Planning Department Hosting Online Trainings for Community


The Planning Department is hosting a series of online training sessions related to the IDO 2019 Annual Update for the community and you’re invited to participate! These trainings will address key regulations and procedures, and will provide time for participants to ask questions. There will be one “Ask an Expert” session devoted to answering questions, and the evening training sessions will provide a combination of the same training information provided during the daytime sessions. The training sessions will also be recorded and presented online so if you can’t attend, you can always check them out later. This week, you can participate in:

To sign up for these trainings, and to learn more about the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO), visit:

Early Voting Happening Now Through October 31!


The Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office has announced early voting through Saturday, October 31 at 18 locations throughout Albuquerque. These voting convenience center will be open Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Voters can cast a ballot in person or hand-deliver their completed absentee  ballots to these locations. There is also same-day voter registration at seven (7) of these locations. Early voting is conducted in accordance with the state public health order designed to minimize the risk of COVID-19. Masks will be required for all voters and all polling employees, and social distancing protocols will be required. Completed absentee ballots can also be delivered to a secure drop box outside 1 Civic Plaza NW at 5th and Marquette Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The final day to mail a completed absentee ballot is Tuesday, October 27. After that hand delivery is recommended. Please visit for additional information. You can also contact the County Clerk’s Office by phone at: 505-243-VOTE (8683) or by e-mail

Second Annual Trunk or Treat Goes Contactless This Year


The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat at Balloon Fiesta Park – this year as a drive-through event with COVID-safe practices in place. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 31 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Kids and families are encouraged to wear their coolest costumes. Cars will drive from booth to booth for no-contact treat delivery from booths along the route. All participants must remain in their car, wear face coverings, and comply with all requirements of the current Public Health Order. To learn more, visit:

Take the Vision Zero Survey


Vision Zero is a community program that works to create safer streets for all of us, whether we are walking, biking, driving, or taking transit, and regardless of age or ability. In May 2019, Mayor Keller signed an Executive Order committing the City to work toward the goal of zero traffic deaths by 2040. We are drafting Vision Zero Action Plan to guide our efforts ​and would like your input!​ The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete and can be done in English or Spanish.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event – October 24th


The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Municipal Development, Engineering Division; Solid Waste Management Department; Bernalillo County, and Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT) are sponsoring a free household hazardous waste collection event.

Residents of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste on this drop-off day.  Examples of household hazardous waste include those items that can burn easily (flammable), corrode or irritate the skin (corrosive), or poison humans and animals (toxic).

WHEN:          October 24, 2020 from 10am to 3pm

WHERE:        Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway NW, Albuquerque, NM 87113

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