Santa Fe County Deputy Jeremy Martin Fundraiser

Some of you are aware that Deputy Martin left a wife and three children with another child due very soon.  The following narrative is self-explanatory and comes from an Edgewood officer who worked with Deputy Martin.  I hope you will read the narrative and peruse the flier and allow them it to move you toward a generous donation.  Please know, any donation is a generous donation.

From Edgewood Police Officer David Lovato:

Jeremy MartinLaw

Information On Legislation From Santa Fe County Republican Committee

The information found below is of interest to all New Mexico Conservatives.  A flap of the cap to the Santa Fe County Republican Party for their work on this.

Republican Party of Santa Fe County
 
Sat.; Feb. 09, 2013

Contents Links
House & Senate Sessions
Monday, Feb. 4
Tuesday, Feb 5
Wednesday, Feb 6
Friday, Feb. 08
Saturday, Feb. 09
Other Stuff
Contacting Legislators
Session Links
Fed. Gov. Contacts
   E-mail
   Phone
   Mail
   E-mail   
   E-mail
Rep. Lujan Grisham
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   E-mail
   DC Phone
   Mail
News Media
Face Right
Republican Party of
Santa Fe Legislative
Session Newsletter

 
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To give you a complete picture of Roundhouse happenings, we included  ALL House and Senate Committee Meetings in this Newsletter.   See you at the Roundhouse!!
Your Executive Committee
   

Daily
House & Senate Sessions
The New Mexico House and Senate usually convene daily between 10:00 am and 11:00 am.Click on the following links for House and Senate Daily Calendars:House Floor Sessions

Senate Floor Sessions

Web Casting:  Floor Sessions and many Committee Hearings are Web Cast.  Click on this link:

Web Casting

Monday; Feb. 11
8:00 A.M.  HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE Room 317 

HB 111 EDUCATION DEPT. PAYS FOR STANDARDS TESTS
HB 268 SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDING MATCH WAIVERS
HB 273 PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY LEASE PAYMENTS
HB 290 K-3 PLUS PROGRAM SCHOOL BUSES

8:30 A.M. SENATE RULES COMMITTEE Room 321

APPOINTMENTS:
–ROBERT SHILLING Chief, New Mexico State Police

–PATRICK BARNCASTLE New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board
–COLONEL GREG MYERS Secretary, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Mgt.

SB 15 CAMPAIGN FINANCE REQUIREMENTS
SB 16 PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING CHANGES

SB 356 ELECTION PROCEDURES & PROCESS
SM 22 STUDY TOBACCO USE & EMPLOYER COSTS

 

1:30 P.M. or 30 min after Floor Session  HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE  Room 309

HB 62 ELECTRONIC PROFESSIONAL LICENSE RENEWAL
HB 304 HUMAN TRAFFICKING CIVIL REMEDIES & SERVICES
HB 121 HUMAN TRAFFICKING PENALTIES
HB 42 CITY ORDINANCE VIOLATION APPEALS
HJR 2 SCHOOL ELECTION TIMING, CA
HB 52 FIRST-TIME DWI FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM
HB 178 ELECTRONIC CRIMINAL CITATIONS & FEES
HB 19 STATUS OF WATER RIGHTS UNDER LEASE
HB 86 YOUTH CLUB & TEAM CHILD ABUSE REPORTING
HB 60 SPECIFY HEALTH CARE FACILITY DRUG TESTING
HB 151 ELECTION OF CERTAIN MAGISTRATE JUDGES
HB 358 ADD JUDICIAL STANDARDS COMMISSION MEMBERS
HM 7 EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT RATIFICATION DEADLINE

 

1:30 P.M. or 15 min. after Floor Session  HOUSE TAXATION & REVENUE COMMITTEE  Room 317

HB 379 FILM PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT INCREASE
3:00 P.M. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE Room 322
Capital Outlay Funding Overview and Potential Project Funding,
 

Tuesday; Feb. 12
8:00 A.M.  HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE  Room 317

HB 111 EDUCATION DEPT. PAYS FOR STANDARDS TESTS
HB 268 SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDING MATCH WAIVERS
HB 273 PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY LEASE PAYMENTS

HB 290 K-3 PLUS PROGRAM SCHOOL BUSES

 

 

8:00 A.M.  HOUSE HEALTH, GOVERNMENT & INDIAN AFFAIRS COMM  Room 309

CONSENT CALENDAR
HB 209 AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SERVICES

HB 228 UNM LAW SCHOOL SOUTHWEST INDIAN LAW CLINIC

HB 229 SANTA CLARA PUEBLO ADULT DAYCARE CENTER
HB 230 DEV. DISABILITY PROVIDER COST-OF-LIVING

HB 233 PTSD SERVICES FOR VETERANS
HB 284 PROMOTE NATIVE AMERICAN SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY
HB 322 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY REIMBURSEMENT RATES
HB 323 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WAIVER PROGRAM
HB 340 NORTHERN NM BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PROGRAMMING

REGULAR CALENDAR
HB 152 PROTECTIVE VESTS FOR POLICE DOGS (TRIPP)
HB 168 NM HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE ACT
HB 170 VOLUNTEER HEALTHCARE FOR THE UNDERSERVED ACT
HB 171 INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TELEMEDICINE SERVICES
HB 186 ORYX HUNTING FOR VETERANS AT RESIDENT RATE
HB 191 COMMISSION ON STATUS OF WOMEN

HB 195 HUMAN TRAFFICKING CENTER HOTLINE NOTICE
HB 199 ARTS & CULTURAL DISTRICT DESIGNATION

8:00 am  HOUSE VOTERS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE Room 305

HB 225 ELECTRONIC VOTER REGISTRATION UPDATES

HB 232 SCHOOL DISTRICT CAMPAIGN REPORTING ACT
HB 368 RENUMBER SAN JUAN PRECINCT NUMBERS
HB 392 PUBLIC EDUCATION COMMISSION AS INDEPENDENT
HJR 10 LAND GRANT FUND DISTRIBUTION, CA

 8:30 A.M.  HOUSE TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE  Room 315 
HB 183 /a COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE RETESTING

HB 466 DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEE RAISES
HM 1 WILDLIFE-VEHICLE COLLISION STUDY

1:30 or after floor session  HOUSE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE  Room 309

HB 254 ESCROW BONDS & AUDITS

HB 256 SELF-SERVICE STORAGE LIENS & DEADLINES
HB 263 FALSE PROPERTY TITLE CLAIMS

HB 285 PIPELINE SAFETY ACT VIOLATION PENALTIES
HB 299 TAX ADMINISTRATION ACT CHANGES
HJM 27 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL JOBS COUNCIL

1:30 P.M.  HOUSE CONSUMER AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Room 315

HB 295 ELECTRONIC & ONLINE PROMOTION OF PROSTITUTION

HB 297 FIREARM PENALTIES FOR SENTENCING
HB 301 DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE DEFINITIONS
HB 346 RAISE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AGE TO 18
HB 362 DWI CHEMICAL TEST SEARCH WARRANTS
HB 431 DWI VEHICLE SEIZURES
HB 241 COMPACT WITH AMERICA

1:30 P.M.  HOUSE LABOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE  Room 305

HB 325 WORK SHARE PROGRAM FOR REDUCING HOURS

HB 329 RECOVERY OF CERTAIN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
HB 351 EMPLOYEE PREFERENCE ACT
HB 388 HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT CREDIT PURCHASE

1:30 P.M. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE Room 322

(430) Public Regulation Commission

(419) Economic Development Department
(333) Taxation and Revenue Department

2:00 P.M. or 1/2 hour after Session SENATE PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE   Room 321 

SB 375 ALBUQUERQUE YOUTH DIGITAL MEDIA TRAINING
SB 388 MORA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
SB 400 RURAL HEALTH WORK FORCE PROGRAM
SB 408 HUMAN SERVICES DEPT. PRIMARY CARE TRAINING
SB 417 PUBLIC HUMANITIES PROGRAMS
SB 425 SANTA FE MEAL DELIVERY SERVICES
SB 174 REPEAL ANIMAL SHELTER BOARD & MOVE DUTIES
SB 203 JUVENILE DETENTION REQUIREMENTS
SB 207 CRIMINAL RESTITUTION REQUIREMENTS
SB 223 PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SB 224 CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT WITH LABOR ORGANIZATIONS
SB 226 HEALTH SECURITY ACT
SB 248 DRIVER EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR REQUIREMENTS
SB 252 CHILDREN’S CODE ABUSE & NEGLECT CHANGES

SB 260 ACADEMIC SUCCESS THROUGH REMEDIATION ACT
SB 262 CRIMES OF STRANGULATION & SUFFOCATION
SB 270 UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ATTORNEY FEES
SB 280 CLASS A COUNTY MANUFACTURED HOME INSPECTIONS

SB 281 FAMILY, INFANT, TODDLER PROGRAM 2003 STUDY
SB 290 INCREASE CERTAIN CARELESS DRIVING PENALTIES
SB 305 REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN FETAL DEATHS

 

2:30 P.M.  or 1/2 hour after Session  SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE  Room 321

SB 12 NMFA CHANGES
C/SB 30 HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION ACT
C/SB 65 PRE-RELEASE MEDICAID FOR INCARCERATED PERSONS
SB 84 LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY HEARING OFFICERS

SB 132 UNIFORM ENFORCEMENT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT
SB 143 INTENSIVE PROBATION & PAROLE OFFICER CASELOAD
SB 146 UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE SECURED TRANSACTIONS
SB 172 SIGNED LANGUAGE PRACTICES BOARD
SB 182 PROCUREMENT CODE CHANGES
SB 259 INCREASE ALCOHOL SERVER TRAINING FREQUENCY

Wednesday; Feb. 13
 8:00 A.M.  HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE   Room 317

HB 67 ACADEMIC CONTENT & PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

HB 291 SCHOOL DEFERRED-MAINTENANCE ISSUES
HB 314 CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITY PROCEDURES
HB 23 HIGHER ED FACULTY TENURE CONDITIONS

8:00 A.M.  HOUSE ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEERoom 309

HB 267 UTILITY ENERGY EFFICIENCY & LOAD MANAGEMENT

HB 330 RENEWABLE ENERGY EQUIPMENT VALUATION
HB 335 WATER RESOURCE TESTING & DAMAGE REMEDIES
HB 415 PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY CONTAMINANT TESTING

 

8:00 A.M. SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE Room 311 

SB 47 SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTERS

SB 157 PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPT. RULES PROCEDURES
SB 164 EQUALIZATION GUARANTEE AT SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
SB 263 BERNALILLO GED EDUCATIONAL TRAINING
SB 338 DEFINE VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOL & MORATORIUM

 

1:30 p.m.  SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE   Room 322 

(690) Children, Youth and Families Department
(624) Aging and Long-Term Services Department

 

2:00 P.M. or after Floor Session  HOUSE EDUCATION SUB-COMMITTEE Room 318

HB 247 MILITARY WAR VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND

HB 378 NORTHERN NM YOUTH SCIENCE & MATH PROGRAM
HB 387 MLK COMMISSION COLLEGE PREP TEST PROGRAM
HB 434 BERNALILLO MATH & SCIENCE SKILLS PROGRAM
HB 278 AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

2:00 P.M. or 1/2 hr after Session  SENATE CORPORATIONS AND TRANSPORATION COMMITTEE Room 311

SB 176 SUBDIVISION ACT DEFINITIONS
SB 278 REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS, MANAGEMENT & TRAINING
SB 279 APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES (RUE
SB 352 AIRLINE EMPLOYEE SHIFTS AND HOURS
SB 376 ALBUQUERQUE WEST CENTRAL REVITALIZATION
SB 386 TRAVEL INSURANCE SALES (LEAVELL
SB 399 LOCAL BUSINESS & CONTRACTOR PREFERENCE
SB 414 CALL CENTER RELOCATION TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES

Thursday; Feb 14
8:30 A.M.  HOUSE TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE  Room 315 

HB 81 MOTOR VEHICLE TAX TO ROAD FUND & REQUIREMENTS
HB 105 STATE AVIATION FUND USES
HB 116 CAR RESTRAINTS FOR ALL PASSENGERS
HB 155 REPLACEMENT FEES FOR CAR DISABILITY PLACARDS
SJM 18 “BEN LUJAN MEMORIAL HIGHWAY”

 

1:30 p.m.  HOUSE LABOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE   Room 305
HB 277 PROHIBIT CERTAIN EMPLOYER-REQUIRED MEETINGS  

HB 426 SUNSHINE PORTAL AGENCIES & INFO

HB 430 WORKERS’ COMP GUIDES & COMMITTEE
HB 436 ALBUQUERQUE JOB SKILLS TRAINING

Friday; Feb 15
No meetings scheduled as of Saturday; Jan 26

Saturday; Feb 16
No meetings scheduled as of Saturday; Feb. 16 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm  GAIR Special Orchestra 

Other Stuff 
(Info in Tomorrow’s Weekly Newsletter)
Monday; Feb 11:  SFFRW Luncheon; Featuring Senate Minority Floor Leader Stuart Ingle

–Santa Fe Hilton Hotel

–11:30 a.m

–Members $25; Non-Members $28

–Availability? Call 505 795 1109

Tuesday; Feb 12:  Capitalist Forum; Rio Chama Restaurant–President’s Room; 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Featuring:–Richard Csoski, President/CEO of the Rail Yard Corporation reporting on Santa Fe Taxpayer $14,000,000 investment in the Rail Yard Project–Sarah Noss, Executive Director, The Farmers Market Institute will give us a quick overview of the Farmers Market
Wednesday; Feb 13:  Ash Wednesday
Thursday; Feb 14:   Valentine’s Day

Saturday; Feb 16:  Grand Opening; Than Povi Fine Art Gallery; North of SF Opera–Next to Gabriel’s Restaurant; www.thanpovi.com; 505 455 9988

–10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

–10:30 a.m. Official Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday; Feb 19:  Republican Party of SF County February Meeting; 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.; SF Woman’s Club; 1616 Old Pecos Trail; Featuring:
  • John Billingsley, Chairman; New Mexico Republican Party

Thursday; Feb 21:  Republican Party of New Mexico Legislative Reception; Meet and Spend Time With Our Republican Legislators

  • The Inn & Spa at Loretto
  • 6:00 to 8:00 p.m
  • Individual Tickets $250/ Sponsorship Information Contact–Robert Perea  505 610 1831 or rperea1@gmail.com
  • Reservations–Heather Hall at 505 298 3662 or hhall@gopnm.org

 

Contacting Legislators
Know Your New Mexico Legislature
Know Your New Mexico Legislature
Elected Officials like to hear from the public–it’s one of the most important parts of their jobs.  They can be contacted in person; by email; by phone; through letters to the editor.  No matter how you contact them, please

remember to be courteous–much easier to attract flies with honey than vinegar!

  1. In Person:

    Find out where the Legislator’s Office is located by referring to the directories in the lobby of both entrances to the Roundhouse (When you get in the elevator remember that the lobbies are actually the 2nd floor).  If you enter the Roundhouse by the EAST entrance, you can ask the Information Desk on the right where Legislators Offices are.

  2. By Email; Phone; Snail Mail:  Go to theLegislative Webpage ; find “members” on the left; go to “Find Your Legislator”; search for the Legislator in the House or Senate; click on the picture–the Legislator’s contact information will magically appear!
  3. Through Letters to the Editor:  Use the links on the left at the top of this Newsletter for the New Mexican, SF Reporter; and Albuquerque Journal.

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You Future Will Depend On The Outcome Of This Process

The following is submitted by Jerry Powers, a local land-use activist.  Please attend as requested.

The biggest change in Santa Fe County law in the last 30 years is underway.

The County has finally released the draft of the draft of the new zoning/ land use code “SLDC”.

The code was just released within the last two weeks, yet the headline on the independent this week is “County Ready to Pass Code”.

This code will affect literally every area of our lives for the next 20-30 years. It will determine and set new zoning which determines how and IF you can use your land for the purposes you intend, will affect the cost of housing (the most recent article in the Independent, County officials are admitting that it will raise the cost of development and therefore housing). This new code is a totally new concept and change from existing land-use laws.

Given this, the Southern Santa Fe County Landowners Association will commence weekly meetings at Stanley for the next month or so to determine the unintended consequences and potential negative impacts of this code on our area and to be able to have some influence over the outcome. Given the short timeframe, it will take all of us to do an adequate analysis of the Code.

The first meeting is scheduled for this coming Tuesday (tomorrow) as follows:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:00 PM

Stanley Community Center

13 W. Kinsell Ave.

Stanley, New Mexico.

Please attend! We need your input!!

Editor’s Note: Please check the links found below on this subject:

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Series Two of Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) Public Review Starts 9-26

 

"La Ciudad de Santa Fe." Engraving f...

“La Ciudad de Santa Fe.” Engraving from “Report of Lt. J. W. Abert of his Examination of New Mexico in the Years 1846-1847.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 From: Kristine Mihelcic
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 2:51 PM
Subject: Series Two of Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) Public Review Starts September, 26

 

Immediate Release

 

Series Two of Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC) Public Review Starts September, 26

 

Santa Fe, NM – September 21, 2012 – Santa Fe County is in the process of developing a new land development code known as the Sustainable Land Development Code (SLDC). The SLDC contains detailed regulations to guide future growth and development in the County in accordance with the Sustainable Growth Management Plan (SGMP).

 

Series two will focus on administrative procedures and financing.  The four meeting series will start on Wednesday, September 26 at Hondo Fire Station 2, (please see full meeting schedule below).

 

The SLDC Public Review Draft (PRD) is available to download at www.santafecountynm.gov/sldc. Reference copies are available at all of the County Community Centers, Satellite Offices and Administrative Offices. If you wish to purchase your own copy, printed copies are available for $12 or compact disks (CD) are available for $2. You may purchase printed copies and compact disks through Santa Fe County Growth Management Department by contacting Melissa Holmes at (505) 995-2717 or msholmes@santafecountynm.gov.

 

Comments can be submitted at any of the public meetings, electronically using the online comment form (www.santafecountynm.gov/sldc) or by filling out a comment form at any of the Satellite Offices.

 

BCC public hearings for adoption will not take place until the public comment process is complete.

 

Series 2: Administrative Procedures and Financing

 

All meetings are from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Hondo Fire Station 2

 

645 Old Las Vegas Highway

 

Wednesday, September 26

 

Nambe Community Center (near the Nambe Church)

 

180 Nambe, State Road 503

 

Thursday, September 27

 

Edgewood Senior Center

 

114 Quail Trail

 

Tuesday, October 2

 

Nancy Rodriguez Center

 

1 Prairie Dog Loop

 

Thursday, October 4

 

Series 3: Zoning and Standards

 

All meetings are from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Pojoaque Satellite Office (in the Pojoaque Pueblo Plaza)

 

5 West Gutierrez, Suite 9

 

Wednesday, October 10

 

Nancy Rodriguez Center

 

1 Prairie Dog Loop

 

Thursday October 11

 

Galisteo Community Center (next to the Galisteo Fire Station)

 

39 Avenida Vieja

 

Tuesday, October 16

 

Edgewood Senior Center

 

114 Quail Trail

 

Thursday, October 18

 

For more information on open houses or obtaining a copy of the SLDC visit www.santafecountynm.gov/sldc or contact Melissa Holmes (505) 995-2717 or msholmes@santafecountynm.gov.

 

Kristine Mihelcic (Mi-hel-sick)

 

Public Information / Media Production 

 

Kbustos@santafecountynm.gov

 

505.986.6224

 

 

 

Santa Fe County Kicks Off New Summer DWI Programs

Immediate Release

 


Santa Fe County Kicks Off New Summer DWI Programs

Seal of Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Seal of Santa Fe County, New Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia

 

Santa Fe, NM – June 28, 2012– Santa Fe County kicks off several new programs aimed at reducing DWI in Santa Fe County during the summer months.  The summer program kickoff includes:

  • A new campaign to increase public awareness about Santa Fe’s vehicle forfeiture program
  • Publicize recently made changes to the Santa Fe County Chauffer and Designated Driver (CADDy) program
  • Increase summer efforts to conduct sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and mystery shopper operations with licensed liquor establishments and in coordination with local law enforcement and the Santa Fe Underage Drinking Prevention Alliance

Vehicle Forfeiture Awareness

Funded by the New Mexico Department of Transportation the new public awareness efforts are designed to enhance public knowledge of City and County vehicle forfeiture efforts.  The Campaign will feature bus wraps, Johnny Boards, bar coasters, rack cards, movie trailers, and radio Public Service Announcements (PSA’s). The ads and announcements will warn repeat drunk drivers that they may lose their vehicle as a result of drunk driving in Santa Fe County.   In 2011, City and County efforts combined resulted in the seizure of over 500 vehicles and the forfeiture of another 50.

CADDy Program

Santa Fe County recently made changes to Santa Fe County’s CADDy program to reduce the ride cost and increase the ridership.  Beginning July 1 through September 30, 2012 the CADDy program will offer $1 rides home from any licensed liquor establishment or drinking location.   Bar table tops and coasters will be distributed throughout the City and County encouraging patrons to take advantage of the reduced rate during the summer months.

“The program funded over 13,000 rides in 2011 and this summer we want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to get a safe ride home,” stated Health and Human Services Division Director, Rachel O’Connor.

Underage Drinking Prevention Alliance

Lastly, the County is working with local law enforcement and the Santa Fe Underage Drinking Prevention Alliance to boost enforcement throughout the County for the summer months.   Santa Fe County funded the Santa Fe Underage Drinking Prevention Alliance to conduct “mystery shopper” activities designed to monitor and reduce sales to intoxicated patrons. Santa Fe County also provided funding for electronic law enforcement signs designed to increase the visibility of sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols held this summer.

“Drunk driving tends to increase in the summer months and we want to offer a variety of solutions to keep Santa Fe County safe,” said Santa Fe County DWI Coordinator Lupe Sanchez.

For more information contact Rachel O’Connor at (505) 917-1131.

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More On Sustainable Development

As many Santa Fe County residents know, they are right on the verge of living the good bad life under “Sustainableville,” in their county.  Set out below is the process and final result of Santa Fe County’s mission; although Santa Fe County is not named in the document it might as well be so mentioned.

Sustainability (8 pages)

Governments and sustainable followers touting sustainability border on zealotry and are formidable opponents.  The have the money and other resources to make sure their agenda becomes law.

Seal of Santa Fe County, New Mexico

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Santa Fe County Burn Restrictions Lifted

POSTED AS AN AREA SERVICE BY GADABOUT-BLOGALOT

Santa Fe County Burn Restrictions Lifted

 Santa Fe County – August 17, 2011 – Due to recent rains and an increase in precipitation the fire danger level for Santa Fe County has dropped and Open Burn Restrictions established with Ordinance 2011-5 have been lifted.

Burn permits obtained from Santa Fe County Fire Department prior to the implementation of the Open Burn Restrictions are void and a new permit must be obtained.  Permits can be obtained from your local fire district or from the Santa Fe County Fire Prevention Division.

“Despite the recent rains, precipitation levels are still below normal for this time of year.  We ask that residents use caution when burning and follow the terms and conditions of the Open Burn Permit to avoid a wildland fire or a fire on their property,” said Interim Chief David Sperling.

If residents have built up a large pile of vegetation during restrictions, they will need to break that down into smaller controllable piles prior to burning.  Residents are reminded the burning of trash is illegal in Santa Fe County and can be reported by calling (505) 428-3730.

For more information on Open Burning in Santa Fe County, please contact the Fire Prevention Division at (505) 995-6523 or visit www.santafecountyfire.org.

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Contact:

Victoria DeVargas, Inspector

505-995-6529

vdevargas@santafecounty.org

Edgewood Open Space Public Input Meeting

POSTED AS A COMMUNITY SERVICE BY GADABOUT-BLOGALOT

From: Kristine Mihelcic [mailto:kbustos@co.santa-fe.nm.us]
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 10:29 AM
Subject: Edgewood Open Space Public Input Meeting on June 15

Immediate Release

Edgewood Open Space Public Input Meeting on June 15

 Santa Fe, NM- June 8, 2011 – Santa Fe County will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, June 15 at 5 p.m. at the Edgewood Fire Station, 25 E Frontage Road to present the preliminary design for the 30 acres of County Open Space in Edgewood. The 30 acres of County open space is located adjacent to the Wildlife West along the I-40 frontage road.

Santa Fe County purchased this property in September 2000 as part of the open space and trails inventory. After reviewing a draft conceptual plan from the Town of Edgewood, the Open Space and Trails program has contracted Surroundings Studio to complete a design for an equestrian rest stop, trail head parking and picnic area.

Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting, see what is planned for the Edgewood Open Space, and provide feedback.

For more information, contact Beth Mills, Santa Fe County Open Space and Trails Program, (505) 992-9857 or bmills@santafecounty.org.

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Kristine Mihelcic (Mi-hel-sick)

Public Information / Media Production 

Kbustos@santafecounty.org

505.986.6224

Santa Fe County Seeks Volunteers

POSTED AS AN AREA SERVICE BY GADABOUT-BLOGALOT

Remember that right after midnight, December 31, 2010 you made resolutions to get involved in public service and perhaps serve on commissions or committees.  Well. fortune has smiled down on you in a rather rapid fashion — you have your pick between the two opportunities posted below from Santa Fe County.  Come now, you  did resolve.  Keep in mind the deadline is almost here.  All text above the announcements are mine.  Just trying to help the County of  Santa Fe.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

County Open Land, Trails, and Parks Advisory Committee Seeks Members

Santa Fe – December 30, 2010– Santa Fe County  is seeking residents to serve on the County Open Land, Trails, and Parks Advisory Committee (COLTPAC). COLTPAC members are volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) to assist in further developing the County’s Open Space and Trails Program. COLTPAC advises the County on potential acquisition projects, open space and trails planning and management, as well as assisting in the implementation of the County Open Lands and Trails Plan.

Applicants should be enthusiastic, experienced, and comfortable working in a consensus-building environment. COLTPAC holds a public meeting, once a month at 6 p.m. in downtown Santa Fe.

Positions are currently available for representatives from all geographic areas of the County. Residents interested in being appointment to COLTPAC need to submit a letter outlining their qualifications and interests in serving and a resume to:

Santa Fe County Open Space and Trails Program

Attn: Beth Mills

P.O. Box 276, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0276

Phone: (505) 992-9857 Email: bmills@santafecounty.org

Application deadline is January 5, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

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Second Position Below:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Santa Fe County Valuation Protest Board Seeks Members

Santa Fe – January 3, 2011 –  Santa Fe County is seeking residents to serve on the County Valuation Protest Board to fulfill the existing term vacancies from present to September 2011. The Valuation Protest Board consists of volunteers appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) to hear property tax valuation protests.  The Board consists of two members and two alternates; one member and one alternate must demonstrate experience in the field of valuation property, the other member and alternate do not need this experience.

Members shall not be employed by the State, a political subdivision, or a school district, shall not hold an elective public office, and must be registered to vote in Santa Fe County.

Anyone interested in being appointed to the Protest Valuation Board should submit a letter outlining their qualifications and a resume to:

Santa Fe County Manager’s Office

Attn: Penny Ellis-Green

P.O. Box 276, Santa Fe, NM 87504-0276

Phone: (505) 986 6221 Email: pengreen@santafecounty.org

Application deadline is January 7, 2011 at 5 p.m.

 

Somehow We Knew, But We Didn’t Pay Attention

By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2010)

Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone

Yes, somehow we knew.  We knew that the Rail Runner would rupture a gut and spill deficit dollars all over the place.  It did not disappoint and according to a post on New Mexico Watchdog by Jim Scarantino there is no truss or truss belt that will save the train.  He alludes to possible bankruptcy or some such in the close future.  We certainly would not argue with the suggestion and can add that practically every scheme  that has been financed on the bucks of the 1/8 cent gross receipts transportation tax is spilling dollars and providing less service than was touted.

You can read this post from us and see the writing on the wall, but not the bus on the road.  We in southern Santa Fe County send the money, have no representation on the board,  have had service to Edgewood cut and see no rubber on the road … except for shredded tire threads.

Jim really nails it (as he is wont to do every time) on this shame game.  See his article here and comment there if you have the inclination. Oh, don’t miss the great cartoon by Rex Barron posted with Jim’s article.

The Runner show its rear to the folks of New Mexico.

Rail Runner Jeer With Its Rear

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