Council set to decide items for November ballot

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The City Council is set to decide what issues Albuquerque voters will have a chance to weigh in on this November.

Councilors plan to bundle three issues, giving the council power to approve and fire police and fire chiefs, change special elections and GO bond money. The mayor is in favor of all three.

The council also plans to take separate votes on reducing pot penalties and increasing sales tax an eighth of a percent to help people suffering from mental illness. The mayor is not in favor of those proposals.

Last week, he vetoed a bundle with all the issues together, but even if the council and mayor approve the changes, all the issues may not make it on the ballot because of a lack of space. That will still ultimately be up to the county commission.

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