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Byline: Ed Asher EASHER@ABQTRIB.COM / 823-3602
Tears were shed in the City Council chambers Monday night and hugs were passed around.
It was a rare sight for a council that has been known more for acrimonious bickering than cooperation.
The occasion was a farewell for Council President Vince Griego, who is ending a 24-year career as a council member the longest served by any Albuquerque councilor.
"Twenty-four years of dedicated service is incredible. . . it's unprecedented and. . . probably won't be surpassed," Chief Administrative Officer Jay Czar said on behalf of Mayor Martin Chavez's administration. "You've made this a better place …