Mayor Martin Chávez announces implementation teams for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Mayor Chávez held a press conference announcing the formation of implementation teams for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “We are at a critical time in our country where we do not have the option of sitting on the sidelines when it comes to supporting the recently proposed Economic Recovery Package which is now in conference, we must act,” said the Mayor’ “what we are doing today is taking action in preparation for President Obama’s economic recovery plan.”
Some of the proposed stimulus dollars that could make it to New Mexico will help hospitals; provide health care to children; expand tax incentives to employers who hire post-9/11 veterans; include tax credits that will help companies like Schott and Advent Solar; improve our infrastructure statewide by hiring our local contractors; provide much needed modernization for our schools; and a boost in Pell Grants for our students.
This may not be the perfect economic package but Albuquerque needs to stand ready to help our children and families who need good paying jobs. “While Albuquerque does not know how much money we will receive, I will partner with Governor Richardson and work with Senators Bingaman and Udall and Congressman Heinrich to ensure that our city gets its fair share for our residents,” said Mayor Chávez.
Albuquerque stands ready with these implementation teams to hit the ground running and expedite the process as much as possible to secure the funds available to Albuquerque. Albuquerque will not leave a dime on the table and today’s announcement of these teams ensures a transparent process and efficient process for these stimulus dollars.
The categories for the Implementation Teams include:
- Public Safety
- Children and Families
- Water Resources
Photos of the Announcement