Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Baca Wants Ballpark Election.

Byline: Olivier Uyttebrouck Journal Staff Writer

Voters Would Get Say on Bond Issue, Stadium Site in May

Mayor Jim Baca on Wednesday called for a special election in late May that would ask Albuquerque voters to approve up to $15 million in general obligation bonds to pay for a Triple A baseball stadium.

Baca said voters also should be asked to choose between building a new Downtown ballpark or renovating the existing Sports Stadium.

City Council would have to approve the plan for an election.

"It will allow the voter the option of deciding where the stadium will be," Baca said at a news conference outside City Hall as Councilors Tim Kline and Brad Winter stood at his side. …

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