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  • Serves as the County Canvassing Board (for elections) and the Board of Finance (for county funds)
  • Approves Bernalillo County’s annual operating budget, affirms property tax rates, and has the power to levy special taxes (gross receipts, hospital tax, road levies, gasoline tax, liquor excise tax, fire protection tax, and other)
  • Issues general obligation bonds after voter approval
  • 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
  • Approves zoning, land uses, and business regulations within their jurisdiction
  • Recognizes worthy citizen achievements and/or contributions to the community through proclamations and certificates
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  • Bernalillo County has again kept its triple-A ratings on its general obligation bonds, the highest possible given by Moody’s, Fitch and Standard and Poor’s, the nation’s top three credit rating agenc...

  • At its May 22 administrative meeting, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners acknowledged the Accounting and Budget Department for receiving a prestigious award that recognizes the department’s...

  • On April 10, 2018, the Bernalillo County Commission honored Larry Munoz and Nicholas Davis for their immediate response and onsite technical support to the City of Farmington on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 20...

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