Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Circus Permit Being Held Up, Shriners Say.

Byline: Miguel Navrot Journal Staff Writer

Some of Santa Fe's local Shriners are accusing City Councilor Frank Montano of stalling consideration by City Council of the annual Shriner circus this year.

Montano supports further city regulations on circus performances but denied holding up the Shriners' request; he said the organization is being quarrelsome.

Shriners are "the ones making it extremely passionate and difficult," Montano said. "There is nothing I'm doing that's interfering with their circus."

Montano said he will try to have the City Council postpone consideration of the Santa Fez Shriner Club's circus permit application at Wednesday's meeting. …

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