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Adult Guardianship in New Mexico

Hannah Colton devotes the show today to the subject of adult guardianship in New Mexico. Last spring, after a series of articles published in the Albuquerque Journal, the NM Supreme Court appointed a New Mexico Adult Guardianship Study Commission. Three meetings remain on the commission's schedule this year. Allegations of fraud and abuse by court-appointed corporate guardians continue in NM, with an indictment against Ayudando Guardians of Albuquerque for allegedly defrauding clients of $4...

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Affordable Housing in Santa Fe: Public Housing, Rental Housing and Housing for Artists who Qualify

Today's show features Ed Romero of Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority; Alexandra Ladd of the City of Santa Fe's Office of Affordable Housing; and Cyndi Conn who is Executive Director of Creative Santa Fe whose Siler Yards: Art + Creativity Center will go back and try to get LIHTC funding in the competitive round in 2018, after not being award the tax-credit funding this year. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ksfrnews/Show83.mp3

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  On Thursday's midday report: Mayor David Coss says he won’t run for a third term in office. Rumors are starting to circulate as to who might – we’ll talk to one of the potential candidates…New Mexico’s Rail Runner commuter train is coming up on its seventh anniversary in July. We’ll find out how the rail line is doing financially and in meeting customer needs…headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

Santa Fe mayor will not seek reelection

May 2, 2013

Santa Fe Mayor David Coss has just announced he will not seek a third term in office. That leaves the field wide open for aspiring candidates to the city's top post in next year's election.

Coss says he has yet to make any decisions regarding his future political life but told Hutton Broadcasting this morning that his decision could be seen as clearing a path for seeking other office in the future.

Coss made an attempt to run for New Mexico’s House of Representatives District 46 last year but was defeated in the primary.

Santa Fe has more than a half-million dollars in unpaid water bills, and plans are developing to collect it.  City council's Public Utilities Committee has begun looking at options. An ordinance on the books allows the city to disconnect delinquent customers after 90 days but procedures for doing it are not clear. The New Mexican reports that the city of Rio Rancho begins taking steps to cut off delinquent customers after two to three weeks.

In today's features, a talk with new Santa Fe Airport Manager Francey Jesson as new services begin.  Mora County has a ban on oil and gas extractions -- the first such action in the nation.  And New Mexicans with outstanding warrants are being offered a sort of amnesty.

Court officials have set June 5th to begin the move into the new district courthouse.  Court administrator Steven Pacheco tells KSFR News that the move entails bringing existing courtroom seating from the old courthouse because new seating will not arrive until the end of July.  It was ordered late because of delays in funding.  Because of the move, court will be closed from June 5th, reopening on the 10th. 

June 5 courthouse moving date

Apr 30, 2013

Court officials have set June 5th to begin the move into the new district courthouse.  

Court administrator Steven Pacheco tells KSFR News that the move entails bringing existing courtroom seating from the old courthouse because new seating will not arrive until the end of July.  It was ordered late because of delays in funding.  

Because of the move, court will be closed from June 5th, reopening on the 10th.    

On Tuesday's midday report: A fight seems to be brewing among board members of the Lamy Railroad and History Museum over the decision to close the Legal Tender restaurant...A state elected leaders call for job expansion, reports say UNM's hospital is outsourcing 50 clerical jobs out of state...Fire restrictions for both the city and the county of Santa Fe are on the way...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen....

Santa Fe city council will be getting a draft of next year's city budget in time for a vote on May 8th.  The finance committee has wrapped up work on the spending plan that anticipates about the same amount of income as this year.  The New Mexican reports the budget provides no wage increases and would eliminate some city jobs that are currently vacant. The plan also doesn't call for increasing taxes.  

On Monday's midday report:  The Lamy Rail Road and History museum has told the Legal Tender restaurant that operates in the museum to shut down. We'll speak with the museum's president to find out why...A Santa Fe-based think tank responsible for any number of new state laws and policies is on a new quest to open up New Mexico's primary elections to all registered voters, not just those in the two major parties...And details on the police department's giveaway of free gun locks...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...

Former police chief Arik Wheeler is under investigation on allegations he improperly released a pickup truck from the city's impound lot. The vehicle had been seized in a DWI incident.  The allegations say that Wheeler released the vehicle to the owner without authority.  Wheeler is now a police captain who served for a little more than a year as chief.  

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MONDAY August 7 - When China took control of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom in 1997, Deng Xiaoping promised the island would always be run by Hong Kong people. But veteran Hong Kong journalist Stephen Vines says the promise has been bent if not broken. The Hong Kong people running the island territory take their orders from Beijing TUESDAY August 8 - When it comes to experience with immigration policy and the inner working for ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement service, reporter...

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