Melt Down

Laura Sanchez
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At the June 20 meeting, city councilors braced for a session running into early morning, but a Democratic walkout cleared the chamber before 10:45 p.m.

During public comment, six people spoke against Mayor Martin Chavez’s plan to shut down all-ages music venues that serve liquor.

An administration bill allocating $60,000 for yet another study of a Downtown arena drew questions from Councilor Eric Griego.

Chief Financial Officer Gail Reese said this study would consider financial feasibility in light of the arena slated for Rio Rancho. The bill passed unanimously.

Facing a legislative backlog, councilors announced a special meeting on June 30 before their July vacation. Councilor Debbie O’Malley was excused.

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