Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Official Wants to Reinstate Project Fund.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Michael Davis Journal Staff Writer

Sandoval County Commission Chairman Jack Thomas wants to restore the commission's $250,000 project fund to fiscal 2004 budget.

Commissioners tap the fund for projects in their districts, ranging from donations to nonprofit groups to road projects. The money is taken directly off the top of the county general fund, or operating budget.

When the commission approved the preliminary budget for fiscal 2004 last month, Commissioner David Bency proposed an amendment to remove the project fund. It also directed the county administration to pay for budgeted projects with money from a double payment of federal money the county receives in lieu of property tax revenues for federal lands in the county. …

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