Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

County's New Charter May Reflect Current Setup.

Byline: Isabel Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

No Mayor, No Chief Executive Proposed

No mayor, no chief executive with veto power and no governing board significantly different than the current Bernalillo County Commission is likely to be part of the proposed charter for a new county government.

The Urban County Charter Commission decided March 14 on a traditional commission, size to be determined.

The County Commission now has five members. Possible numbers of commissioners under discussion have ranged from seven to 13.

At its meeting at the Paradise Hills Community Center, the charter group debated two other options: a commission with a chief elected official, chosen at large, who has a vote; and a legislative commission plus an executive with veto powers, similar to Albuquerque's council and mayor form of government. …

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