Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Chavez: Rebook Election.(Final)

Byline: Jim Ludwick Journal Staff Writer

Sept. Date Would Save City Money

Mayor Martin Chavez is asking the City Council to schedule a Sept. 23 municipal election instead of holding it in October as originally planned.

A statewide election will be held Sept. 23 to deal with proposed constitutional amendments on education issues.

Holding the city election at the same time could save Albuquerque about $150,000, Chavez said.

The election would cover four seats on the City Council.

It also would cover a $139 million capital program that would be presented to voters as a package of bond issues that would be repaid with property taxes. …

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