RGF’s Paul Gessing to participate in forum on APS property tax hike proposal

The public is invited to attend (or listen to) an informational forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the KANW radio station, 2020 Coal Ave. SE.

WHAT: The League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico is hosting an informational forum on the APS mail-in election that will be broadcast live on public radio station KANW 89.1 FM. It also will be live-streamed on the New Mexico PBS website and on the Albuquerque Public School’s Facebook page.

The forum will include:

  • A presentation by a representative of the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office on how the District’s first-ever mail-in election will work.
  • Pros and cons of the ballot initiatives presented by both supporters and opponents with Gessing and former NM Senator Mark Boitano.
  • Questions and answers from the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico as well as audience members.
  • Closing arguments from both sides.

WHEN: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8.

WHERE: KANW radio station, 2020 Coal Ave. SE. Open to the public; seating is limited.

WHY: In the coming days, registered voters in the Albuquerque Public Schools district will receive a ballot seeking an increase in local property taxes

A yes vote on all three ballot measures would mean a property tax increase of about 19 percent on the current APS tax levy.

Ballots must be returned to the County Clerk’s Office by Feb. 5.

Get more information on the mail-in election.

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