Farm Town Votes to Save Land and Way of Life

December 2004
Planning;Dec2004, Vol. 70 Issue 11, p36
Trade Publication
This article presents information on how the votes of villagers in Corrales, New Mexico helped them retain the ownership of their lands. They have approved of a $2.5 million bond issue aimed at saving a farming tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Obligation bonds, combined with a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will help them retain ownership of the land but they would only be able to use it for farming or open space. The bond issue will be repaid from property taxes over 20 years.


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