Santa Fe takes back vote on halting fluoridation
Jul 26, 2012
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe City Council has rescinded a vote that stopped fluoride from being added to the municipal water system.
The councilors on Wednesday acted on the advice of the city attorney Geno Zamora, who says the July 11 vote might have violated the state Open Meetings Act.
Zamora says a public notice for the hearing didn't convey clearly that councilors might vote to stop fluoridation.
The Santa Fe New Mexican ( ) reports that a new hearing will be held Aug. 28.
Councilor Peter Ives had asked that the legality of the decision be reviewed.
More than a dozen people have testified before the council that ingesting fluoride is dangerous to human health.
But some dentists have said the practice helps prevent tooth decay.
Three Kansas towns, Eastborough, Derby, and Eudora, all buy their city's drinking water from Wichita. Their city councils have all voted to have fluoride in their water this past month, and are pushing Wichita to add fluoride, even though the residents of Wichita have voted it down several times.
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