Chávez's Veto Stands

Watts, Jim
October 2004
Bond Buyer;10/26/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31997, p27
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The article reports that Albuquerque mayor Martin Chavez's veto of legislation creating an inspector general as a city-government watchdog has held up as city councilors opted not to seek an override. Chavez said city attorney Bob White advised him that the original legislation violated Albuquerque's charter by encroaching on mayoral authority. Chavez said it gave the council too much influence over the work of the inspector general. The council approved the original legislation with a 5-to-4 vote and would have required six votes to override the mayor's veto.


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