Updated: Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009, 5:53 PM MST
Published : Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009, 5:53 PM MST
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque doesn't know how much the city could receive should the stimulus plan pass Congress, but it already is planning to make sure the money goes where it's supposed to.
Mayor Martin Chávez has put together 10 implementation teams to track the spending.
The teams are designated to public safety, housing, energy, education and infrastructure.
Chávez said he believes the stimulus package will bring more jobs to New Mexico and help families who need good paying jobs.
"It's not whether one agrees with the stimulus package," he told KRQE News 13. "It's a reality.
"Now we need to do our job and implement it."
Chávez said some of the stimulus dollars could help hospitals, health care and infrastructure and also expand tax credits for employers who hire post-9/11 veterans.