Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

School Tax Hike Attacked.

Byline: Wren Propp Journal Staff Writer

Board, Citizens Seek Compromise

Members of the Pecos school board and leaders of a group irate over a board decision that increased property taxes by 50 percent in the small community agreed Wednesday to sit down and talk as long as state legislators were at the same table.

"If we all can give a little, perhaps we can all get a lot," George Adelo, an attorney representing about 200 property owners in the town, said at a board meeting Wednesday.

Adelo and leaders of the taxpayers' group initially asked the board Wednesday to rescind its April decision made without a ballot issue for voters to borrow $2. …

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