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Albuquerque city leaders to vote on legislative and budget priorities

Patrick Hayes
December 03, 2018 05:38 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Albuquerque city council members will discuss their plans for the 2019 legislative session Monday night.

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City Councilor Klarissa Peña represents District 3 and told KOB the city needs the legislature’s help to pay for some of the items.

"Obviously there's even more but in order to accomplish this, I think if we narrow it down to a few select projects we'll have more success," Pena said. 

Some of the items being discussed include $30 million for updating a radio system for first responders, $28 million for a new shelter and another $30 million for redeveloping the rail yards.

As KOB previously reported, state lawmakers will be working with a $2 billion surplus during the 2019 session which starts Jan. 15.

"We have such tremendous needs in the city of Albuquerque and really narrowing down those needs to what we need to focus on to move the dial is daunting work and requires the work of not only the administration but all nine councilors," Peña said.

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