Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Councilors Delay Vote on Budget.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

DPS Pay Package Receives Approval

Rio Rancho city councilors Wednesday put a few finishing touches on the city's budget for fiscal year 2004, but will not vote on the $44 million package for two weeks.

The council rearranged the agenda Wednesday night to accommodate Councilor Patty Thomas. Thomas' husband, Sandoval County Commissioner Jack Thomas, is ill. Thomas had to leave the meeting early.

Councilor Robert Radosevich missed the meeting because he was on vacation, said Ed Chismar, acting city administrator.

The council approved a new pay agreement with the Department of Public Safety. The pay package, worth $617,600, was negotiated with the Department of Public Safety Association, the union representing DPS employees. …

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