Oct 6, 2017

Albuquerque Bond Questions Win in Landslide Vote


A total of eleven bond proposals passed with an average of 70 percent of the vote in elections held in Albuquerque.

The combined worth of the bonds is $125 million, and will pay for, among other things, the $2 million construction of a new library in the International District, which will be a part of the larger Albuquerque/Bernalillo Library system.

Also included in the funded projects is the $3 million construction of a gymnasium for the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Complex at 7521 Carmel Avenue NE.

The biggest bond victor of the night was the question calling for $14.3 million in storm sewer projects with 76 percent.

Just over 75 percent of voters approved $16.2 million in public safety bonds, and $32.5 million in street repair bonds.

A $14.5 million bond for senior, family, and community center enhancements won with 74 percent; as did a $17.2 million bond for parks and recreation projects.

A $6 million library bond, which will fund the new International District library construction as well as other projects, won with 72 percent of the vote.

Two separate bonds won with exactly 71 percent: a $3.8 million bond for affordable housing projects in the city, and an $11.6 million bond for energy and water conservation, public facilities, and system modernization projects.

A $1.6 million bond for museum and cultural facilities received 68 percent of the vote.

The two smallest victors nevertheless won by large margins: metropolitan redevelopment bonds at $1.3 million; and $6 million for public transportation bonds, winning with 58 and 56 percent of the vote respectively.



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