Local Leaders Express Support For Disaster Relief In Santa Fe County

Rep. and Land Commissioner candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard speaks on behalf of flood victims during Tuesday’s Santa Fe County Commission meeting. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair and Dist. 43 candidate Christine Chandler speaks on behalf of flood victims during Tuesday’s Santa Fe County Commission meeting. Courtesy photo

Members of the Santa Fe County Commission hear the need for flood disaster relief during a meeting Tuesday in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

SF COUNTY COMMISSION News:

 
SANTA FE – The Santa Fe County Commission convened Tuesday to consider passing a resolution declaring an emergency in Santa Fe County after last week’s floods. More than 15 families showed up to discuss the damages done to their property and the overwhelming need for additional resources.
 
Los Alamos County Councilor and Democratic nominee for House Dist. 43 Christine Chandler was in attendance after being called by voters in La Cienega (which resides in House Dist. 43) and informed they had lost everything in the storm. Chandler urged the Commission to take every step necessary to procure the funding to help the hundreds of families affected. 
 
Also in attendance was Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of White Rock who vowed to work with fellow legislators over the next few months to find funding at the state level to assist in the rebuilding efforts.  
 
The Santa Fe County Commission voted unanimously to pass the resolution to declare an emergency in Santa Fe County and begin the process of soliciting funding for the victims of the floods. 

 
Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair and Dist. 43 candidate Christine Chandler, third from right, and Rep. and Land Commissioner candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard, right, speak on behalf of flood victims during Tuesday’s Santa Fe County Commission meeting. Courtesy photo
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