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Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners 

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Authorization

NMSA 4-38-1

Purpose

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners consists of five elected members who are each limited to two, four-year terms. Each commissioner represents one of the county’s five districts. Commissioners are responsible to voters; however their duties are defined and controlled by state law.

  • Serves as the County Canvassing Board (for elections), Board of Finance (for county funds) and Zoning Board (for zoning approvals, hearings and appeals).
  • Has final authority for county government budget.
  • Affirm property tax rates and has the power to levy special taxes (gross receipts, hospital tax, road levies, gasoline tax, liquor excise tax, and other).
  • Issues general obligation bonds after voter approval.
  • Determines county appropriations and expenditures.
  • Passes ordinances and resolutions (local laws).
  • Develops joint projects and agreements with other government entities.
  • Makes appointments to various boards and commissions.
  • Creates fire districts and levies fire protection tax.
  • Establishes zoning and business regulations.

Current Membership

Representing Name 
District 1  Debbie O'Malley
District 2 Steven Michael Quezada
District 3 James Collie
District 4 (Chair) Lonnie Talbert
District 5 (Vice Chair) Charlene Pyskoty

Contact

Julie Anne Baca, Commission Administrator, (505) 468-7083

 

Board of County Commissioners News

Paid Time Off Ordinance

3:26 PM

The Bernalillo County Commission approved amendments to the newly enacted paid time off ordinance.

The new amendments are as follows:

The requirement to provide paid time off shall be enacted via three incremental increases per year, over three years, applying to all employers with the following number of employees: employers with two (2) to ten (10) employees, employers with eleven (11) to thirty-four (34) employees, and employers with more than thirty-five (35) employees.

  • Effective July 1, 2020, employees shall not accrue or use more than 28 hours of earned paid time off in a year, unless the employer’s policy provides for a higher limit on use or accrual.
  • Effective July 1, 2021, employees working for employers with eleven or more employees shall not accrue or use more than 44 hours of earned paid time off in a year, unless the employer’s policy provides for a higher limit on use or accrual.
  • Effective July 1, 2022, employees working for employers with 35 or more employees shall not accrue or use more than 56 hours of earned paid time off in a year, unless the employer’s policy provides for a higher limit on use or accrual.
  • Implementation of the new ordinance changes from July 1, 2020 to Jan. 1, 2020.
  • The 90-day wait period for accrual of hours was eliminated.
  • Non-compliance penalties changed allowing employees who prevail in their complaints and experienced retaliation or adverse action to recover back pay at time and a half.

The full ordinance is available on the Bernalillo County website at www.bernco.gov.

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  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. Please see attached agenda.
    Time:
    10/26/2020 10:00 AM

  • Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center One Civic Plaza NW, Joint Chambers, Concourse Level B
    Time:
    10/27/2020 5:00 PM

  • Notice is hereby given that the County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 9 a.m. Due to the current Governor’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this hearing will be conducted online via Zoom. Special arrangements will be made for online public participation during the hearing, with an in-person option. More specific information, including the Zoom link, will be posted on the Bernalillo County website (County Planning Commission hearing agenda) one week prior to the hearing at the following County website link: http://bernalillocountynm.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx Individuals may also contact Catherine VerEecke at (505) 314-0387 to arrange to participate in the hearing. Please see the attached agenda.
    Time:
    11/4/2020 9:00 AM

Upcoming Events
  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 at 10 a.m. Please see attached agenda.
    Time:
    10/26/2020 10:00 AM

  • Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center One Civic Plaza NW, Joint Chambers, Concourse Level B
    Time:
    10/27/2020 5:00 PM

  • Notice is hereby given that the County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 9 a.m. Due to the current Governor’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this hearing will be conducted online via Zoom. Special arrangements will be made for online public participation during the hearing, with an in-person option. More specific information, including the Zoom link, will be posted on the Bernalillo County website (County Planning Commission hearing agenda) one week prior to the hearing at the following County website link: http://bernalillocountynm.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx Individuals may also contact Catherine VerEecke at (505) 314-0387 to arrange to participate in the hearing. Please see the attached agenda.
    Time:
    11/4/2020 9:00 AM

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