Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Town Hall May Clear Up Facts.(Opinion)


The specter of a consolidated Albuquerque/Bernalillo County government appears to be scaring the daylights out of many residents of the East Mountains.The idea was enough to muster a sizable number of troops to pull together a petition drive asking for a special election that would allow residents to vote on the incorporation of a large swath of the North N.M. 14 corridor as a new municipality.

This complicated process was accomplished in a matter of weeks with the fear of being swallowed up by a consolidated urban county to the west as the primary motivating factor.

Now, residents of Carnuel seem to be feeling similar pressure and have asked neighboring Tijeras to annex their land-grant community. …

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