Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

AG Backs Off Any Action Over Precinct.

Byline: Carolyn Appelman Journal Staff Writer

Commission Violated Open Meetings Act

The state Attorney General's Office says it won't pursue action against the Sandoval County Commission for an open meeting violation last spring because the county has admitted its error and has taken steps to remedy the problem.

"Since Sandoval County Commission has acknowledged the alleged violations, and taken corrective action to remedy the violations at their September 21, 2000, meeting, this office will not pursue this matter further and will consider it closed unless further information is provided to us which necessitates further action," Assistant Attorney General Lawrence Otero wrote in his Oct. 27 letter to County Attorney Walter Hart.

Sandoval County officials have said a new precinct near Placitas was approved March 16 after a commission meeting had adjourned. …

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