Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mayor, Fire Chief Want New Station.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Lynn Tefft Melton Journal Staff Writer

* City officials weigh letting voters decide on $2 million replacement for old, cramped No. 5

Fire Chief Morris Huling and Mayor Jim Baca say they want to replace a cramped and deteriorating Station No. 5 with a $2 million fire house near Louisiana and Central NE.

The city is considering whether to put the expenditure on the ballot for voters to decide during the bond election a year from now, Baca said.

"That station is one of the busiest in the country and is totally inadequate," he said.

Huling and Baca have said one possibility would be to buy or lease land on the State Fairgrounds for the station. …

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