Refocus the more than $400,000 a year it spends on marketing to show a greater return on investment. Solicit open competitive bids for those services that ask prospective marketing companies to propose new ideas. Make every attempt to spend those dollars locally, where possible.
We must cherish and nurture our cultural history and diversity, as well as each of the written, spoken, played and hand created art forms that express those unique tri-cultural and personal family histories that make up the rich tapestry that is the Taos community.
Support for a strong local educational system from kindergarten to college. Development of more college degree options through UNM-Taos that allow students a better education without the cost of having to leave the community.
Support the development of workforce and affordable housing in the Town so that our young families, teachers, firemen, police, emerging young business owners and senior citizens can afford to stay here in Taos and continue to contribute to the culture and economy of our community, from cradle to grave.
The Town of Taos needs to recognize the potential of recreational tourism by supporting local community recreational organizations that develop activities that promote Taos as a destination for tournaments, events, families and professional athletes.
As County Commission Chairman, Dan Barrone is working closely with the New Mexico Dept. of Transportation and has obtained to improve the traffic congestion, parking, pedestrian and bicycle concerns through our Town.
Investments in public safety should not just be expensive window dressing but should provide real improvements that make our citizens and first responders safer.
As a proven business leader, Dan recognizes that our existing businesses are the heart of our economy, but that they have been ignored too long. For that reason, when the Town was offered and lost the opportunity to become a NM Main Street community, Dan Barrone directed the County to apply for the designation.
Governments working together and the need for shared services is not an option, it is a necessity. The people expect their leaders to work together to reduce costs, not to promote their personal agendas.
We must develop programs in our community and schools that will allow us to hire locally first in filling openings in government, but we must hire those that are the most qualified to deliver the highest quality of services for our citizens, not those whom we are related to, do business with or owe favors to.
Dan Barrone would restore and expand the Town’s grants department and where possible work with the County, UNM, our legislators, the County, the State, the League of Municipalities and the other Enchanted Circle communities to identify and bring in new revenue.
The $48,000,000 secured by Dan Barrone as County Chairman to build the new county complex resulted in $144,000,000 in outside investment into the Taos economy during the worst recession in our lifetime, resulting in needed income to contractors, suppliers, hotels, supermarkets, banks, stores and other Taos employers.
The Barrone’s believe that family and community service are core values to the Taos community and believe that we all should lead by example.
As Taos County Commission Chairman, Dan is leading the effort to respond quickly to requests by the State for the County take over the Ancianos program throughout the county to ensure that services continue to be provided to all of our senior citizens, from home delivered meals to senior transportation and free lunches to those over 60.
Taos county Commission Chairman Dan Barrone is working with local veterans groups, legislative leaders and the Governor’s office to establish Taos as a state pilot project in order to establish a local veterans cemetery to honor those who have served our community and country by allowing them to rest forever here in honor in their home community.
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Taosenos were greeted this Friday to a new a barrage of Darren Cordova commercials making outrageous claims filled with innuendos about charges brought against County Commissioner Dan Barrone in the past for “poaching”.
The ads question Dan’s integrity because of the seriousness of the charges and their repeated nature.
There is only one problem with the commercial; it is untrue, dragging our local politics down… Read More
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
TAOS COUNTY, NM - Taos County was contacted today by the Office of the Inspector General for Housing and Urban Development and it was confirmed that over $782,086.14 will be recovered and returned to the County’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program under an agreement between the US Attorney’s Office, the Inspector General (OIG) for Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Albuquerque Office… Read More
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
TAOS COUNTY, NM - Taos County was contacted today by representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and informed that the County has been selected as one of a handful of federal, state, county and municipal governments nationwide to be recognized for its work over the past decade in hazard planning,… Read More
"As County Commission Chairman, Dan Barrone supported us through the county permitting process in the midst of staunch opposition. He is pro business, with personal knowledge on how difficult it is to start and grow an enterprise.
Dan Barrone knows that removing burdensome hurdles is the best way to enable businesses to survive and thrive."
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In case you missed it...
Daniel R. Barrone has been a popular and effective Taos County Commissioner for six years and County Commission Chairman for four years, overseeing 260 employees and a $48,000,000 annual budget. A long-time Taos resident, he has also been a highly successful businessman in the lumber, housing and construction industries. Mr. Barrone is involved and passionate in many areas, including… Read More
by Bill Whaley | TaosFriction.com
The current administration of the Town has focused on rewarding the few, the private drive for profits, at the expense of the public good: examples include the follies at the Command Center (E911-Dispatch), arbitrary and capricious annexation, controversy at the library, poor m&r at the Youth and Family Center, decaying streets, water and sewer infrastructure, impairment of acequias, spending the historic… Read More
Rumor Walks Among Us
Since a district judge ruled in favor of the County’s lawsuit to quash the 6.5-mile shoestring annexation of the airport, the Town is expected to pay back a minute amount of gross receipts taxes (GRT) collected this year. The Town had hoped, however, to move forward on the airport project, collect the GRT from contractors when construction began to help… Read More
Not only has the current administration in the persons of Mayor Cordova, Councilors Peralta and Abeyta ignored both the historic culture and principles of sound management but the threesome hired a team of itinerant executives to attack other elected officials and subsidized a private radio station to engage in shock jock tactics against those who disagree with their tactics and policies. Nothing could be
by Joan Livingston | Taosnews.com
The ballot is set for the town of Taos election March 4.
In Taos, we have a three-way race for mayor, a six-way race for two seats on town council, and even one for municipal judge. Questa, too, has contested seats.
Some candidates announced early. Others waited until Tuesday (Jan. 7), the official declaration day.
Now the fun begins.
This week… Read More
from the taosnews.com
And they're off! Candidates filed Tuesday (Jan. 7) to run for Taos town council, mayor and municipal judge in the March 4 election.
It’s going to be a field of mostly familiar candidates running in the Taos municipal elections March 4.Read More
by Bill Whaley | taosfriction.com
At District Court on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, Judge Jeff McElroy upheld the motion filed by Taos County to quash the Town of Taos’s shoestring annexation of the Taos Airport because the action by the town council violated state statutes.
The “facts” show, according to the judge, that the town did not file a “petition” for annexation as required by statute.… Read More
Candidates seeking seats on the Taos Town Council, the town mayor seat, and the municipal judge post filed paperwork with the town clerk Tuesday (Jan. 7).
Those filing included:
-Darren Córdova (incumbent)
-Fred PeraltaRead More