Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cruces Bonds Defeated.(New Mexico)

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

$10.9 Million Tagged For Buildings, Parks

LAS CRUCES City voters Thursday shot down two proposed bond issues, totaling about $11 million, that would have paid for dozens of public building improvements and enhancements to local parks.

With nearly 62 percent voting against, residents rebuffed a proposed $6.7 million bond issue slated for building improvements, including the largest single item in the funding package a $3.8 million police and firefighter training center.

In the second ballot item, 65 percent of voters turned aside a $4.2 million bond issue aimed, in part, at replacing aging playground equipment at 22 city parks. …

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