Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

DiLuzio's Time Running Out.(Opinion)

EDITORIALS

In what seems like a reprise of Santa Fe politics circa 1996, the City Council is poised to fire the city manager. The council appears to be fed up with Frank DiLuzio's handling of city finances a reasonable enough view. The council has known for months now about the budget shortfalls in four city departments and plummeting revenues, among other problems, at Sweeney Center. The threatened downgrade of the city's bond rating is old news, too. City officials got notice of the action more than a year ago, though they may have failed to mention that fact to councilors. More recently, city manager Frank DiLuzio failed to tell the council something else, namely, that he had hired an already full-time city employee for a second job as a lobbyist. …

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