For nearly a decade, I have been writing that there are standards and accountability issues in the leadership of the APS, and by logical extension and for the same reasons, standards and accountability issues in all levels of government in general.
There is now corroboration of those allegations. A study indicating a situation so bad, even the Journal is reporting on it, link. A far better report was penned by one time NM FOG Executive Director and journalist Gwyneth Doland, link, on NM Politics in Depth.
Power (whether earned or usurped) and accountability vary inversely;
the more powerful you are,As but one example; there really are too many too count;
the less accountable to the rules you become.
a local (former) school board member, Marty Esquivel, has managed to spend nearly three quarters of a million dollars in litigation and legal weaselry in federal court already, in what amounts to a non-viable defense of his and a communication directors' egos, and is not finished spending still.Politicians and public servants are not honestly accountable to meaningful standards of conduct and competence, even within their public service, by their own deliberate choice.
To believe that the situation is going to be fixed by
the people to created and maintain it is absurd.