Meeting roundup: Aztec will consider Second Amendment Preservation City resolution

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times
Aztec residents asked the City Commission, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, to consider a Second Amendment Preservation City resolution. The City Commission will discuss this resolution during its Tuesday meeting.

FARMINGTON — The Aztec City Commission may pass a Second Amendment Preservation City resolution Tuesday night following pressure from community members.

This comes two weeks after the commission was scheduled to consider a resolution in support of red flag legislation that would have allowed a court to order firearms removed from a person deemed a threat to themselves or others. That measure did not pass the state Senate this year. 

Aztec has held out while other local municipalities have passed second amendment preservation resolutions.

These resolutions do not change the law. It will still be a misdemeanor for people to sell guns without performing background checks and people convicted of domestic violence offenses will still be barred from owning guns once the laws go into effect.

However, Farmington, Bloomfield, Kirtland and San Juan County have stated no city, town or county resources will be used to enforce those laws unless a court determines they do not violate the U.S. and New Mexico constitutions.

If Aztec passes the resolution Tuesday, city resources will not be used to enforce laws deemed unconstitutional.

The Aztec City Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Aztec City Hall, 201 W. Chaco St.

The meeting will be streamed live on the city’s YouTube channel and the resolution can be viewed online at

In addition to the resolution, the Aztec City Commission may approve sending a letter to the Bureau of Land Management requesting annexation of approximately 2,550 acres east of city limits where the Mountain View Bike Trail is located. The city hopes to use the land to promote and develop outdoor recreation opportunities.

The letter is on the City Commission’s consent agenda, which means it will likely be voted on without discussion.

Farmington may end water shortage advisory

The Farmington City Council will consider ending the Stage One water shortage advisory that has been in place since May.

The water shortage advisory asks residents to voluntarily conserve water and was enacted due to drought conditions last year. The city eventually enacted mandatory restrictions over the summer, but the mandatory restrictions were lifted in October.

The Farmington City Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Farmington City Hall, 800 N. Municipal Drive. Meetings can be watched online at

Bloomfield to discuss sport leagues

The Bloomfield City Council will discuss agreements with the Four Corners Youth Soccer League and the Bloomfield Youth Baseball league for use of city-owned sports fields.

Bloomfield City Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Bloomfield City Hall, 915 N. 1st St.