Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Payne Resigns Land-Use Seat After Dispute Over Proposal.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Olivier Uyttebrouck Journal Staff Writer

* Councilor withdraws resignation from post on City Council finance committee

City Councilor Greg Payne resigned his seat on the land-use committee and questioned a common practice that allows last-minute changes to bills at City Council meetings.

On Tuesday, Payne tendered his resignation to both the finance and land-use committees the two key City Council committees. But Payne later decided Wednesday to retain his post on the finance committee.

"I don't believe the committee process is very effective at all," Payne said Wednesday. "All the work the council does happens at City Council meetings. …

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