Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Public Comment Invited at Charter Hearing.

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

East Mountains residents can voice their concerns about the new government charter being developed by Bernalillo County's Urban County Charter Commission at a public hearing scheduled for Saturday.

The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the city-county chambers in Downtown Albuquerque.

The Urban County Charter Commission is charged with developing a framework for a new Bernalillo County government with home-rule powers. As an "urban" or home-rule government, the county can enlarge the Bernalillo County Commission and appoint officials such as the clerk, treasurer and sheriff.

So far, the UCCC has decided to have a commission-manager form of government where elected officials would serve four-year terms. …

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