Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Water Panel Planned For Region.(Final)

Byline: Dan McKay Journal Staff Writer

Conservation Focus Of the Task Force

Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez announced plans Saturday to create a regional task force that would promote water conservation.

But the mayor also drew criticism for announcing that he won't appoint members to a separate water task force created under a City Council resolution sponsored by Eric Griego and Michael Cadigan.

Chavez last week allowed that resolution, passed by the council earlier this month, to take effect without his signature.

But he said Saturday that the resolution is nullified anyway by a state Legislature bill that transfers authority over Albuquerque's water utility to a joint board, overseen partly by Bernalillo County commissioners. …

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