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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

BernCo Commission Appoints Idalia Lechuga-Tena to Fill House District 21 Vacancy

9:52 AM

The Bernalillo County Commission on Nov. 10, 2015 appointed Idalia Lechuga-Tena to fill a vacancy in state House District 21, located in Albuquerque’s Southeast Heights.

The commission voted 3-2 on the appointment. Commissioners Art De La Cruz, Wayne Johnson and Lonnie Talbert voted yes. Commissioners Maggie Hart Stebbins and Debbie O’Malley voted no.

The vacancy was created when former state Rep. Stephanie Maez resigned.

A map of District 21 is located here on the New Mexico Legislature’s website.

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  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center building, One Civic Plaza NW, Tenth (10th) Floor, county manager’s office, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
    Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center building, One Civic Plaza NW, Tenth (10th) Floor, county manager’s office, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Time:
    4/23/2019 3:00 PM

  • Notice is hereby given that the Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at the Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level II, One Civic Plaza NW on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.
    Location:
    Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level II, One Civic Plaza
    Time:
    4/23/2019 5:00 PM

  • Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center One Civic Plaza NW, Joint Chambers, Concourse Level B
    Time:
    4/23/2019 5:00 PM

Upcoming Events
  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 3 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center building, One Civic Plaza NW, Tenth (10th) Floor, county manager’s office, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
    Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center building, One Civic Plaza NW, Tenth (10th) Floor, county manager’s office, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Time:
    4/23/2019 3:00 PM

  • Notice is hereby given that the Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing at the Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level II, One Civic Plaza NW on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.
    Location:
    Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level II, One Civic Plaza
    Time:
    4/23/2019 5:00 PM

  • Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center One Civic Plaza NW, Joint Chambers, Concourse Level B
    Time:
    4/23/2019 5:00 PM

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