DiverseIT FREE Digital Literacy Classes

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Free Digital Literacy Classes

The Department of Senior Affairs in partnership with Adelante DiverseIT is excited to offer a series of FREE digital literacy group classes designed to teach the benefits of technology. Reserve a spot in our computer lab or bring your own laptop, smartphone or tablet. One on one mentoring for personal devices will be available.
Space is limited, registration required.

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EPC to Review Proposed Changes to Integrated Development Ordinance in December

The Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) will review proposed changes to the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO), the City’s zoning code, at a special hearing for the IDO Annual Update in December 2021. This is the first step in the City’s review/decision process, each of which includes opportunities for public comment. The proposed changes will continue to change throughout the process as staff and decision-makers consider and respond to comments and concerns. We encourage you to stay engaged throughout the process. Please see details below:

. Hearing #1: December 9, 2021 – Zoom
Staff will present the amendments, and the EPC will take public comments and discuss potential conditions of approval.
Zoom link: https://cabq.zoom.us/j/2269592859
To dial in by phone: (346) 248-7799, Meeting ID: 226 959 2859

The meeting agenda, staff report, and all other meeting materials will be available by Friday, December 3 here:
EPC webpage

Adopt a Pet “Black Friday Cuddlebuster” Event

Adopt a Pet On “Black Friday Cuddlebuster” Event with Animal Welfare and PetSmart Charities
Give a shelter pet a home by adopting during Black Friday Cuddlebusters” at Lucky Paws and PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center. Adoption center doors at these two locations are opening to the public Friday, November 26. Bring your family and find your purrfect match! To view our available pets, visit our www.cabq.gov/pets. Animal Welfare Department will waive the fee that is typically charged for adopting pets, while keeping all other adoption policies in place, including thorough match-making procedures and background checks. Each adoption will include spay or neuter, a microchip, required vaccinations, and one free initial vet visit. For dogs you will receive one free dog training class.

* Lucky Paws, 6600 Menaul N.E. in Coronado Mall, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
* Everyday Adoption Center, 350 Eubank Blvd. NE in PetSmart, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For more information, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/pets/events/animal-welfare-department-hosts-black-friday-cuddlebusters-pet-adoption

Westside Blvd. Project Update November 18, 2021


Update as of Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

CONTACT for questions and more information:
Patti Watson, 505-269-9691 cell; 505-245-3134 office; pattiw@cwastrategic.com

For more information or to sign up for email construction updates, visit:www.westsidewidening.com

NEW: Beginning Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, and lasting through the end of December 2021, crews will begin working in the median just west of the intersection of Golf Course Rd and Westside Blvd. Traffic impacts for this work will include:

  • Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd will be able to turn right and head north, turn left and head south on Golf Course Rd, or head straight on Westside Blvd.
  • Eastbound motorists on Westside Blvd will be split with two lanes to the south to turn right and head south on Golf Course Rd or head straight on Westside Blvd, and a separate lane to the north to turn left and head north on Golf Course Rd. (See map above)

ONGOING: Grande Blvd is now open from the westbound lanes of Westside Blvd. (See map above).

  • Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd are able to turn right and head north on Grande Blvd.
  • Southbound motorists on Grande Blvd are able to turn right and head west on Westside Blvd.

However, due to ongoing work in the far left-hand lane of Westside Blvd, eastbound motorists on Westside will not be able to access Grande Blvd by turning left. They can access Grande Blvd by heading north on NM 528 and turning left at 21st Ave. This part of construction is expected to last through mid to late December.

Regular work hours are Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m., although the contractor may work longer hours or on weekends if needed. Crews will not be working Thursday, Nov. 25, or Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, but all barricades will remain in place for safety. All construction is weather permitting and subject to change without notice.

District 5 Holiday Drive

Greetings District 5 Community Members,

In lieu of a District 5 Open House this Season, Council President Borrego is conducting a sock, hat, scarf, toys, and non-perishable foods drive for those less fortunate.  Donations are accepted at the Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center (4900 Kachina NW, Albuquerque, NM) and will be accepted November 18th– December 15th.  Donations will go to the Westside Emergency Housing Center.  Thank You for your consideration and wonderful generosity.

Happiness to you this Holiday Season*


Susan Vigil, Policy Analyst
Council President Cynthia D. Borrego, MPA, District 5
505-768-3189 (office)
505-917-5197 (cell)