City Council to vote on saving funds for park land

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – City councilors could vote Monday night to start saving millions of dollars to buy park land.

Under the bill proposed, the city would set aside 3-percent of the bond money voters approve every couple years for projects around Albuquerque. That would mean about $4 million set aside for purchasing open space.

The bill says with Albuquerque’s economy struggling, now is the time to buy land cheap.

“Open space is priority by the administration and the city for this generation and future generations. Albuquerque lives in a land with incredible serene environments and it’s a priority for the city to make open space available to its residents,” said Gilbert Montaño.

This idea is similar to the 1-percent for the Arts B where 1-percent of bond money is set aside to put up locally made art and sculptures around town. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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