The Albuquerque Journal notes the fate of the State Fair grounds in Albuquerque with snarky reference (if I do say so myself) to the off-handed way that fate was sealed.
We're taking your racing business to Moriarity to help my friend. So you're fired. Now let's find you a new job!
Gov. Bill Richardson thinks the aging Expo New Mexico might want to consider a new line of work, and that could mean the end of the line for the two Albuquerque landmarks.Gov. Bill Richardson thinks the aging Expo New Mexico might want to consider a new line of work, and that could mean the end of the line for the two Albuquerque landmarks. ...
The governor has told Finance Secretary Katherine Miller and Expo General Manager Judith Espinosa to come up with a proposal for a public-private partnership to breathe new life into the 236-acre grounds.
Oh God. No. Not the Wickerman of public private partnership!
That's where your public dollar gets sacrificed to increase someone's harvest.
The fairground's future was an afterthought. Determining the best use of existing public facilities was not the charge or purpose of the racing commission or it wouldn't be turning out this way, I fear.