Councilor Lewis must be too young to remember the years of
public hearings and city council meetings that created the
council-approved "Planned Growth Strategy" (PGS) for Albuquerque. He
probably doesn't remember the city's projections that publicneighborhood parks in some westside neighborhoods could not
be built for the next 25 years due to lack of money, aka funding. Then
there were the dozens of public hearings and meetings about the council-approved "Centers and Corridors Plan" that might complement
the PGS. Mr. Lewis just hasn't paid attention to local history.
Perhaps the councilor intuitively believes that "public" planning and "public" hearings are "Socialistic."