In the face of lower revenue projections, Santa Fe city councilors have approved a budget of about $320 million for the coming fiscal year. The vote came after City Manager Robert Romero described the steps budget planners went through in examining virtually every aspect of operations at city hall. *** In addition to not cutting actual jobs, the city has stepped up its spending on employee retirement and health insurance.
After local news, a talk with city councilor Rebecca Wurzburger about tomorrow's tourism expo. AG Gary King talks about assistance for distressed homeowners facing foreclosure. And Mayor David coss offers some comments on his time in office.
Another departure has been announced at Santa Fe city hall. City Manager Robert Romero says he plans to retire from his $128,000-a-year job. His announcement comes just days after Mayor David Coss said he would not seek a third term in office. Romero has been with city government for 13 years. The mayor says he believes Romero will stay on the job until the March 2014 city elections.
On Tuesday's midday report: When Telemedicine legislation takes effect next month, what's in store for rural New Mexico?...UNM hospital offers a new type of surgery for some types of cancer...Sen. Tom Udall says LANL to get cleanup funds and he feels stymied by others' opposition to close Guantanamo...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
Former Española Mayor Joseph Maestas says he's considering a run for mayor of Santa Fe next year. David Coss recently announced he will not seek a 3rd term. The Santa Fe native noted that when both he and Coss were elected to their respective offices in 2006, they collaborated on immigration reform, regional economic development, and drug interdiction issues.
On Monday's midday report: We talk with a UNM psychiatry professor about the surprising increase in suicides among the 35-64 year old age group...Letter carriers will be collecting food for the Food Depot at your house this weekend...A look at National Weather Service computer models and why they're so often wrong...headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
City water managers have been letting a trickle of water flow from the reservoirs into the Santa Fe River over the past few days. Plans call for assessing how much water is flowing from snowmelt into the reservoir today. Then, according to the New Mexican, they'll decide whether to allow the trickle to continue. A city ordinance allows 1,000 acre feet of water into the river during the year, providing there's enough in the reservoirs.
On Friday's midday report: … Still looking for hidden treasure? The Santa Fean who says he has hidden a million dollars worth of stuff gives yet another clue…Scientists at the Los Alamos national lab are keeping an eye on the Mars Curiosity Rover as they steer and guide it over the surface of the Red Planet…And the state library here in Santa Fe announces winners of a contest this afternoon….headlines...60 Seconds with Christopher Hagen...
Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District has made comment on Santa Fe Mayor David Coss' announcement that he will not seek a third term. Luján says he looks forward to working with Coss for the remainder of his term. Coss explained his decision to KSFR News…****
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 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.