Released: May 7, 2018
Santa Fe Community College’s Governing Board unanimously passed a resolution at its April governing board meeting opposing the construction of the Flying J Truck Stop at the intersection of N.M. 14 and Rancho Viejo Blvd.
Board member Kathy Keith cited safety concerns of increased truck traffic that would lead to congestion in an area that many students, faculty and staff travel through to access the college.
Linda Siegle, chair of the governing board, said in addition to the concerns of safety that the board felt it was very important to support the college’s surrounding communities. “We want to be a good partner,” she emphasized in recognition of the college’s many neighboring associations that have opposed the construction of the Flying J Truck Stop. The passed resolution cites that the IAIA Student Government Association, Churchill Estates, La Pradera, Oshara Village, all Rancho Viejo Neighborhood Associations, Turquoise Trail Association and Turquoise Trail Business Park have all expressed opposition.
The SFCC Governing Board consists of five members elected to six-year staggered terms. In addition to Keith and Siegle, Martha Romero, Jack Sullivan and George Gamble serve on the board.
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