Morning Word, March 31: “City Plans to Act as Midtown Developer”

Here’s an idea

Having just learned that the city has decided to take responsibility for the redevelopment of the midtown campus, I felt compelled to suggest the seemingly obvious highest and best use for the property: truly affordable housing. Much hand-wringing and worrying has been reported for too long on the seemingly intractable problem of affordable housing here. It would be a no-brainer to systematically examine every structure on the property, rehabilitate those sound enough, raze the rest, and then build a community of TRULY affordable apartments to be leased to the low-income inhabitants of our community who find it increasingly impossible to find housing. City-owned and -managed, tailored to the needs of the folks most in need, and providing a much-needed safety net, such a resource is long overdue and unlikely to be created within a development scheme where developers are allowed to avoid building such housing by paying a fee.

Drew Ford
Santa Fe

Online, April 12: “Gov. Signs Cannabis laws”

Strong work

The expungement will do more to reform and revitalize society than almost anything else the NM legislature does this year.

Larry Hill
Via Twitter @grphjrdngrn

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Woo hoo! Thank you @GovMLG

David Madsen
Via Twitter @Quadeus

The Fork, April 8: “Breakfast tacos? You bet!”

Strong work

Thanks for the shout out! Glad you're back this week, I usually only know it's Thursday when I get The Fork newsletter, so I just kept getting up and coming to work everyday for two solid weeks. Now I know that there's a weekend coming, and I'm ready for it!

Caitlin Richards
Santa Fe Spirits