Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Griego Taken To Hospital.(Final)

Byline: Dan Mckay

The City Council adjourned suddenly Monday night after President Vince Griego became ill.

"We may fight a lot up here, but we care deeply for each other," Councilor Sally Mayer said. "It would be inappropriate to continue tonight."

The council could reconvene a special meeting next week.

The episode occurred about 8:15 p.m. as councilors were wrapping up debate on a proposal to fast-track extending Paseo del Norte.

Griego was silent for awhile during the debate before councilors noticed and called for a break. Staff members and councilors crowded around Griego, and then helped him out of the council chambers.

Paramedics tended to him, and he was taken to Presbyterian Hospital for observation. …

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