Sandoval County Commission Postpones Considering Ordinance and Resolution Related to the Feeding of Free-Roaming Horses to the May 24, 2023, Commission Meeting

For Immediate Release
Date: May 8, 2023

Second Public Meeting on Ordinance to Ban Feeding of Free-Roaming Horses Slated for Wednesday, May 17

Bernalillo, NM, May 8—The Sandoval County Board of County Commissioners has postponed the hearings and votes of an ordinance and a resolution related to the feeding of free-roaming horses to the Wednesday, May 24, 2023, Commission Meeting. These items were intended to be heard at the May 10th meeting. The postponement allows for a second public meeting to enable residents and others to share their opinions and suggestions with the County.

Commission Chair David Heil, District 4, said that “The goal of the ordinance and the resolution is public safety and the safety of the horses. This rescheduling provides more time to consider new information being brought forth from the second Public Meeting. No horse-feeding related items will be on the May 10th Commission meeting agenda.”

The second Public Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. It will be held at the Placitas Senior Center, 41 Camino de la Huertas, Placitas NM 87043.

Sandoval County Board of County Commissioners meetings are held in the Commission Chambers in the County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Road, Bernalillo, NM 87004 on assigned Wednesdays. The meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. For a complete schedule and more information visit www.sandovalcountynm.govSandoval County, the fastest-growing county in New Mexico, encompasses 3,714 square miles of diverse geography and has a population of approximately 151,000 people. It includes the incorporated municipalities of Bernalillo, Cuba, Corrales, Jemez Springs, Rio Rancho, San Ysidro, and the Town of Cochiti Lakeas well as numerous unincorporated communities, and all or portions of 12 Indian Pueblos and Tribal Nations. For more information, visit