11/03/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

SF Mayor Speaks Out

The Democratic Party of New Mexico decided to follow the VP debates with a statewide event titled "Mayors Speak Out," in which the mayors of Española, Silver City and Santa Fe held simultaneously press conferences at noon today to discuss the impact of the economy on their individual cities. Santa Fe Mayor David Coss' press conference was...what's the word I'm looking for? Ah yes: under-attended. Actually, the only press in attendance was myself and fellow Santa Fe Reporter writer Dave Maass. The mayor mostly stuck to the Obama talking points, but he did mention Santa Fe's struggle, under Bush, to secure funding for The Buckman Direct Diversion Project (a massive multi-entity water project designed to secure the area's water supply for the next few decades) and later discussed the 29 layoffs announced this week by Thornburg Mortgage. To watch the complete six minutes of Coss, click here. The video below is Dave Maass conducting his one-man press conference with the mayor. The shaky camera-work is mine (I almost tripped over a bench at one point). The man to the mayor's left, on the bicycle, is City Councilor Miguel Chavez. Over to the right, you might catch a glimpse of former State Rep. Patsy Trujillo, who told me she just got back from Philadelphia, where she's been working for Obama. Hey, this is a small town, folks.

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