ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A City Council member in Santa Fe who cast the sole vote against a proposal to stop adding fluoride to the city's drinking water is examining whether the correct procedures were followed in making the change.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that City Councilor Peter Ives has asked a city attorney to examine whether the proposal to eliminate supplemental fluoride was properly noticed on the council's agenda.
The proposed ordinance that was publicly advertised before Wednesday's meeting would have aligned the fluoride levels in municipal water with standards recommended by federal authorities.
But after public testimony and discussion, Councilor Chris Calvert suggested the council eliminate adding fluoride altogether, and the council passed the measure.
Calvert maintained that eliminating supplemental fluoride altogether had been previously discussed.
New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.