The Alibi endorses all bonds in 2010. Here's a quick rundown:
General Obligation Flood Control Bonds
The Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority wants $20 million for flood control and storm water quality projects, and to meet Environmental Protection Act standards.
Bernalillo County Bonds
Together would cost $25 million
Would put $1,500,000 toward books and materials
Public Safety Bonds
Seeks $500,000 to construct and equip public safety buildings
Parks and Recreation Bonds
Asks for $2,300,000 for improving recreational facilities and outfitting them with new features
Health Facilities Bonds
Requests $2,300,000 to create a facility that houses public family health services
Would put $12 million toward paving deteriorated roads in unincorporated parts of the county, cleaning up existing major traffic arteries, adding bike trails and improving landscaping
Storm Sewer and Wastewater Bonds
Seeks $6,400,000 to improve drains, inlets, drainage facilities, ponds, curbs and gutters around the county
Together would cost $175,540,244
Bond Question A: Senior citizen facilities
Would spend $7,790,320 on construction, improvements and equipment for 93 senior facilities in 27 counties
Bond Question B: Libraries
Seeks $7,082,100 for library projects, including $2 million for books and resources in the Cultural Affairs Department, $2 million for the Higher Education Department, and $2 million for the Public Education Department
Bond Question C: Public schools
Asks for $5,100,000 for pre-K classrooms, and books and materials for all grades. About $500,000 would go to purchasing school buses.
Bond Question D: Higher education and special schools
Requests $155,567,824 total, divided between the state's universities and institutes, the New Mexico School for the Deaf, the Higher Education Department, and the Indian Affairs Department. The University of New Mexico would get money to renovate and construct buildings, including $12 million to demolish and reconstruct an outpatient services building at Carrie Tingley Hospital and $10 million for the construction of a chemistry building.
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