Albuquerque, New Mexico residents are finding out the hard way that SunCal’s promises of soccer field parks aren’t always kept, as the New Mexico Independent reports.
In this article, Albuquerque mayoral candidate Richard Romero is quoted:
“SunCal doesn’t have the cashflow to build this park on their own land, so the mayor wants the taxpayers to do it for them,” said Romero. “His campaign manager is a registered lobbyist for SunCal and this $8M sports complex in the middle of nowhere just doesn’t pass the smell test.”
What’s that? A cozy relationship between SunCal and the local mayor? That just sounds like the robocalls and glossy mailers that Alameda residents received from our mayor just a few weeks ago.
Back in New Mexico, it looks like taxpayers will end up funding a soccer park that SunCal promised, because they don’t have the money for it. It behooves us to be skeptical of SunCal’s promises here in Alameda.