P.O. Box 2248 Albuquerque, NM 87103
Fax (505) 768-2525
Richard J. Berry, Mayor David Tourek, City Attorney
August 21, 2012Jerry Tufaro, Manager Ramada Hotel & Conference Center 10300 Hotel Ave. NEAlbuquerque, NM 87123Dear Mr. Tufaro:The Mayor has received an e-mail from a concerned constituent regarding the FourthAnnual Conference of a group that calls themselves “Reform Sex Offender Laws”(“RSOL”). The conference will reportedly be held at the Ramada Hotel & ConferenceCenter (“Hotel”) from September 6 through September 9, 2012. The e-mail states thatRSOL was founded by members of the North American Man/Boy Love Association. TheCity Attorney’s Office has confirmed the link between the two associations. Accordingto the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, “the North American Man/Boy Love Association(NAMBLA) is a pedophile and pederasty advocacy organization in the United States that
works to abolish age of consent laws criminalizing adult sexual contact with minors.
Efagene v. Holder
642 F.3d 918, 926, f.n.1 (10
Cir. 2011). Theconference raises public safety concerns which are the subject of this letter. We urge youto contact corporate counsel regarding the liability associated with the conference.We also urge you to notify other guests staying in the Hotel that there is a conference inthe Hotel and some of the attendees advocate legal sexual contact between adults andminors. Your website states that the Hotel has a “24-hour guest laundry and fitnesscenter, the largest outdoor seasonal hotel pool in the NE Heights, hot tub, complimentaryairport/train station shuttle service from 7a to 10p daily, and plenty of parking for largevehicles (motorcoaches and trucks).” We recommend beefed up security and warningsigns, particularly in secluded areas.Furthermore, the Hotel is near Tomasita Elementary School and Kennedy Middle School.The Hotel website lists “local attractions” including Manzano High School and the NewMexico State Fairgrounds. The Hotel advertises “nearby attractions” such as ExploraScience Center and Children’s Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Natural Historyand Science. We are concerned that there is a convention of persons who advocate sex between adults and minors so near locations where minors can be found outside the veilof parental protection.