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Put Who in Charge of What?

The guy whose administration is responsible for this wants to be handed control of the APS capital outlay budget? (subscription)

Mayor Martin Chavez says he will consider asking the state Legislature for the power to take over Albuquerque Public Schools’ capital budget.

The school district’s struggle to build schools on the rapidly developing West Side proves that APS cannot build fast enough to meet demand, Chavez said.

“It’s the perfect example of bureaucratic inertia,” he said.

Is he nuts? Or maybe he is just thinking about a better way to thank his political contributors. After all, he has been successful in shooting down that pesky ethics bill, so now would be a good time to get a hold of some more capital outlay to reward the faithful.