Los Ranchos officials meet with residents in hopes of finding common ground

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Los Ranchos has become a community divided over multiple development projects. 

“We intend to keep our charter as a rural community as much as we can,” said Ann Simon, an administrator at Los Ranchos. “We are facing a lot of development pressures and we have a couple of issues that have all come up all at once and I think that is driving a lot of the concern.”

On Thursday, the village is hosting a community discussion in hopes of finding common ground. 

“They are supposed to provide us with some comments in written form or any form they choose, and then our governing body will be able to digest that and understand what it is that the folks are concerned about,” said Donald T. Lopez, the mayor of Los Ranchos. “So as we move forward, we’ll be able to make any revisions, if any are required.”

No solutions will come out of the meeting, however, the concerns that residents are voicing during these discussions are what village officials said they will consider for future projects.