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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

Plastic Bag and Single-use Polystyrene Containers Ban Goes into Effect on Jan. 1, 2020 in Unincorporated Bernalillo County

11:25 AM

Beginning Jan.1, 2020, retailers in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County, outside the city limits of Albuquerque and the village limits of Tijeras and Los Ranchos, will be required to stop providing plastic single-use carryout bags and single-use polystyrene containers to customers.

Retail establishments shall provide only the following carryout item types at checkout to customers: reusable bags, reusable containers, recyclable paper bags, recyclable containers, and/or cardboard boxes.

The Board of County Commissioners passed the ordinance on June 25, 2019.

Click here to see the entire ordinance. 

Click this link for FAQs and English and Spanish videos regarding the ban.

The ordinance also requires that a temporary administrative committee complete an impact study within two years of the date the ordinance goes into effect to evaluate the impact of the ordinance and present a report to the Board of County Commissioners before June 30, 2022.


 

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  • *Please note the updated time and agenda.* Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center, 10th Floor, Conference Room B; One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
    Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center, 10th Floor, Conference Room B; One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Time:
    1/28/2020 3:30 PM

  • Please be advised that this meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
    Location:
    Joint County Commission/City Council Vincent E. Griego Chambers of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center (Concourse Level 2) One Civic Plaza NW
    Time:
    1/28/2020 4:30 PM

  • Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center One Civic Plaza NW, Joint Chambers, Concourse Level B
    Time:
    1/28/2020 5:00 PM

Upcoming Events
  • *Please note the updated time and agenda.* Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center, 10th Floor, Conference Room B; One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
    Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center, 10th Floor, Conference Room B; One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    Time:
    1/28/2020 3:30 PM

  • Please be advised that this meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
    Location:
    Joint County Commission/City Council Vincent E. Griego Chambers of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center (Concourse Level 2) One Civic Plaza NW
    Time:
    1/28/2020 4:30 PM

  • Location:
    Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center One Civic Plaza NW, Joint Chambers, Concourse Level B
    Time:
    1/28/2020 5:00 PM

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