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Rio Rancho appeals ruling to NM Supreme Court

January 16, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Rio Rancho wants the New Mexico Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that found the mayor and city council waited too long to fix open meeting laws violations.

A November state Appeals Court ruling effectively said a city can’t wait nearly a year to correct Open Meetings Act violations. The Albuquerque Journal reports ((http://bit.ly/xVYzz6) the city maintained in a high court filing last week that the opinion was inconsistent with state law and would harm the ability of governing bodies statewide to function effectively.

Former city manager James Palenick sued in 2008, citing an Attorney general’s opinion that said conversations former Login to read more

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