No sense of urgency
Several months ago, the agreement between the county and Lovelace for a health care facility was cancelled. Since then, the county commission has taken no action.
The newly constituted county commission, which took office at the beginning of January, has yet to issue an RFP or hold a workshop (one was scheduled at a commission meeting in December but then cancelled). It remains to be seen when action will take place on a facility for which county residents have been waiting for years.
There has been no sense of urgency by the commission in dealing with the subject. Meanwhile, more than $25 million in tax revenue sits in limbo, while no progress takes place in bringing a health care provider to the county.
Don’t leave your trash
This is a letter to the idiot who left two bags of trash in the parking lot of a business on Main Street in Los Lunas on March 14.
You left two bags of trash on the pavement in a busy parking lot for someone else to pickup. As if the people throwing cigarette butts and other trash out their windows wasn’t enough, you had to leave two bags of trash.
There are plenty of trash cans around you could have put them in, but no, you had to leave them in the middle of a parking lot. How about a little common courtesy next time and put the trash where it belongs.
It would be nice if you smokers used an ashtray instead of throwing out you butts, too. Rant off.
Good work legislators
Thank you Rep. Kelly Fajardo and Sen. Greg Baca for your votes at the roundhouse in Santa Fe to support SB 489, the Energy Transition Act.
SB 489 helps to transition the San Juan coal-fired power workers, coal miners and the Farmington community into a renewable, clean, electrical generation future.
The act requires 50 percent renewables, mainly wind and solar, by 2030, 80 percent by 2040, and 100 percent carbon-free electrical generation by 2045. More importantly by switching over to renewables from today’s coal fired electrical generation, PNM ratepayers will pick up the $400 million cost to close the San Juan generation plant.
Yet PNM customers’ electric bills will decrease as renewables today generate electrical power at half the cost of today’s coal. So thank you, Rep. Fajardo and Sen. Baca for voting to address climate change, reduce PNM‘s future electrical bills and give our grandkids a shot at a brighter future.
You did what was right for the state of New Mexico and please keep up the good work.
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