Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Councilors Cautious On Center.(Journal North)

Byline: John T. Huddy Journal Staff Writer

Convention Facility Critic Pans Report Urging Action

A new convention center would be nice.

But a University of Texas economics professor and some city leaders are coming down on the side of caution in regard to moving forward with plans to build a new convention center in Santa Fe, one projected to cost upward of $40 million.

"My bottom line is the bottom line," said City Councilor Karen Heldmeyer. "I want to know if we can afford this just with lodgers tax?"

Heldmeyer echoed the thoughts of other councilors at a special council study session Wednesday to discuss a set of reports examining the construction of a new convention center. …

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