Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Committee Suggested On Hospital.

Byline: Tara King Journal Staff Writer

Commissioner Wants Citizens To Decide Need

Creating a committee to determine whether a hospital should be built in Valencia County is the next logical step for county officials, County Commissioner Frank Pando said this week.

"I don't know if we need a hospital," Pando said at the commission's regular meeting Tuesday. "Everyone we've talked to says we need something."

Pando, who said he was frustrated with how slowly the commission was moving on the hospital issue, said commissioners need to form a committee to "take the politics out of the issue."

Pando suggested each of the commissioners pick five names, which would be submitted to the public or the commission. …

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