District 5 Fall Open House


District 5 Community Members and Neighborhood Leaders,

The September 23rd District 5 Council Meeting commencing at 6:00p.m. via. Zoom was packed with essential information on police, fire, and health public safety updates.  It also included briefings on  important District 5 projects such as Unser Blvd.’s expansion, and Cibola Lp. Housing component and Multi-Generational Center.  Unfortunately, the meeting did not live stream due to technical difficulties.  Now it is available for view at: https://youtu.be/woSQc64sxCo

Please express your comments on the meeting or any other topic you want addressed to cynthiaborrego@cabq.gov.  Council President Borrego looks forward to your post meeting feedback and appreciates your interest and involvement in crime, District 5 road and other projects she steadfastly works to manifest and create.

Cynthia D. Borrego, MPA

City Council President, District 5
Office: (505) 768-3178

IDO Annual Update 2021

Review Proposed Changes  
Planning staff has gathered and posted a list of proposed changes for the City’s zoning code – the Integrated Development Ordinance – for this year’s update.

Comment on Proposed Changes
Click on the link below to review proposed changes, leave comments, and review others’ comments.  
Proposed changes

Rate Proposed Changes
Share your support or opposition by rating each proposed change using these online surveys.
Online surveys

Discuss Changes with Staff
Planning staff will host a series of public meetings to review and discuss these changes. See details below. Send comments to abctoz@cabq.gov.

Stay Engaged 
Find details about the 2021 IDO Annual Update throughout the City’s review and decision process on the project webpage.
Project Webpage    

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Pre-EPC Public Review Meetings  
Planning staff will provide a series of meetings to review and discuss changes proposed for the 2021 IDO Annual Update via Zoom. Trainings will be recorded and posted here when available.
Thursday, September 30, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar
Part 1 General Regulations
Part 2 Zones
Part 4 Uses
Part 5 Development Standards

Friday, October 1, 12-1:30 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar
Part 6 Administration & Enforcement (including review/decision processes)
Part 7 Definitions

Wednesday, October 6, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar 
Small Area Text Amendment – Prohibiting Cannabis Uses in Old Town

Thursday, October 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar
Open House for Discussion

Friday, October 8, 12-1:30 p.m.  Add this event to your calendar
Open House for Discussion

Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 913 7126 2282
Passcode: CABQ
Join by Phone: (346) 248-7799
If you would like interpretation for this meeting, please contact us at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting at 505-924-3932 or abctoz@cabq.gov.

Learn More  

ABC-Z Project Team | City of Albuquerque
505-924-3860 | abctoz@cabq.gov | Project Website  

Making Our Home Safer Together


Hello Albuquerque, 

As we approach the end of summer, there is much to be grateful for. I’m thankful for our kids being back in school, in person, and our wonderful educators who guide them everyday. I’m thankful for the opportunities we have to come together as a community, like the New Mexico State Fair, Lobos wins, and Balloon Fiesta around the corner. And I’m thankful for everyone who continues to make smart decisions to keep one another safe and healthy, like getting the vaccine, staying home when they are sick, and getting tested. 

As we near fall, we continue to tackle priority issues in our City, and I am incredibly hopeful about the progress we are making to create a safer, more inclusive Albuquerque. Last week, we wrapped our Metro Crime Initiative (MCI) meetings in which we brought leaders and experts from across the criminal justice system together to lay out the tangible ways we can fight crime, together and from all sides. In the coming days, we will present the agenda developed through MCI—action items that we will pursue now to make real fixes to a broken criminal justice system in the short term. 

I know that homelessness and lack of affordable housing is a challenge many are thinking about, and like crime, we’re tackling the problem from different angles. It’s why our administration has committed more to housing than ever in Albuquerque’s history. In addition to the Gateway Center moving closer to operation, this week, I overviewed ABQ at Home, our $550 million 4-pronged approach to housing access and affordability. From building hundreds of new affordable and market-rate housing units, to increasing our investment in supportive housing vouchers by 73%, and providing grants to help Burqueño’s with home repairs and renovations; we’re helping families find and keep their homes.

Thank you Albuquerque, for all you do to make our City a great place to live. If you’re able to get involved, I invite you to visit ChooseOne.us to find a way you can give back. Whether you’re looking for a new job and would like to serve, or can volunteer your time, I encourage you to choose one thing you can do to make a positive impact.

Mayor Tim Keller

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Second Public Engagement Meeting for Clean Cars New Mexico September 15th

Environment Department and City of Albuquerque to host second public engagement meeting for Clean Cars New Mexico

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the City of Albuquerque will host their second virtual public engagement meeting in anticipation of coordinated rulemaking proceedings to adopt clean car rules in New Mexico. The public meeting is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021.


Topic: Clean Cars New Mexico, public engagement kick-off meeting
Time: 2 p.m. Mountain Time September 15, 2021
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Meeting ID: 941 5475 5213
Passcode: 190022

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Clean car rules reduce emissions from the transportation sector by making more low-emission and zero-emission passenger vehicles available to consumers. Consumer Reports estimates that by 2025 auto manufacturers will produce about 100 electric vehicle models. Without clean car rules, many of these advanced technology vehicles will not be readily available in New Mexico as manufactures will preferentially deliver the zero-emission vehicles to states with clean car credits.

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Fallen Heroes 9/11 Memorial Returns Saturday


September 9, 2021

2nd Annual Memorial Honors Service and Sacrifice of First Responders

Bernalillo County – The Bernalillo County Fire Department presents the 2nd annual Fallen Heroes 9/11 Memorial this Saturday, Sept. 11. at BernCo @ Alvarado Square, 415 Silver Ave SW, Albuquerque. BernCo honor guards will stand silent watch over 343 sets of firefighter bunker gear for a total of 343 minutes in remembrance of the 343 firefighters and 71 law enforcement officers who lost their lives while answering the call for service.  

 “It’s been 20 years. Yet the devotion to duty and courage demonstrated by the heroes who arrived on scene to pandemonium and went running into the World Trade Center continues to inspire us as if it was yesterday,” says Bernalillo County Fire Chief Greg Perez. “This is our second year doing a silent memorial which focuses on the firefighters and law enforcement officers and provides a way for widespread public participation both in person and online.”

The 9/11 Memorial will take place in front of Bernalillo County’s new administrative headquarters on Silver Avenue and will begin promptly at 6:46 a.m., the local time at which the first plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center and NYC emergency dispatchers sent police, paramedics and firefighters. Ceremonial procedures will be conducted throughout the memorial marking the second plane impact into the south tower (7:03 a.m.), the Pentagon impact (7:37 a.m.), collapse of the south tower (7:59 a.m.), the crash of flight 93 in Pennsylvania after passengers foiled hijackers on the way to Washington D.C. (8:03 a.m.), the collapse of the north tower (8:28 a.m.) and at 343 minutes from the start of the memorial marking the end of the ceremony (12:29 p.m.) BCFD firefighters will also strike the four-fives on a ceremonial bell on the hour starting at 9 a.m. following the laying of wreaths.

Silver Avenue will remain open so viewers may drive by the memorial between Fourth and Fifth streets. Pedestrians may pay respects in person. Chaplains will be present. The memorial will also be streamed live on the Bernalillo County Fire Department Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BerncoFD).

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.