20220509 Notice from Solid Waste Authority: =================================================== 20220408 Letter to the editor of the Citizen: Honor Earth Day: Restore Full Recycling in Cibola Recycle Cibola! presented a petition to restore recycling in Cibola County at the Coffee with the Managers meeting on April 7th, asking them to submit it to elected officials for Cibola, Grants, and Milan. Over 370 residents have signed this petition: “WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, PETITION OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO RETURN FULL RECYCLING TO CÍBOLA COUNTY.” Recycling began in Cibola in 2010. In 2011, federal funding was awarded to establish a regional program within Cibola and McKinley Counties. To obtain funding, Grants, Milan, Cibola County, and the Northwest New Mexico Regional Solid Waste Authority (SWA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), agreeing to recycle corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, aluminum, tin, and plastics in the region. The SWA agreed to serve as a hub and provide processing services. Grants, Milan, and Cibola agreed to staff recycling centers; SWA agreed to staff transfer and convenience locations. About 2 years ago, the SWA suspended recycling due to Covid. In 2020, it resumed recycling of all materials except mixed paper in Gallup. Nearly 1 year after that, it resumed recycling of cardboard only, in Grants and Milan. Recycle Cibola! believes that the SWA’s different treatment of the Cibola and McKinley recycling programs is wholly unjustified. First, all parties agreed to establish and operate a regional recycling program to collect multiple materials, not just cardboard. Second, while regional program income and costs have varied over the past 11 years, until 2020, the full recycling program continued. Income and cost variations happen. Fuel prices rose several years ago. They came down. They will likely yoyo again. The appropriate response is to weather the storm, not to curtail Cibola’s recycling, while continuing in Gallup. Third, it would not cost much more to collect and process all of the listed recyclables than it would to collect and process only cardboard. That is because so much of the cost is to employ the recycling attendant. Fourth, the same buyers of materials from Gallup’s recycling are ready to purchase Cibola’s materials. With appropriate coordination, SWA can and should arrange sales for the entire region. In short, we respectfully ask our elected officials and the SWA to do the right thing: please honor Earth Day (on April 22nd) by restoring Cibola’s full recycling program. Hollis Fleischer, Co-Coordinator, Recycle Cibola! To sign the petition, visit our table at the Farmers’ Market, starting in May. 20211115: Recycle Cíbola! asks the community to join in a celebration of America Recycles Day, on Saturday, November 20th from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Recycling Bins in the Smith’s parking lot. Free coffee, pastries, cloth shopping bags, and other give-aways will be provided, and all are encouraged to bring their flattened corrugated cardboard and brown paper for recycling. America Recycles Day started in 1997. Since then, communities nationwide celebrate the day by promoting “green” initiatives to help improve the environment. In that spirit, Recycle Cíbola! urges residents to make environmentally-friendly choices as much as possible. Recycling is one way to do just that. In Cíbola County, we can recycle corrugated cardboard and brown paper, electronic waste (computers, televisions, mobile phones, etc.), and used motor oil. Electronic waste and motor oil are accepted only at the Transfer Station in Milan. Previously, from 2010-2020, other materials, including tin or steel cans, aluminum cans and clean foil, plastics (numbers ), and mixed paper, also had been accepted for recycling in Cíbola County. Since approximately March of 2020, however, those materials are no longer being accepted in our County program. Plastics, aluminum, tin/steel, mixed paper, brown paper, corrugated cardboard, and glass can be recycled in Albuquerque at many locations, including the main Solid Waste Office at Edith and Commanche Rd, NE. See http://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/recycling. Plastics (numbers ), aluminum, tin/steel, brown paper, and corrugated cardboard can be recycled in Gallup at City Recycling Centers (located at the Larry Bryan Mitchell Rec. Center and Ford Canyon) and at the Transfer Station on Hasler Valley Rd. See http://www.gallupnm.gov. “Many residents are upset that Cíbola County has stopped recycling plastics, tin/steel, aluminum, and mixed paper. They want to recycle these materials, here, and don’t understand why they can no longer do that,” says Recycle Cíbola! Co-Coordinator, Hollis Fleischer. “The recycling programs in Grants/Milan/Cíbola County and Gallup/McKinley County are both operated by the Northwest New Mexico Regional Solid Waste Authority, located in Thoreau. During the past 10 years, both programs had accepted the same materials for recycling: corrugated cardboard, brown and mixed paper, plastics (nos. 1 & 2), tin, and aluminum,” explained Fleischer. But that has changed. Except for mixed paper, the Gallup program still collects not only corrugated cardboard, but also tin/steel, aluminum, and plastics. The Cíbola program does not. Recycle Cíbola! is working toward having the Cíbola program restored so that residents can go back to recycling these materials locally. “In the meantime,” says Fleischer, “when you go to Gallup or Albuquerque for medical care, shopping, and other errands, please remember to take your recycling!” The group also reminds the community that it can support recycling by buying products made from recycled materials, and making clothing, accessories, and decorative items from materials that we might otherwise throw away. For more information, leave a message at (505) 552-2166 or visit recyclecibola.org. ============================================================================================================================ To all Recycle Cíbola! members and friends: We hope that this email finds you well. In connection with America Recycles Day, we are looking into whether the Northwest New Mexico Regional Solid Waste Authority (SWA) would restore the collection of recycling materials that had been accepted in the Cibola County Recycling Program for approximately 10 years — from 2010 until the spring of 2020. That is, in addition to corrugated cardboard, we want SWA to again collect plastics (Nos. 1 & 2), aluminum, steel, and mixed paper. Many people are interested in seeing this happen. During the summer months, Recycle Cibola! had a table at the Grants Farmers’ Market. Approximately 270 people signed a petition to bring back full recycling. [Thanks to Maryann Bedwell and Ellen Baca for staffing that table.] We understand that, in Gallup, the SWA collects corrugated cardboard, plastics Nos. 1 & 2, aluminum, and steel/tin (but not mixed paper). We would like to have the same recycling opportunities here. Would you be interested in getting involved in these or other efforts to bring fuller recycling back to Cibola County? Please let us know what your thoughts are and/or how you would like to be involved. If you would like to collect more signatures for our petition to restore recycling in Cibola, please print out petition found in the documents section and circulate it among your friends and co-workers. Thanks for your consideration and ideas, and stay safe. Best, Hollis Fleischer Co-Coordinator, Recycle Cibola! (240) 478-7317 ============================================================================================================================ AS OF AUTUMN, 2O2O, RECYCLING IS BACK IN CÍBOLA COUNTY, BUT FOR CORRUGATED CARDBOARD ONLY. Hours are weekdays 8 a.m. – noon at the John Brooks Market in Milan, and weekdays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Smith’s Food & Drug in Grants ============================================================================================================================================================ NOTE Communication from the Executive Director of the Solid Waste Authority regarding recycling in Cíbola County, as of June 19, 2020: “…we have been trying to figure out with what to do with the recycling in Cibola county. The only thing that has any value is the cardboard and it is not very good, in Gallup there is someone who is taking our plastic we do not have to bale it or transport to the landfill for baling otherwise the plastic markets is terrible if we can even give it away. Mixed paper is bringing $0.04 a ton the last we sold we received 49 cents for the truck load, so we are not currently taking any mixed paper. The city of Gallup has cans set up to collect the cardboard and also attendants which they pay for, they haul to the transfer station and it is put into a transport truck which saves us a bunch on transportation costs. In Cibola we also have the cost of an attendant. There is just a huge difference in the cost of the operations in McKinley and Cibola counties. Anyway we not given up on recycling in Cibola County, hopefully the markets will change to help minimize our losses. If we were to return anytime soon it would only be for cardboard.”

NOTE change in hours as of 24 April, 2020

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NOTE new hours as of early April, 2020:

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Hours at Bluewater Lake and Seboyeta Convenience Centers:  9am – 5pm Wed. and Sat.

Hours at Cubero Convenience Center:  9am – 5pm Wed. and Sun.



On February 11th [2020], U.S. Senator, Tom Udall (D.N.M.) is introducing landmark federal legislation to tackle the plastic waste crisis.

The “Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act” is the first comprehensive federal plan to protect public health, wildlife, and lands from plastic waste. It is a groundbreaking plan to manage our plastic pollution crisis.  Senator Udall co-authored the bill with Representative Alan Lowenthal (D. Cal.)

Key components of the bill include:  plastic producer responsibilities for managing and processing plastic waste; a national deposit program for all beverage containers; a ban on lightweight plastic bags and various food and drinkware items; the manufacture of containers using increased percentages of recycled content; protection of state and local waste regulation programs; and revisions of certain environmental regulations.

Some specifics are as follows.

Plastic producers, in coordination with others, will be required to take responsibility for managing and processing plastic waste.

A 10-cent national deposit requirement will be imposed for all beverage containers, regardless of material, to be refunded to customers when they return containers.

Beginning in January 2022, the sale and distribution of the most common single-use plastic products that pollute our environment will be banned.

Banned products will include:  lightweight plastic carryout bags; carryout food and drinkware from expanded polystyrene; disposable cutlery, plates, straws, and drink stirrers; and cotton buds — with exceptions for persons with disabilities. Fees would be imposed on the distribution of non-reusable carryout bags; these would fund litter clean-up and recycling infrastructure.

Containers will be required to include an increasing percentage of recycled content in their manufacture before entering the market.

According to a press release issued by his office, Senator Udall stressed the importance of this legislation, stating that: “[t]he sheer volume of plastic pollution that is inundating our communities, our waterways, and even our bodies is nothing short of a crisis.  Our children are already bearing the cleanup costs of a generation of single-use plastic that is clogging our rivers and is infiltrating our food chain. Cities and states across the country, including in my home state of New Mexico, are already taking action to reduce this plastic footprint before it’s too late. But we need a bold, national strategy to tackle plastic pollution. This bill would call on all of us, from companies to communities, to address this crisis head-on.”

The statewide recycling group, New Mexico Recycling Coalition, and our local group, Recycle Cíbola!, both support Senator Udall’s bill and applaud his work to protect public health and our environment from plastic pollution.

For more information about the bill, see https://www.tomudall.senate.gov/news/press-releases/udall-lowenthal-seek-input-on-landmark-legislation-to-address-the-global-plastic-waste-crisis

A couple of pictures showing what typical plastic despoliation looks like:





Udall and Lowenthal Statement Ahead of Beverage Companies’ Plastics Announcement

Udall and Lowenthal will soon introduce major legislation to tackle the plastic waste crisis

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) released the following joint statement ahead of an announcement from The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo about a new sustainability initiative. Udall and Lowenthal are drafting major legislation, to be introduced this fall, to tackle the plastic waste crisis.

“The environmental and health crisis caused by plastic pollution has captured the attention of people across the globe – who see with their own eyes the buildup of plastic in our oceans, rivers, and landscapes. In the United States, the equivalent of 65 trash trucks per day of plastic waste are dumped into the ocean. Recent scientific studies show that plastic particles are now everywhere—in rain water, in the food chain, and even inside our own bodies. It is beyond clear that bold action is needed more than ever.

“Today, some of the largest companies in the United States, which share significant responsibility for the growing plastic waste crisis, are announcing their ‘every bottle back’ program and other plans. We are glad these beverage companies have acknowledged that they must play a role to prevent more damage from plastic pollution. But we’ve seen initiatives and goals like these from industry before that shirk their real responsibility by placing the burden of action on consumers and taxpayers. Building bottles out of 100 percent recyclable material is welcome news, and taking ‘every bottle back’ is indeed a worthy goal, but we cannot just say the words and wish it so—we need to back up those words with real, concrete action.  And other industries that sell single-use plastic products need to step up as well.

“In the coming days, we will be circulating a discussion draft of our landmark legislation to transform our antiquated and inefficient recycling system to put more responsibility on the producers who package and sell these products in our communities. One of the core principles of environmental law is ‘the polluter pays,’ and cleaning up and preventing plastic waste from entering our environment should not be the sole responsibility of the taxpayer. It is time for multi-billion-dollar companies who are seeing massive profits to step up and cover the costs of cleaning up the waste from their products.  We welcome these beverage producers and all other interested stakeholders to provide constructive feedback and engagement in our efforts to turn the tide on the plastic waste tsunami that is flooding our communities and threatening our future.”

In July, Sen. Udall and Rep. Lowenthal circulated a draft outline of legislation to tackle the plastic waste pollution crisis, including a policy for a national beverage container deposit system. They received approximately 150 responses in comments and meeting requests.  Staff have been revising the outline and working with legal counsel to draft the proposal into legislative language. The “discussion draft” will be circulated in the coming days with a process to provide feedback.

Contacts: Ned Adriance (Udall), 202.228.6870 / Keith Higginbotham (Lowenthal), 202.225.7924


Press Release in the July 31, 2019 issue of the Cíbola Citizen:


Changes in recycling efforts for Cibola County

Recycle Cíbola! recently announced that recycling in Cíbola County will continue as usual, with one minor change.

Recent events and headlines have prompted many people to ask whether Cíbola County still has a recycling program and whether Recycle Cíbola! – the community recycling group – will continue its recycling activities in the future.  The answer to both questions is a resounding “yes.”

Recycling in Cíbola County will continue with business as usual and Recycle Cíbola! volunteers will continue to advocate and act in support of recycling and “green” initiatives.

Here are the particulars:

The same materials can be recycled at drop-off centers. Corrugated cardboard, paper, tin or steel, aluminum, and plastics, numbers 1 and 2, are accepted for recycling at all drop-off locations in Cíbola! County.   Please sort materials and rinse cans and plastics.  Electronic waste (computers, televisions, mobile phones, etc.), used motor oil, and rubber tires are accepted for recycling at the Milan Transfer Station and the landfill in Thoreau.  Except for tires, there is no charge to recycle these materials.

Locations and Hours

Recycling Drop-Off locations and hours remain the same:

Smith’s Food and Drug parking lot in Grants:  Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. to noon; Saturday: 10 a.m. to noon.

John Brooks parking lot in Milan:  Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m.to noon; Friday: 8 a.m. to noon.

Convenience Centers: Bluewater Lake, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday (no metals accepted at this time); Cubero, Wednesday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Seboyeta: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday.

Milan Transfer Station: Monday through Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What has changed?

Only one minor change has been made to the recycling program.  It involves who will be staffing the bins at the drop-off center in the Smith’s parking lot in Grants.

In the past, bins in Grants have been staffed during the work week by an employee of the Northwest New Mexico Regional Solid Waste Authority. The Solid Waste Authority runs the landfill in Thoreau and oversees the recycling program in Cíbola and McKinley Counties.

On Saturdays, the bins were staffed by volunteers of the community group known as Recycle Cíbola!

As of July 26, volunteers were no longer staffing those bins.

Instead, a Solid Waste Authority employee staffs them. Staffing on Saturdays was one way that Recycle Cíbola! helped to establish our community’s program.

RC volunteers have staffed the bins on Saturdays for nine years. RC also helped the program by staffing the bins during the week – when the Solid Waste Employee was sick, on vacation, or at training. We did that kind of substitute staffing for about five years.

Hollis Fleischer, group co-coordinator, offered her views about the changes.

“I have greatly enjoyed staffing the bins on Saturdays. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know lots of other community recyclers. I will really miss seeing those ‘regular’ Saturday customers.  Thank you for your friendly visits and support of the recycling program,” she said.

Recycle Cíbola! will continue other activities.

With this change, the group feels that it will be able to pay more attention to other projects and outreach efforts. We will continue to reach out to the community about recycling and advocate adopting a “greener” approach to our everyday living and operations. To that end, Recycle Cíbola! members will continue to participate in community events; provide educational information about recycling; and advocate improvements in our recycling program.

RC encourages you to stop by our table at community events. We will be at the Farmers’ Market in Fire and Ice Park on Saturdays. We will be providing our signature, lime-green cloth shopping bag with the Recycle Cíbola! logo, as well as information about recycling. Also, look for our continued involvement with the community in the future.

Happy Recycling!

Visit recyclecibola.org, or leave a voice message, 505-552-2166, or call the Solid Waste Authority, 505-905-8400, for more information.

Letter to the Editor submission in the July 31, 2019 issue of the Cíbola Citizen:

Volunteer Views

Dear Editor:

I write in response to Mayor Hicks’ account of an incident that occurred at the recycling bins in the Smiths’ parking lot, as published on July 24 in the Cíbola Citizen.

We disagree with the mayor’s version of events and offer these facts and perspectives.

A Recycle Cíbola! volunteer was substituting for the paid Solid Waste Authority bin attendant, who was on vacation during the last week in June. When the mayor arrived at the bins, the volunteer tried to help him with his recycling.

The mayor was rude and disrespectful, and this greatly upset our volunteer. She expressed her unhappiness with the mayor’s attitude, and, in turn, the mayor became very angry at her protests. At that point, our volunteer feared for her safety. She ran to her car; locked the doors; and honked the horn.

Sometime later, another RC member found our volunteer upset and still shaking from her encounter with the mayor.

Our volunteer simply was not prepared for the mayor’s rudeness and antagonism. She was just trying to help and support the recycling program by substituting for the regular bin attendant.

As volunteers, that is what we do – we offer our time and resources to help our community. We don’t need recognition or praise, but we don’t expect to be treated harshly or to fear the people we are serving. When that happens, it is difficult to know what to do.

Perhaps our volunteer did not handle the situation well. We think she did the best she could during a tense confrontation.

Perhaps the mayor didn’t mean to be rude or unpleasant, but somehow felt disrespected or challenged by our volunteer. Perhaps he was still angry about past conflicts with RC.

Who knows?

What we do know is that we are trying to follow the advice that many people have offered since these conflicts began: stay the course and keep working for what we believe in, despite our recent difficulties. We are trying to do that and expect to continue our outreach and education efforts about recycling and other green initiatives.

What we also know is that our community has not benefited from our conflicts. So, we invite the mayor to join us in a different approach.

Let’s agree to respectfully disagree about our differing views about recycling. Let’s try to find some common ground where we can work together and better our community. We will accomplish more in cooperation than in conflict. Please.

Respectfully submitted,

Hollis Fleischer

Co-coordinator, Recycle Cíbola!

Our parade float (thanks to Ellen and Bobby Baca) won third place in the 2019 Fourth of July parade.  Go, group!
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“I wanted to let you know Environment New Mexico is having a follow-up event at the Grants Public Library on May 21st from 5:00-6:30 PM. If you’re able to make it, we will be building on the conversations we started at the last event and discussing what transitioning to 100% clean energy will look like in terms of energy storage, efficiency, and renewable sources. As before, we hope to foster conversations with members of the community after the presentation.
Could you pass this along to members of your organization who might want to come?
Thank you so much!


Arcelia Isais-Gastelum
Fellow, Environment New Mexico”
Grants Event


Building on the Past:  Ramada Verde Dedication

Press Release

The Cíbola Arts Council, Double Six Gallery, and Recycle Cíbola! celebrated the completion of the Ramada Verde on May 11.

More than 20 community members toured the gallery’s garden during the two-hour event. Officials from Village of Milan and Grants joined arts council members, community residents, and Recycle Cíbola! members for the dedication ceremony.

Robert Gallegos, gallery director, commented that both the Eco-Brick Wall and “Ramada Verde,” as he calls it, were built on the past. He explained that there is a long history of people building on top of older sites. As an example, he pointed to the village of San Mateo, which was constructed on the ruins of an ancient Chacoan outlier community.

“This Ramada Verde and the Eco-Brick Wall were bothbuilt on the Anne Baxter dance floor,” he said, standing next to the latest addition. “I like to think that the spirit of Anne still dances here.”

Anne Baxter was the granddaughter of renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. One of her most-memorable films, “All About Eve,” debuted in 1950, according to tcm.com.  Several audience members commented that Ms. Baxter’s home in the Zuni Mountains continues to attract sightseers.

Gallegos thanked the City of Grants and said that city employees had collected the stones and contributed to the construction of the large maze, which is located on the south side of the eco-brick wall enclosure.

Hollis Fleischer, Recycle Cíbola! co-coordinator, described the construction of the outdoor seating facility and thanked the many community members who contributed to the project. She pointed to the plastic-bottle-flower garland above the arched entryway as a fitting decoration created by Future Foundations Family Center program members.

The Bottle Tree, located at the northeast corner of the seating area, a recent addition, was made by Tom Bombaci, RC co-coordinator.   Cíbola Arts Council memberRenee Post has plans to install her own metal and bottle creation in the garden, as well.

“Special thanks go to Steve and Barbara Lopez,” said Fleischer.  “Steve is a masterful artisan. He perfectly completed the Ramada, all the while keeping our bottle theme. And Barbara added the perfect finishing touch of lovely spring flowers.”

The Route 66 sculpture, which replicates the signage on the historic road, is visible to eastbound Santa Fe Avenue traffic. It now utilizes solar-powered lighting for the “66” which is made from vintage cobalt blue jars.  Bobby Baca, Milan resident, created the sign for a Recycle Cíbola! float entry in a past Parade of Lights.  Recycle Cíbola! donated it to the garden several years ago.

Gallegos and Roy Archibald, Cíbola County master gardener, briefly discussed possible native plantings that could be added to the garden.

The afternoon included a slide show documenting the Bottle Wall and Ramada construction, refreshments, and a tour of the of the outdoor garden.  Free cloth shopping bags and recycling information were also provided.

Call 505-287-7311 or visit cibolaartscouncil.com and recyclecibola.org for more information.


Mayor Fails Citizens of Grants

I write to express my outrage over how badly Recycle Cíbola! was treated at the April 1, 2019 City Council Meeting.

Before, during, and after the meeting, Mayor Hicks utterly failed to act as a fair, democratic, and representative leader.

He failed to listen.  He failed to allow the councilors to offer their opinions and to vote on a requested funding matter.  He failed to consider the views held by many Grants’ residents.

He failed to honor and protect our rights, as American citizens, to speak freely and participate in our political process.  He failed to treat Recycle Cíbola! and me, the group’s representative, with respect and consideration – something that every person who comes before the Council deserves, whether or not the mayor agrees with that person’s views.

What Mayor Hicks displayed was tyrannical and bullying behavior.  He owes me, Recycle Cíbola!, and the entire Grants community an apology for this unacceptable, undemocratic, and downright-rude behavior.

Here are some specifics.

Mayor Hicks abused his discretion and authority by refusing to include Recycle Cíbola!’s funding request as an “action” item on the agenda; he thus prevented the Council from voting on it.

He improperly hijacked the entire discussion — failing to give the councilors an opportunity to speak. He offered no thoughtful discussion and ranted incoherently.

He tried to “trash” the recycling program by offering unclear exaggerations about Grants’ allegedly unsupportable recycling costs.  In fact, recycling costs for the entire county were reasonable and low — only $54,294 in 2018.  That translates into 50¢per month or $6 per year for each county household ($54,000 divided by 9,000 county households).

But most of all, I am very troubled by how disrespectfully MayorHicks treated me and recycling supporters.  He ranted and bullied.  He interrupted, yelled at, and spoke over people.   He did everything he could to try to intimidate me.  When he couldn’t convince me to agree with him, he blew his top and had me escorted out of the meeting by the police.  He then continued to insult recycling supporters and dominate all by offering onlyhis views.  There is absolutely no excuse for the mayor’s terrible behavior.  It was unacceptable and uncivil conduct from an elected representative.

Personally, as a volunteer who has spent many years and resources to help my community, I am appalled that the “thanks” I get is to be blatantly and unrestrainedly disrespected, bruised, and battered by the so-called leader of our City. I also am disappointed that the council members have not spoken out publicly against the mayor’s shoddy treatment of Recycle Cíbola! members and so many other persons who have dared to offer views that differ from the mayor’s opinions.  Too many of us have been on the receiving end of his abusive behavior.  It is time for it to stop.

I appreciate how difficult it is to speak out against a bully, especially when you work together, or when he has power to make your life unpleasant or roadblock your efforts.  Still, it seems to me that the way the mayor exercises his power and treats others is not acceptable or appropriate behavior by an elected official.  It stifles and thwarts our democratic process.  It alienates people who would otherwise get involved in our community. It does not offer a positive picture of a well-led community to potential businesses or future residents.  It does not serve our citizens well.

Respectfully and unhappily submitted,

Hollis Fleischer, co-coordinator, Recycle Cíbola!