Roadblocks to Economic Development Turn to Fast Track Help for Businesses Opening in Albuquerque: The widely anticipated Green Jeans Farmery development was slated to have its grand opening celebration on Tuesday of last week – but the City of Albuquerque permitting section was not able to issue the needed certificate of occupancy for most of the stores.
Setting the Record Straight – Las Cruces Mayor: Incumbent Mayor Ken Miyagishima’s recent campaign materials cited growth and changes in Las Cruces under his leadership. Along with these claims, his website lists several achievements including “commitment to full community participation in city decision-making”. Here’s the problem and why NMBC is setting the record straight:
City of Albuquerque Halts Business Opening: The widely anticipated Green Jeans Farmery development was slated to have its grand opening celebration on Tuesday of this week – but the City of Albuquerque had other plans. Thanks to some creative thinking, this unique project is using old shipping/storage containers for business fronts rather than traditional brick and mortar construction. Government red-tape, however, has delayed all but one tenant from opening their store-fronts, hurting all business in the development. It’s no surprise, but the last thing Albuquerque and New Mexico needs to hear, Green Jeans developer Roy Solomon says he will not bring other business development projects to Albuquerque based on his negative experience with this one.
Supreme Court Vacancy: The NM Supreme Court judicial nominating commission has referred four names for consideration of the governor to fill a vacancy that opens up on November 1 when Supreme Court Justice Richard Bosson retires. The top contender, Judith Nakumura, is a well-respected, veteran judge with a history of leadership within NM courts.