ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County commissioners have called a special meeting for Thursday to consider squeezing two more questions onto the Nov. 8 ballot – one on the proposed sick-leave ordinance, the other on public financing of mayoral campaigns.
But whatever they decide might not be the final word.
The decision on the sick-leave proposal, in particular, seems particularly vulnerable to a legal challenge. There’s intense debate over whether the whole seven-page ordinance, or just a summary, must be placed on the ballot.
And that’s a critical decision because election officials say a summary is all that will fit.