No matter where you live in the Estancia Valley, it is important that your town council come up with a “wish list” (Capital Outlay Request) of projects that voters would like to see undertaken in your area. In the event that your local governing body has not yet put together a list, or if you, as an individual, have any ideas on how to best spend the money (some of it, anyway) that you send to Santa Fe, now is the time to makes your wishes known!The article also shares advice from visiting legislators:
In view of projected lower tax revenue due to current economic conditions, as well as the fact that the Governor has directed budget cutbacks in all state agencies, The representatives cautioned the town to expedite any projects which are currently being worked on. They believe that any activity where some funds have already been expended and is already in progress, would be less likely to be curtailed. This assumption makes sense, so if you have visions of any of your tax money being returned to your community, you may want to put a bug in the ear of your local council members to insure they are cognizant of what is going on.On the related topic of infrastructure financing, I'm waiting for a report on the annual NM Infrastructure Finance Conference held at the end of October . In the meantime, you can download copies of presentations from the conference site.