RIO RANCHO, N.M. — The fight over a Rio Rancho DWI vehicle seizure ordinance isn’t over.
Enchanted Hills resident Todd Hathorne has filed with the city clerk’s office a notice of intent to submit a petition to require a special election for voters to decide whether to remove the new ordinance. An opponent of the ordinance from the beginning, he declined to comment on the petition effort this week.
Hathorne has until April 13 to collect at least 5,747 signatures of Rio Rancho voters, city spokeswoman Annemarie Garcia said.
She said city staff members have found no deadline for a special election, should Hathorne get enough signatures. The special election question could appear on the ballot at next year’s municipal general election.