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September 22, 2018
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First News: City Hall moves forward to collect monies owed. (listen)
(KSFR) - Santa Fe City Council has given the go-ahead for city staff to develop a plan to recover unpaid taxes, rents and parking citations. The resolution gives the staff three months to create the plan and present it to the full council. Half a dozen hotels are behind in the lodgers tax payments. Unpaid parking citations are reducing another source of city revenue.

City Council has also approved a resolution to be sent to Washington, asking the Obama administration to take no aggressive military actions against Iran. Santa Fean Jeff Haas helped coordinate drafting the resolution between peace groups and city councilors. ***

A 48-year-old Santa Fe woman with cancer has joined a lawsuit asking the courts to allow physicians to give patients aid in dying. Two Albuquerque doctors in March asked the court to clarify the state's law against assisted suicide and to rule whether they would be subject to charges if they helped terminal patients die. Aja Riggs of Santa Fe says she joined the lawsuit because she wants a choice. ***

Our city's new semi-pro baseball team, the Santa Fe Fuego, played their first home game last night before a crowd of some 1000 people at Fort Marcy Park. The home team triumphed over the Trinidad Triggers 14-to-8. The Fuego are part of the independent Pecos league that last year pushed hard for games in Santa Fe, on the condition that City Hall allow for beer sales at Fort Marcy. Though they were granted that request, there was no alcohol served at last night's game as the vendor unexpectedly pulled out of the agreement. League Commissioner Andrew Dunn is seeking someone else to sell beer at future games.

The Santa Fe school district is facing a $4.5 million shortfall for the next fiscal year as they prepare to vote on a budget next week. Tonight, they invite public comment at a 5PM meeting at the Educational Services Center on Alta Vista Street.

Reacting to the extreme drought conditions, Santa Fe city council has approved a ban on open fires and smoking in all city parks and on all trails. The ban will be renewed in 30 days if fire danger is still present.

Weather for Santa Fe - a slight chance for an afternoon or evening thundershower today through Saturday with daytime highs near 70 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Overnight lows in the mid 40s.
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