Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

$44 Million Budget Goes to City Council.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

Rio Rancho's proposed $44 million budget for fiscal year 2004 is now up for approval by the city council.

The final public comment session occurred Tuesday night, when the city's mayor and councilors heard comments from five departments in their fourth public comment session in two weeks.

About 40 people were there at the start of the meeting, but all had left well before the end.

Councilors voted to add 100 requests for funding into the budget, three were withdrawn, and one was turned down.

That one was a proposal by councilor Patty Thomas to build a "noise block wall" along Unser between Spring and Black Hills Road. …

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