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The litigants on both sides of the controversy surrounding the impending referendum on the municipal building issue were set to square off Thursday afternoon in a Santa Fe district courtroom. But in an 11th hour agreement, the hearing was postposed until Monday.
The plaintiffs, George Chandler and wife Christine, are representing themselves and said they have agreed to give the county's outside counsel, attorney Holly Agajanian time to meet with her clients. Agajanian is representing the county, the council and the county clerk, since County Attorney Randy Autio had to recuse himself since he'd already rendered an opinion regarding the matter.
“The hearing is rescheduled for 11 a.m. Monday in room 140, First Judicial District Courthouse, 100 Catron St., in Santa Fe. We have asked Judge Barbara Vigil to give us a ruling in the case by 3 p.m. Tuesday – the drop dead date for the county to stop the printing of ballots,” George Chandler said.