Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

13 To Be Named Today To Write County Charter.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Isabel Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

Thirteen people are expected to be asked today to help create a blueprint for a new and more powerful Bernalillo County government.

"Each of the commissioners has their selections for the committee, and the names will be announced and acted upon at the meeting," County Manager Juan Vigil said Monday.

The County Commission by Jan. 1 must choose a group to write a charter for an "urban county." Today's commission meeting, which starts at 3 p.m., is the last this year.

Once a charter is approved by voters, the urban county will have greater powers and probably a bigger governing body than the five commissioners Bernalillo County has now. …

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