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Linda Garrido

Affordable housing. Not in a "ghetto" way...Housing for the very poor, for the family's struggling with raising children, for the young adults - either single or married - who need entry-level housing, for those who are in their career choice but who cannot afford steep Santa Fe rents and mortgages, etc!!! And the housing could be a mix of rentals and of ownerships. Plus that affordable housing will need Community - parks, centers, entertainment, shops.

Stefanie Beninato

I feel like the church renting space there is a form of the city endorsing that church--education, housing sure

Arnold Mayberg

A film studio creates jobs, is glamorous and feeds the tourist trade. Also, production crews must eat and spend money on the GRT. Also affordable housing, a senior center and the adult day care sound great. I better be nice to the millenials. I might need them to help change my diapers one day.

Jay Coghlan

No Los Alamos Lab in Santa Fe! The added jobs for LANL that the article refers to are primarily for expanded production of plutonium pits, the fissile triggers of nuclear weapons. Over the last decade the Santa Fe City Council has passed three different resolutions against expanded pit production.

Just this last Sunday Pope Francis called for the abolition of nuclear weapons while in Japan paying homage to the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Those atomic bombs were designed and produced at the Los Alamos Lab.

The City of Santa Fe is officially the “La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís” ("The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi"), named for the famous saint who preached peace and environmental protection and from whom the present Pope draws his name. It would be supremely ironic if the City of Santa Fe hosted a satellite campus for an institution that spends $2 billion (and rising) every year on nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Mayor Webber and the Santa Fe City Council surely know that would generate a tremendous amount of controversy in our blessed City, a controversy they could well do without. The City of Santa Fe should stop LANL’s proposal for a satellite campus in our town as a nonstarter and an affront to St. Francis de Assissi, the saint of peace.

Jay Coghlan

Nuclear Watch New Mexico

Khal Spencer

More housing or a locus of high paying jobs. Either works for me but please, not another pie in the sky idea that fails, leaving the city to mop up the debris of a too-good idea.

We have retired friends who did not manage to win the silver spoon in the mouth award and have a hard time finding affordable places to live, so indeed, its not just young folks who are increasingly iced out of a housing market poisoned by income inequality. How would the city ensure affordable housing? Or, perhaps, go with the LANL idea and provide more job and people diversity in the city different.

Either way, this is a golden opportunity to do something that will promote long term goodness to Santa Fe. Let's not blow it.

Carolyn DM

Plain and simple, Santa Fe desperately needs affordable housing, and definnitely not just for the young folks, especially since the City has pathetically failed to uphold the requirements they themselves put in place for developers to abide by. They've essentially screwed those that need affordable housing and if someone else can come in and make it happen, more power to them!!

Candace Martinez

Best idea heard locally from educator Sarah Oberstein: Create a state teacher-training academy - and watch it become national! There has been so much talk about education in this state; now it's time to do something about it and we have the space and the opportunity.

Jens Meyer

Please no Senior Center, there is already a ton of old people in Santa Fe. If Santa Fe wants to grow into a more progressive city for the future, it needs to start catering toward younger generation. Too many Boomers not enough millennials

Carolyn DM

What pettiness against old people. Maybe you can look at it this way, if they're in a senior residential center, they might be less likely to be out and about bothering you in whatever way it is that they apparently do.

Jens Meyer

OK Boomer

Khal Spencer


Meredith Madri

The only population Santa Fe seems to "cater" to is the Tourist Population.

Air BNB's have taken over where there used to be real neighborhoods. Greed is squeezing out long time residents, young and old.

Affordable Housing is desperately needed here for EVERYONE.

Linda Garrido

Bah Humbug, Jens. Intergenerational reality is healthier!! A day care for Seniors, plus a day Care for Pre-K, plus an after-school center for children, plus a center for Teens, plus a Mixer Center for young adults. You cannot put that "ton of old people" on an ice floe...... Use them for their affability and their lives' experiences; take care of them; you'll be one of them, I hope, after your growing up and old life's experiences.

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