RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The Rio Rancho Governing Body shouldn’t have moved its regular meetings to 4 p.m. on Thursdays, and certainly not without public input, because it will be harder for Rio Ranchoans to participate in their government.
Most governing body meetings aren’t well attended, but some are, and voters should always have the option to come.
Wednesday night, governing body members voted 4-3 to move their regular meeting from the traditional time of 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays.
Councilors Jeremy Lenentine, Dan Stoddard and Bob Tyler voted for the change, and councilors Jim Owen, Paul Wymer and Jennifer Flor opposed the move. Mayor Gregg Hull cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the change.