Editor’s note: The following are Brian Colón’s answers to three of the 19 questions the Journal asked of all the official candidates for mayor of Albuquerque. To read all 19 questions and answers, go to www.abqjournal.com.
1. What is the biggest issue facing the city, and how would you address it?
Undoubtedly, crime. Our crime epidemic has spiraled nearly into a state of lawlessness. This is the current administration’s failure. Our community deserves trust in its police department, rebuilt through an appropriately staffed and highly-trained police force.
8. What would be your approach to boosting the economy in Albuquerque?
Our city must provide effective incentives to assist local businesses, secure the relocation of major national employers, and grow workforce skills through UNM and CNM. The entrepreneurial energy of our arts economy and Downtown corridor must be replicated across Albuquerque.
13. What’s your position on the Healthy Workforce Ordinance?
I will vote for the ordinance. It is not in the community’s best interest for sick workers to report to work due to economic needs. Additionally, as mayor, I will aptly consider the added burden this places on businesses.