SANTA FE, N.M. — The reality show “The Bachelor” is one of television’s highest-rated shows. But for Santa Fe taxpayers like Jill Meyer, the decision by the Santa Fe City Council to commit between $50,000-$100,000 to try to lure the producers of the show to the state capital is worthy of two thumbs “way down.”

“This is so stupid,” Meyer told New Mexico Watchdog. “We have so many other needs in Santa Fe.”

And a separate pile of money may come from the state.