With political season at high tide, Mayor Henry Sanchez and others on Wednesday honored the five departing City Council members, Macario Gonzalez, Eugene Romero, Michael Gallegos, Louie Trujillo and Tony Marquez.
The mayor gave albums to each departing member, with pictures of them in action through the years.
“You took a lot of abuse. People don’t understand all that you do,” Sanchez said. “Why you do it, who knows?”