Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Incorporation Petition Delayed.

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

County Tells Advocates Payment For Census Must Accompany Signatures

About 300 East Mountains residents have signed a petition calling for a special election to vote on incorporation of a large part of the area.

But when proponents of incorporation tried to file the petition with Bernalillo County on Monday, County Attorney Tito Chavez told them they also needed to turn in money for a census at the same time.

"State law requires that money for a census be filed with the petition to determine whether or not there is at least one person per acre (living in the proposed incorporation area)," said Chavez. …

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