying fees. Many of us can not afford to pay the fee. Why not have a copy available for viewing to the public at the Public Library.
Chico

Goodyear, AZ

#2 Jul 30, 2012
Very good point about the excessively high copying fee. Asking for partifipation and then handicapping that same participation is a problem. The other questions raised deserve answers as well. I think Deming's reputation is of being parochial but that may be dated. Deming has seemed to opt out of cooperative ventures in the past for fear of benefitting others.

Since: Mar 11

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#3 Jul 30, 2012
Some questions wrote:
Questions: How involved is Luna County with the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments? Grant County seems to be very involved. Do we have an infrastructure capital improvement plan? What is it? Do we have a certified communities initiative program? Do we belong to the Southwestern County Commission alliance? Does Luna County take advantage of all these resources and to what extent?
I agree that more involvement from the community is needed and we need to get things done. More transparency and good reporting by the media would help greatly.
Also in response to the "City councilors OK 29.5M budget" article, copies are availabe for $59 in copying fees. Many of us can not afford to pay the fee. Why not have a copy available for viewing to the public at the Public Library.
Any time I hear yearnings for 'Council of Governments','Infrastructure Improvement Plans','Communities Initiative Plan','Commission Alliances', liberally peppered with the word 'resources' I know the men with short grey beards are dreaming of a shopping spree at everyone ELSE'S expense.

Americans, we are 16 TRILLION dollars in debt. We have no money. Squelch this crap now.
Transparency not so much

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Jul 30, 2012
Luna County has had a comprehensive plan in the past and it was NOT ever used. More money paid out and it was used when? The current commission should be asked how the information will be put to use once the new ''comprehensive plan'' is complete. I will wager it will be put on a shelf and they will pay someone to dust it once in a while.
Think about it if they wanted you to READ it would not cost $59.

Since: Mar 11

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#5 Jul 31, 2012
"Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government." -Milton Friedman

Salute, Mr. Friedman. You'd have been 100 years old today and your truths are ever so applicable.
Insect Trust

Reserve, NM

#6 Aug 4, 2012
In Grant Co. it's a colossal scam. Political power depending on The countercultural “community” for votes, it caters to them. Government like the non-profits in Grant Co. are all dedicated only to preserving the lifestyle bubble for the hippies, but do little for the real people in the county.

Bullard St. an enclave for these dysfunctional refugees from Eugene, Oregon, or somewhere similar, orgs promoting whatever enables that...

Notice that nothing is done in Bayard, nothing for the regular working people, nothing to actually improve the economy of the county.

But lots of grants for “sustainable” events (though what is being sustained? Bullard St.!), and services for the hippies.

In the 60's these people had good ideas, when they were young, they were actually aware and motivated to fight for change. But that was a LONG time ago, wasn't it...

Grant Co. would be far better off by throwing out every incumbent, scrapping all committees and plans and other such falderol, and look at how to improve the county for everyone. Another festival on Bullard St. isn't the answer.
minnie mouse

Artesia, NM

#7 Aug 5, 2012
..and throw out the Rebuplican bums too, just to show them their errant wussey-boy ways and remind 'em who's boss -- the taxpayer with the pencil in the voting booth!

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