SANTA FE — The city council is set to call another bond election in hopes of getting approval for a new police and municipal court facility.
If the council calls the election, it will be the fourth on the public safety complex. Voters rejected the three previous proposals.
This time, the plan is about $2 million less than previous proposals, and the committee that approved the plan includes some of the most ardent opponents to the previous proposals.
The 10-member Santa Fe Building Committee on Tuesday approved a proposal that calls for the construction of a $3.55 million facility for the police department and municipal court. The committee asked the city council to put the referendum on the May ballot.
“The Santa Fe police station and municipal court is, by all accounts, pathetically inadequate and functionally obsolete,” the committee said in a statement issued Wednesday. “The most cost-effective solution was determined to be new construction on property that is already owned by the city.”
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