As reported by – New Mexico Business Weekly
The city of Albuquerque can put a $50 million bond issue to rebuild the Paseo del Norte and I-25 interchange on the Nov. 6 ballot, New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran said Wednesday.
The agreement worked out among Duran’s office, the city and the state Attorney General’s Office would require the city to waive its voter identification requirement for that one election, Albuquerque MayorRichard Berry said Wednesday afternoon. Such a waiver would require the vote of seven of Albuquerque’s nine city councilors, Berry said.
Attorney General Gary King’s office issued an opinion Aug. 16 saying the bond question, a municipal matter, could not be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot because that is a statewide election.
Berry said he is still hoping the city council will vote to approve the project when it meets Sept. 5 without having to go to voters.
The rebuild project will cost $105 million, $50 million of which will be provided by the federal government and $30 million by the state.