Galea chosen as mayor

Mar 14, 2012 Full story: Alamogordo Daily News 65

Galea, who beat out two challengers last week to take the District 7 commission seat, also emerged over two other nominees for the mayor spot -- District 3 commissioner Robert Rentschler and District 2 commissioner Aaron Rance.

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concerned citizen

Alamogordo, NM

#1 Mar 18, 2012
I am glad the commission chose her for the mayor. I think she will do a good job after listening to her speak at the forums. This may be the change that Alamogordo needs. Get away from the good ol' boy system that has always kept us from growing and making this a better place to live. I wish the new mayor luck.
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#2 Mar 18, 2012
concerned citizen wrote:
I am glad the commission chose her for the mayor. I think she will do a good job after listening to her speak at the forums. This may be the change that Alamogordo needs. Get away from the good ol' boy system that has always kept us from growing and making this a better place to live. I wish the new mayor luck.
While politics is not my strong point, I'm going to have to agree with you 100%.

She appears well educated, kind, cordial, my senses of-about her are a huge two thumbs up. Not to mention, she is quite lovely! Wow!

But women can often be stronger than men, can be better, more stable leaders, and have better all around sensibility than men.

I wish her all the best of luck with this position, and I too believe she is the best answer for Alamogordo.

I like her visions-aspirations, and definitely say let's give her a chance to acclimate, and settle into this position she holds.
I think she'll do a wonderful, professional job for the town, and its people. Bravo!

Since: Sep 08

Alamogordo, NM

#3 Mar 18, 2012
Do you think the good old boys just let her become the Mayor because they did not want the job.

I hope she does good, and watches her back and who she trusts.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#4 Mar 18, 2012
It can't be any worse that's for sure!
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Mar 18, 2012
Land Locked Sailor wrote:
Do you think the good old boys just let her become the Mayor because they did not want the job.
I hope she does good, and watches her back and who she trusts.
Well, I assume the Mayor's job does carry substantial responsibilities. but what does the Mayor's position pay? As I understand it, next to nothing, no more than the city commisioners I'm thinking?

Which is now what,(since they voted themseleves a raise not long ago) about $6K a year?

Before that, they got what,$50 per meeting, 2 meetings a month, which equates to $1200/yr? Big deal. One could almost call it a "volunteer job".

The highest paying job is the City Manager, Mr Mark Roath, and his salary comes in at something like $109K a year, or thereabouts. Then I'd assume the Assitant City Managers (two I believe)

I would assume the title of "Mayor" of a city does certainly look quite good on a resume, and could strengthen her future career in which ever direction she then chooses to go?
Rat Killa

Tularosa, NM

#6 Mar 18, 2012
Land Locked Sailor wrote:
Do you think the good old boys just let her become the Mayor because they did not want the job.
I hope she does good, and watches her back and who she trusts.
I can tell you that the Good Ole Boys are not the least bit happy. Two of the commissioners thought they were going to have their way but had the rug pulled out from under them.
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Mar 18, 2012
As an old saying goes "Shit Rolls Downhill", and as I previously mentioned in this thread, I really don't know much about city, or county politics to accurately comment about many things. Thus, I stay out of most of these types of conversations.

Politics were always something I had little interest in, in the past. But I'm starting to become more aware about such, and reckon I'd like learning more as I age.

I can say this much, and this is in regards to past politics, and political leaders here, that it indeed seemed that the masses here were usually not at all happy with the way things are done, and as well probably personally knew some of the people they commonly belittled.

Maybe things will change here, and begin to change for the better.

I have little doubt, that when a newcomer steps into the arena, the old timers will step forward and perhaps say "This is not the way things are done here".

The thing that seems quite evident, is that the way things were done here in the past have seemed to usually be utter failures. And costly failures for the community.

While I'm sure we all understand that one person cannot be a miracle worker, wave a magic wand, and turn Alamogordo into "The Land of Milk, and Honey", I'm getting the feeling that positive changes will come over time for this area.

The economy as well has taken its hit, just like every other town city in America. Perhaps there's nowhere else to go now, but up!? Hope so.

The improvements of "quality of life" will perhaps come soon. This area badly needs jobs for one, good jobs, with fair pay scales for it's citizens.

If this area can succeed to bring in good businesses, this will bring jobs with it.
Lets Hope

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Mar 19, 2012
I like what she stated about wanting to landscape 1st Street and Indian Wells roadways as i hope that she's successful in that and other endeavors here as well.
Heisenberg

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Mar 19, 2012
Lets Hope wrote:
I like what she stated about wanting to landscape 1st Street and Indian Wells roadways as i hope that she's successful in that and other endeavors here as well.
I see this town on pretty much a daily basis.

And what do I see?

I see businesses, and properties all up and down white sands, new york ave, 1st st, 10th st, who are so damn lazy, and cheap, they cannot even keep their properties neat, clean, orderly, and free of weeds.

Weeds sprouting up out of sidewalks on new york, and the ther streets I mention, that people here are so lazy and cheap, they cannot take 5 minutes of their day, and spend $3 to buy a bottle of weed killer spray.

I see city crews, and workers leaving nothing but trash, and messes with whatever they touch, and wherever they go. Most are useless, just going through the motions. I could hire bums that would do better work, and have more pride in what they do.

What do they think, just pass this work onto someone else, that someone else os going to come behind them, and pick up after them?

If I was a code enforcement officer, I could easily hand out 500 citations, and warnings in a day. Maybe the code officer should start handing out violations to the useless deadbeat city crews, who are somehow "above the law", and that their sloppiness in the work they do is not held with any responsibility?

The street sweeper the city has..... it leaves more trash, and rocks than it picks up. Don't believe me, just watch when it goes down the streets.

Firstly, start cracking down on these oversights, and infractions, and this town might one day start looking like a place where human beings live.
Nixon

High Rolls Mountain Park, NM

#10 Mar 19, 2012
Heisenberg wrote:
<quoted text>
I see this town on pretty much a daily basis.
And what do I see?
I see businesses, and properties all up and down white sands, new york ave, 1st st, 10th st, who are so damn lazy, and cheap, they cannot even keep their properties neat, clean, orderly, and free of weeds.
Weeds sprouting up out of sidewalks on new york, and the ther streets I mention, that people here are so lazy and cheap, they cannot take 5 minutes of their day, and spend $3 to buy a bottle of weed killer spray.
I see city crews, and workers leaving nothing but trash, and messes with whatever they touch, and wherever they go. Most are useless, just going through the motions. I could hire bums that would do better work, and have more pride in what they do.
What do they think, just pass this work onto someone else, that someone else os going to come behind them, and pick up after them?
If I was a code enforcement officer, I could easily hand out 500 citations, and warnings in a day. Maybe the code officer should start handing out violations to the useless deadbeat city crews, who are somehow "above the law", and that their sloppiness in the work they do is not held with any responsibility?
The street sweeper the city has..... it leaves more trash, and rocks than it picks up. Don't believe me, just watch when it goes down the streets.
Firstly, start cracking down on these oversights, and infractions, and this town might one day start looking like a place where human beings live.
the mystery remains, why do you.

a. open your figurative internet mouth?

b. live in New Mexico.

real answers please.
Agreed

Las Cruces, NM

#11 Mar 20, 2012
Heisenberg wrote:
<quoted text>
I see this town on pretty much a daily basis.
And what do I see?
I see businesses, and properties all up and down white sands, new york ave, 1st st, 10th st, who are so damn lazy, and cheap, they cannot even keep their properties neat, clean, orderly, and free of weeds.
Weeds sprouting up out of sidewalks on new york, and the ther streets I mention, that people here are so lazy and cheap, they cannot take 5 minutes of their day, and spend $3 to buy a bottle of weed killer spray.
I see city crews, and workers leaving nothing but trash, and messes with whatever they touch, and wherever they go. Most are useless, just going through the motions. I could hire bums that would do better work, and have more pride in what they do.
What do they think, just pass this work onto someone else, that someone else os going to come behind them, and pick up after them?
If I was a code enforcement officer, I could easily hand out 500 citations, and warnings in a day. Maybe the code officer should start handing out violations to the useless deadbeat city crews, who are somehow "above the law", and that their sloppiness in the work they do is not held with any responsibility?
The street sweeper the city has..... it leaves more trash, and rocks than it picks up. Don't believe me, just watch when it goes down the streets.
Firstly, start cracking down on these oversights, and infractions, and this town might one day start looking like a place where human beings live.
My sister thought about moving her business from out of state to Alamogordo, but the unkempt state of the city turned her off. The run down business buildings that were available for rent were one of the main reasons she dropped the idea of moving here.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#12 Mar 21, 2012
Agreed wrote:
<quoted text>
My sister thought about moving her business from out of state to Alamogordo, but the unkempt state of the city turned her off. The run down business buildings that were available for rent were one of the main reasons she dropped the idea of moving here.
We don't need or want her here.
See Ya

Alamogordo, NM

#13 Mar 21, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>We don't need or want her here.
Nor do we need you here as well bozo !!!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#14 Mar 21, 2012
See Ya wrote:
<quoted text>
Nor do we need you here as well bozo !!!
Yet you can do nothing about that! Makes you feel small doesn't it!
See Ya

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Mar 22, 2012
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Yet you can do nothing about that! Makes you feel small doesn't it!
At least im not some ugly stink ass female like you are ... stink ass!!!
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#16 Mar 22, 2012
See Ya wrote:
<quoted text>At least im not some ugly stink ass female like you are ... stink ass!!!
Nice try Carol!
is she a local

Santa Fe, NM

#18 Mar 22, 2012
Is my memory correct that she is somewhat new to Alamogordo?
shes a newbie

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Mar 23, 2012
is she a local wrote:
Is my memory correct that she is somewhat new to Alamogordo?
She has only lived here 9 months. what is even worse is that our Mayor Protem has dementia maybe alzheimers. It shows when you talk to him.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#20 Mar 23, 2012
shes a newbie wrote:
<quoted text>
She has only lived here 9 months. what is even worse is that our Mayor Protem has dementia maybe alzheimers. It shows when you talk to him.
It's kind of like reading your posts!
a good thing

Las Cruces, NM

#21 Mar 23, 2012
shes a newbie wrote:
<quoted text>
She has only lived here 9 months. what is even worse is that our Mayor Protem has dementia maybe alzheimers. It shows when you talk to him.
I don't think that's a bad thing (that's she's only been here 9 months.) It probably takes an outsider to recognize that the 'norm' here isn't the 'norm' elsewhere. Maybe she can do something with the a-hole city employees. There is a real problem with some of them. Another of the new commissioners knows this because he said it in the article before the election.(That service is poor.) I doubt he knows just how bad things really are, but at least it's a start.

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