Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Budget woes prompt city to reconsider annexation

Although is has been seemingly quit for a while, once again things are happening "behind the scenes". Thanks to Santa Fe New Mexican reporter Julie Ann Grim for today's article that tells us that "Three members of the City Council are sponsoring a plan to renegotiate a settlement agreement with Santa Fe County and private developers that called for the city to expand its jurisdiction by thousands of acres before the end of 2013".

Read the full article here.

We pointed out the cost-challenges to the City at every step of the Annexation process. The Santa Fe New Mexican ran an editorial in August, 2010 pointing out the problem. The Police Union stated they were not prepared.  We were promised "Community Planning Meetings" in the aftermath of the final agreement for annexation of Area 1 - so we are surprised to learn of this development from the newspaper, rather than from the City. We are reaching out to City and Count representatives in an effort to learn more. Stay tuned