Can­di­date Q&A

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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.

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