Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Commission Wonders Why Surveyor Elected.(Journal North)

Byline: Gary E. Salazar Journal Staff Writer

County Official Defends Position

Santa Fe County Surveyor Allen C. Grace is perplexed that commissioners would talk about abolishing his elected position without his knowledge.

The five-member commission discussed doing away with the elected surveyor office, which Grace has held since 2000, at its regular meeting Tuesday.

"I wasn't even informed about it," Grace said. "I found out when I went to the county this morning. I was quite shocked.

"I think it would have been professional and pertinent to inform me."

Tuesday, District 2 Commissioner Paul Duran asked staff what the county would need to do in order to terminate the office as an elected position. …

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