J. Emilio Aragon

200 Washington Avenue EastLas Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: (505) 426-7719


Martin Salazar was allover your front page Monday 28, 2012. He reported on the “…trouncing” of Mr. Rock Ulibarri by Mr. Robert Quintana, chairman Mora-San Miguel Electric Co-op.

Mr. Salazar would have informed him and possibly his reading subscribers that the multi-meter rule disenfranchises the majority of Co-op members who cannot afford multiple meters-those of means run the Co-op. “Entities” comprise some of these multiple meter memberships. The City of Las Vegas is one such “entity.”

My concern: Does the Mayor Alfonso Ortiz, go to cast the City of Las Vegas vote for Co-op Chairman after obtaining a consensus of any kind from our elected representatives (council members), or does he further disenfranchise Las Vegas taxpayers, as when he refuses to sign duly enacted city council mandates to protect our area’s waters against ‘FRACKING’. The Co-op further chose to conduct the recent “election” as far away as possible from the majority of the one-man-one-vote membership, with a 4:00-7:00pm time slot on a Thursday.

(If 100 members do not show up in the 1st hour, the incumbent chairman stays on as chairman) Thus, making it more difficult for the majority of the members to get to the distanced election site.

At this rate Mr. Robert Quintana may be our Co-op’s chairman in perpetuity!!!

P.S. Re: ‘Heroes today and forever.’ The extended sewer and effluent lines were hurriedly installed, thus causing the deaths of two city workers. Ask yourself: Why? for whom? Where to? There are few residences in the area–WHO benefits from these extended sewer and effluent lines–Quid Pro Quo???