Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Council Endorses Environmental Study.

Byline: Arley Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

Mayor's Vote Breaks Deadlock On Issue

The Belen City Council, in a split vote, endorsed continuing an environmental impact study for a proposed additional river crossing in Valencia County.

Councilors Jeff Trembly and Richard Jaramillo voted Monday in favor of continuing the study while councilors Rudy Jaramillo and Terese Ulivarri voted against it. Mayor Ronnie Torres cast the tie-breaking vote in favor.

"I don't think I should make a decision until I have all the information; It's totally wrong to do that," Torres said in phone interview Wednesday.

He added, "My vote was strictly just for the completion of the study, not for the bridge project itself. …

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