Rob Dickson
Lara Simon
The views expressed in EDo News & Views are those of the Editor and Publisher. 
Board of Directors  
Vince DiGregory
     Standard Diner  
Vice President
John Freisinger
     Innovate ABQ
Rob Dickson 
     Paradigm & Company
Lauren Greene
     The Grove Café &    
Lisa Adkins
     Fat Pipe ABQ
  Bill Bice
     ABQid, Verge Fund
Mark Gonzales
     Mark Pardo Salon
Moises Gonzalez
     MarAbi Productions, Inc.
Terry Keene
     Artichoke Café  
David Mahlman
     Mahlman Studio   
Tim McGivern
     Sacred Garden  
Collin Troy
     The Octopus and The  
Richard van Schouwen
     QStaff Theatre  
Todd Walters
     Legacy Hospitality
Board of Directors
Bonnie Anderson
Vice President
Moises Gonzalez
Patricia Oakley
Salley Trefethen
Joe Boyd
Ann Carson
Zoey Finke
Steve Grant
Kathy Grassel
Pam Leverick
Lee Spittler
Ben Sturge
Karla Thornton  
October 26, 2018
Please Vote!
Our democracy is strengthened by high citizen voter participation. Early voting has started for the November 6th election. There are real differences among the candidates for almost every office, so please exercise your constitutional right and privilege to vote. Voter information here
Our EDo Wish List for 2019
These are exciting times for EDo, a neighborhood that just celebrated its 15th anniversary. In 2019, we are cautiously optimistic that we will see:
A.  Regular service on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART).
B.  Start of construction on a new Homewood Suites/Hilton Garden Inn at Broadway & Central.
C.  Start of construction on Phase 2 of Innovate ABQ.
D.  Implementation of our Public Project List by the City of Albuquerque.
E.  Two new market-rate rental apartment projects totaling 74 new homes in the neighborhood.
F.  New businesses in EDo, joining our great group of local restaurants, shops, salons, offices, and local services we all love.
The Zero Waste City
We believe the cities that embrace the idea of "zero waste and pollution" are going to be the cities innovating the solutions to halt the destruction of our common home. The goal of restoring our living ecosystems is a shared interest of everyone living today or in the future.  Such a goal is taking root in a number of cities around the USA and the world. Here's what Boston is doing at a very practical level.
     What is Albuquerque doing?  From what we see, not enough!
New Orleans Gets Protected Bike Lanes Almost Overnight
Here's an idea we like, that could be done in Albuquerque too!  Given our new Pace Bikeshare program, it seems getting more cyclists on our public streets means make the ride more safe and comfortable, at a reasonable cost. Let's get creative and get busy!
Amazon HQ2 is a Dying Model - Cities Should Woo Workers
The Netflix announcement has been great news for Albuquerque, and we thank everyone who helped make it happen. Longer term, we do not believe that wooing large companies with large subsidies is the best path to economic growth for everyone. Here's a better idea we think, one that will become more important with time. 
How to Fill Our Buses
Our energetic neighbors to the north in Salt Lake City have done some valuable research for us. We encourage our transit agency, ABQ Ride, to study their successful model!
320,000 High Schoolers to Get Free Water Bottles
Here's another idea we like, right out of any zero waste playbook. Why not free Duke City/One Albuquerque branded water bottles for all our citizens? We could all be drinking healthy municipal water at a low or no cost, and keeping all that plastic out of our landfills!