KOB-4 TV: AN ALBUQUERQUE CITY COUNCILOR SAYS A DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION IS ABOUT TO MAKE A MISTAKE THAT COULD COST TAXPAYERS TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
HE [COUNCILOR CADIGAN] SAYS SUNCAL PROMISED TO DO TWO THINGS -- FIRST, BRING TESLA MOTORS ELECTRIC CAR MANUFACTRING PLANT TO ALBUQUERQUE. THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. TESLA WENT TO CALIFORNIA INSTEAD. AND SECOND -- TO DEVELOP PROPERTY CLOSEST TO ALBUQUERQUE FIRST. IN EXCHANGE, THE WATER AUTHORITY OPENED UP ALL FOUR WATER LINES ON SUNCAL'S PROPERTY AT ONCE. NOW, CADIGAN SAYS SUNCAL IS WANTING THAT FLEXIBILITY OF BEING ABLE TO DEVELOP ANYWHERE THEY WANT FIRST. "we just want them to play by the same rules that every other builder in albuquerque builds by which is you start closer to albuquerque and you work your way out, you don't start in the middle of the desert and work your way in"