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Ben Theobald – Daily Press Artesia citizen Marvin Whitlock speaks in favor of the Water Conservation Plan at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Ben Theobald – Daily Press
Artesia citizen Marvin Whitlock speaks in favor of the Water Conservation Plan at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

By BEN THEOBALD
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia City Council voted Tuesday night not to pass an ordinance which would have been the basis for a potential Water Conservation Plan for the City of Artesia.
Although the vote was 4-3 in favor of passing the ordinance, it fell one supporting vote short of a majority of the council.City Council members Manuel Madrid Jr., Jeff Youtsey and Jose Luis Aguilar voted no on the ordinance. The city council members who voted in favor of the ordinance were Raul Rodriguez, Kent Bratcher, Mayor Pro Tem Terry Hill and Councilman Bill Rogers. Nora Sanchez was not present at the meeting. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.