Opinion piece, online form offered in IDO debate

In an opinion piece published in the Albuquerque Journal,  Dr. Joe Valles argues that—in its current form — the IDO will damage the ability of neighborhoods to have a say in future development across the city.

“One thing is extremely clear, ” he wrote,  “the real constituency the majority of the City Council answers to is the ‘industry,’ as one councilor referred to the development community!”

Meanwhile, the Highland Business and Neighborhood Association has crafted a form that allows city residents to send a note their Councilor asking for more time to consider the proposed ordinance, which will have far-reaching effects on how the city plans its development and whether citizens have a significant say in that process.