Do not get me wrong I am all for housing for the homeless but strongly feel that all six city council districts should share evenly in the responsibility of helping the city’s unhoused population. Mayor Tim Keller went on the news to tell residents living near the Coronado Park that they should apply pressure on the City Council to force zoning changes that would allow him to dump all the homeless from the Coronado Park onto Gibson in the Gateway Center.
Mayor Keller does not care about the residents of the Southeastern part of the City of Albuquerque. So much for One Albuquerque. The homeless population already in the area have destroyed businesses on San Mateo and San Pedro. They are now moving into the Ridgecrest and Parkland Hills area and are now attempting to break into apartments, cars and homes.
Once the Gateway Center opens all the drug and alcohol issues will move to the southern part of the city. The few remaining businesses will be forced to move just to survive. Residents will be forced to move out of the area in order to feel safe and that part of the city will become a slum. Property values will drop like a rock.
The City has zero credibility when it comes to how the Gateway Center will be run since they totally lack the foresight to plan for all the negative consequences of a homeless center that large near local communities. The people in the area surrounding the area are not rich like in the Country Club area where Mayor Keller and his family have a nice home.