Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Records Battle In TorC.(New Mexico)

Byline: Tania Soussan Journal Staff Writer

Commissioner Says Request Challenged

A Truth or Consequences city commissioner's recent request for bank statements sparked a dispute over access to public records.

Commissioner Lois Reaver-Black said she asked the city finance director for copies of city bank statements but met opposition from the city manager.

Reaver-Black said City Manager Sam Isom asked her why she wanted the records and said in a memo that public records requests had to go through him.

"I was getting pretty tired of being treated like a fourth-class citizen," Reaver-Black said.

Isom said in an interview that he did nothing wrong. …

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