Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Council May Add Third Meeting.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

City councilors in Rio Rancho may be seeing each other more often if Mayor Jim Owen gets his way.

The mayor has proposed increasing the number of council meetings to three a month with the third being called a "working session."

The purpose of the session, according to the proposed ordinance, is to allow the governing body to make well-informed decisions.

"Because discussion and deliberation at Council meetings includes several issues, the time for the examination and exchange of concentrated information is inadequate ...," the proposed ordinance said. "A scheduled monthly work session would benefit the flow of concentrated information, thus enabling the Governing Body to make well-informed decisions. …

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