Council sends competing sick leave item to mayor

By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer
Published: Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 8:28pm
Updated: Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 10:56pm
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When Albuquerque voters go to the polls on Oct. 3 they will likely be asked to decide on not one but two sick leave measures.

A judge has already ruled that the city must include the Healthy Workforce Ordinance, a citizen initiative, on the ballot.

During a special meeting on Monday, the City Council voted to include a second sick leave question on the ballot, essentially asking voters whether the city’s governing body should get to work drafting an alternative “wise and workable sick leave policy” that would be adopted and effective no later than Jan. 1, 2019.

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