Just Make It Stop!
Mayor Martin Chavez decreed all outdoor city property off limits to smoking earlier this summer. At the Sept. 17 meeting, Councilor Ken Sanchez moved a bill that would allow smoking in certain outdoor areas of Isotopes Stadium, but it failed 3-4, Councilors Michael Cadigan, Sally Mayer, Isaac Benton and Martin Heinrich opposed. Councilor Brad Winter's bill giving a 5 percent to 10 percent break to small, local businesses on some city job bids passed 8-1, Mayer opposed.
In the ongoing, need-a-scorecard battle between animal advocates, Mayer introduced a bill to hold up about $1.3 million in funds for animal services until Chavez explains why he reorganized those services into a new, semi-separate department, leaving nine budgeted positions unfilled.
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