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Bottled Water Initiative

What makes a Mayor decide that one of his priorities should be a crusade against bottled water (subscription)?

Mayor David Coss would like to see Santa Fe residents kick the bottled water habit.

But the mayor doesn’t plan on taking the crusade quite as far as some of his national counterparts.

San Francisco’s mayor recently banned city employees from buying bottled water when tap water is available, because of environmental concerns. Coss plans on taking smaller steps, at least for now.

“You’ve got to start, but you’ve also got to pick your battles,” Coss said Friday.

“You’ve got to be careful saying, ‘We’re going to ban this.’ ”

Maybe he thinks the bottled water is to blame for the recent No Confidence Vote on Mayor Coss’ job performance:

City employees who are members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3999 expressed no confidence in Mayor David Coss by a 2-to-1 ratio Thursday.

Look closely at the picture below from the New Mexican. Bottle water clearly played an important role in influencing the outcome of the vote.

I know it sounds silly, but remember this is Santa Fe we’re talking about.