Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Upgrades On Cruces Bond Vote.(New Mexico & Metro)

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

Fire, Police Training Center Is Biggest Item

LAS CRUCES Citywide park improvements and a police and firefighter training facility hang in the balance today as voters decide whether to issue about $11 million in general obligation bonds.

Two measures are on the ballot. The first, a $6.7 million bond issue, would pay for construction and improvements to City Hall, the main library and other buildings. The second, a $4.2 million bond issue, targets improvements, especially new playground equipment, at 22 city parks.

"The current city budget is extremely tight. These are improvements that need to be made, especially to existing buildings and parks," city public information officer Udell Vigil said. …

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