Right now, it’s the sad truth that “vacancy” or “blank” is nearly a voting majority on the Greater Albuquerque Active Transportation Committee.
Having served on this committee (back when its acronym was GABAC, not GAATC), I first apologize for the names and acronyms, noting that they don’t exactly scream excitement and encouragement in terms of becoming a member. Yet, it’s a useful organization that has had some small impact occasionally.
And if that milquetoast endorsement doesn’t have you, NE resident or Individual with a Disability, frantically getting more information on how to join, here’s a link to make that frantic easier.
Reflecting back on my time, it is very true that during my “reign” I focused very much on the “occasional” and “small,” and not the “impact.” Now thinking about it, some distance in time provided, I think any “impact” is better than no impact.
You meet once a month, and these days you don’t have even to get out of bed to do it (Zoom). You also get to spend the rest of the month ranting the same things to local politicians and bureaucrats you’ve always been ranting about, but now you get to start such rants with “I’m a member on the Greater Albuquerque Active Transportation Committee.”
It’s make a difference. Admittedly, a small difference, but small is better than none.
So join GAATC. I can’t for a variety of reasons I’ll boil down to “my area is already represented (SW Rep).” But maybe you can.
Maybe you should.