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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 (Vice Chair) Debbie O'Malley
District 2 Steven Michael Quezada
District 3 (Chair) Maggie Hart Stebbins
District 4  Lonnie Talbert
District 5  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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