Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mesa del Sol Road Funds Off Gov.'s List.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Isabel Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

Extension Would Give Better Access

The state Land Office says a funding request for a crucial road at Mesa del Sol has been turned down by Gov. Gary Johnson for the second time.

Last year, Land Commissioner Ray Powell Jr. said Thursday, Johnson vetoed $1 million for designing and planning a three-mile extension to University Boulevard, which would give better access to the amphitheater, playing fields and future industrial sites.

The governor said the Land Office should have asked for the money as a capital outlay expenditure, Powell said. Capital outlay is money spent on acquiring or improving land, buildings and equipment. …

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