T or C Commission’s Jan. 13 meeting roundup: public surveillance cameras disclosed, smart-meter appeals process sketched, and more
Without the commission’s official approval or apparent awareness, the police department has installed solar-powered surveillance cameras in six locations around town.
Sierra County Commission selects Commissioner Jim Paxon to serve on board overseeing Spaceport tax revenues
The Sierra County Commission held a special meeting on Jan. 12 to select a new representative to serve on the Spaceport America Regional Spaceport District Board in advance of an expected vote on the allocation of the Spaceport’s gross receipts taxes.
If an enabling bill is passed during the 2021 legislative session, the state will be able to take the first steps toward setting up its own program to provide comprehensive health care for most New Mexicans.
A public bank isn’t a bank for individuals. It’s a banker’s bank created by the state. It doesn’t compete with community banks and credit unions. It partners with them in providing economic development loans.
Dozens of bills under consideration during the New Mexico legislative session beginning Jan. 19 have the potential to revitalize the state’s economy, reform our systems, invest in our communities and protect our planet. Here are the Top 15 bills that have been identified by the Santa Fe-based Retake Our Democracy advocacy organization as “must pass.”
Three Truth or Consequences residents who in December appealed the city’s decision to install smart meters to take electricity readings at their homes intend to ask the city commission for a ruling, the next step in the appeals process.
Manager Madrid springs full-blown concept for $12 million “multigeneration campus” on city commissioners
Madrid is seeking state funding to build a new civic center three blocks north of downtown T or C that he conceived with the assistance of the city’s on-call engineering firm but no input from the commissioners or the public.
Madrid turns Fenn’s lights and heat back on a week later—after Assistant Attorney General intercedes
A letter sent to City Manager Morris Madrid and copied to the city commissioners by Gideon Elliot, assigned to the AG’s consumer and environmental protection division, succeeded in persuading Madrid to restore Fenn’s power and allow him to proceed with his appeal fighting the installation of a smart meter at this home.