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BernCo Commission Approves $100,000 Allocation to Support City Acquisition of Poole Property

03/10/2021
6:30 AM

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County commissioners approved a one-time allocation of $100,000 from the county’s general fund to support the City of Albuquerque’s acquisition of the Poole Property which will now become a permanent part of the city’s open space program.

The property is located in Bernalillo County Commission District One, represented by County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley. O’Malley sponsored the proposal to help preserve the 23-acres from future development.

“I am glad the Bernalillo County Commission approved this one-time allocation to allow this property to be part of the city’s open space program,” said Commissioner Debbie O’Malley. “The property is very critical to the riparian system along the Rio Grande and for the wildlife in the area. Future generations will now be able to enjoy one of the last open space properties that was available within the city on the West Side with beautiful views of the of the bosque, the Sandias and the city.”

The Poole Property, named after one of the previous owners, is located east of Coors Boulevard, at the east end of Namaste Road, across from the Rio Grande Nature Center.

The approval passed on a 5 to 0 vote.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.

 

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