EPCOG approves reduced budget, cuts staff

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By Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern Plains Council of Governments cut almost a third of its staff Wednesday while approving a significantly reduced budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] The EPCOG board approved the $1.9 million budget at its annual meeting held at Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurant. It’s a […]

No vote to dismiss EPCOG director; Tucumcari mayor resigned over decision

By Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board says he exercised “executive privilege” when he fired EPCOG’s former director last fall. Richard Arguello also acknowledges there was never a vote to name Arguello as EPCOG’s interim director but said board members did not object. Details of how […]