- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Bernalillo County officials are putting a proposed property tax that would fund buying open space lands on the ballot.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1qtJnsl) that Bernalillo County commissioners approved Tuesday evening putting an open space tax before voters.

It would mark the third attempt to put the tax up for a vote.

Supporters say the tax would raise $2.8 million annually for purchasing and maintaining open space lands.

Republican commissioners who opposed it say imposing another tax on residents is a bad idea.

The tax will go on the Nov. 4 ballot. If approved, it would mean adding $13 to the annual property tax on a $200,000 home or around $6.70 to a $100,000 home.

The tax would take effect for 15 years.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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