Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley on Tuesday will propose postponing any decision on the Santolina development for 90 days, saying there are still many unanswered questions about the plan, and its potential impact on the city and its residents.
The commission is working to have a proposed development agreement between the county and Santolina’s developer ready by May 11 for public review. The agreement would outline who pays for what at the Santolina site.
O’Malley’s resolution will seek to move the target date for a draft agreement back 90 days. “Initially, I had planned to have a couple of town halls in my district,” O’Malley said Friday during a meeting with Journal reporters and editors. “But how does that inform people … when there’s not a lot of opportunity to ask questions? People just speak and it’s over. There’s no interaction … there’s nobody there to answer questions sometimes.”
The resolution she will present at Tuesday’s commission meeting, O’Malley said, “calls for a (90-day) extension of the continuation of the May 11 meeting to have a couple of public forums on this application.”
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