will get to decide whether to tax high-end homes (well, ones that cost more than $750,000; there seems to be some dissent as to whether this constitutes high-end or not) to help pay for affordable housing. Zane weighed in on the tax in

and, not to ruin the suspense or anything, but he may have more to say on it in our next issue as well. There's been lots of other activity on this election as well, including a petition drive from the

, as well as many flyers from the Realtors' Association.

If you're not sure where to vote (city elections do not necessarily use the same polling spots you would have used in the general election) be sure to check with the city clerk's office. A list of polling places and other info is after the jump, courtesy of the city's public information office.


Date: Monday, March 09, 2009

Contact: City Clerk's Office (505) 955-6520

Special Election Tuesday, March 10

The City of Santa Fe will hold a Special Municipal Election on Tuesday, March 10. Registered voters can cast ballots in favor or against an excise tax that would fund affordable workforce housing. The following question will appear on the ballot:

“Shall the City of Santa Fe impose on purchasers an excise tax on the use by purchasers of transfer services to effectuate and facilitate the transfer of certain real property in the amount of one percent (1%) of the portion of the purchase price in excess of $750,000 to be used exclusively for affordable workforce housing?”

For more information on the Tax visit

Voting will take place at the following polling locations, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.:


Consolidated Precincts 8, 10, 22 Ft. Marcy Complex, 490 Washington Ave.

Consolidated Precincts 9, 28, 30 Ft. Marcy Complex, 490 Washington Ave.

Consolidated Precincts 11, 20, 21, 83 Gonzales Elementary School, 851 W. Alameda

Consolidated Precincts 24, 25 Alameda Middle School, 450 La Madera

Consolidated Precincts 26, 27 Alvord Elementary School, 551 Alarid


Consolidated Precincts 36, 44 Wood Gormley Elementary School, 141 E. Booth St.

Consolidated Precincts 37, 54 Capshaw Middle School, 351 W. Zia Road

Consolidated Precincts 42, 43 Kaune Elementary School, 1409 Monterey Drive

Consolidated Precincts 45, 46 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, 107 W. Barcelona

Precinct 47 Acequia Madre Elementary School, 700 Acequia Madre

Consolidated Precincts 48, 55 Elks BPOE 460 Lodge, 1615 Old Pecos Trail

Precinct 52 E.J. Martinez Elementary School, 401 West San Mateo Road

Precinct 53 Public Schools Administration Building, 610 Alta Vista


Consolidated Precincts 12, 62, 64, 67, 75, 80, 86 Ortiz Middle School, 4164 S. Meadows Road

Consolidated Precincts 31, 34, 41, 66 Salazar Elementary School, 1231 Apache Avenue

Consolidated Precincts 32, 33 Larragoite Elementary School,1604 Agua Fria Street


Consolidated Precincts 29, 38, 56 Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road

Consolidated Precincts 35, 50, 74 Nava Elementary School, 2655 Siringo Road

Consolidated Precincts 39, 49 Kearny Elementary School, 901 Avenida de las Campanas

Consolidated Precincts 51, 76, 77 Chaparral Elementary School, 2451 Avenida Chaparral

Precinct 78 Genoveva Chavez Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Road