Santa Fe mayor wants re-vote on new living facility

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of Santa Fe is flip-flopping on his initial approval of a proposed assisted living center that has drawn criticism from residents, including a former CIA operative.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1HQqLN3) that Mayor Javier Gonzales said Friday he will make a motion to have the city’s planning commission reconsider plans for the 84-unit assisted living facility.

Gonzales says he is concerned about the project’s design and the divisiveness it’s caused.

Gonzalez cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of its construction last month.

Opponents say the MorningStar development is out of character with the surrounding neighborhood and doesn’t meet zoning requirements.

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, who has been a supporter of Gonzalez, says she doesn’t understand why Gonzalez is disregarding what his constituents want.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com

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