ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local nonprofit wants a public apology from the county. Bernalillo County and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council recently cut ties.
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County officials say their employees were spending 80 percent of their work day on council duties, which is a violation of the state law.
They point to HR director and now-former council member, Renetta Torres for the misspending. Yet, council founder Jewel Hall says none of that’s true. Now, she and the council want a correction and a public apology for the county’s claims.
A county spokesperson wouldn’t say whether they’d apologize, but Hall says it was not addressed at a private meeting, earlier this week.
County Spokesperson Tia Bland says the county is focused on figuring out how to still offer some support to the organization.