|Farmers markets are getting into the swing of things all across Albuquerque. Experience everything from family-friendly growers markets with local produce and food trucks to markets focused on hand-crafted art, jewelry and local gifts. Many markets are already underway, so spend part of your weekend exploring all the goods markets have to offer!|
The Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (AQCB) will hold a virtual and in-person joint public hearing to consider the Clean Car Rule proposed by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the City of Albuquerque’s Environmental Health Department (EHD) beginning May 4, 2022. The in-person meeting will be held in the San Miguel (#215) and Mesilla Rooms (#235) on the eastern upper level of the City of Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd Street NW. Virtual participants can find meeting access information on the NMED’s event calendar for Wednesday, May 4, and Thursday, May 5. Any person may submit written public comments on the Clean Car Rule, preferably via the EIB’s public comment form until the close of the hearing or present public comments verbally during the four public comment periods scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 4th, and 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 5th, 2022. The public comment periods end once all interested persons have spoken.
The proposed Clean Car Rule reduces emissions from the transportation sector by making about 3,800 additional zero-tailpipe emission passenger cars – like fully electric vehicles – available in dealer showrooms in New Mexico each year. If adopted, the Clean Car Rule is projected to eliminate about 130,000 tons of greenhouse gases and over 1,700 tons of harmful ozone-forming air pollution in New Mexico by 2050.
NMED and EHD anticipate the hearing will last approximately two days with the EIB and AQCB potentially deliberating and making a decision immediately following the hearing. The EIB and AQCB will consider the proposed rule and decide whether to adopt it as proposed or with amendments.Continue reading
Summer is just around the corner, and we’re gearing up for a safe, fun season full of activities for the whole family to enjoy. We love seeing so many folks getting outside and enjoying the great things going on in our city. It’s so important to remember to keep each other safe and do our part to make Albuquerque even more beautiful. Whether it’s volunteering for a community cleanup, joining our effort to plant more trees, or just driving slower on our streets to protect pedestrians and cyclists, we can all do something to make this summer better for everyone.
We’re focused on giving our communities the support they need to be healthy and safe, including refreshed strategies for affordable housing and new automated speed enforcement technology to remind folks to respect the rules of the road. Together with the help of volunteers and partners across the city, we’re working toward a better Albuquerque every day, and we hope you’ll join us.
Mayor Tim Keller
City Council will review the 2021 IDO Annual Update at its hearing on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 5 p.m.
Proposed Floor Amendments
City Councilors have proposed several floor amendments to be considered by the full City Council.
- Proposed Floor Amendments – as of April 25, 2022
Any floor amendments that are adopted by the City Council would change the Redline Draft that includes conditions of approval recommended by the Environmental Planning Commission in December 2021 and may change the amendments passed by the Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) committee on March 30th and April 13th. See the Redline Draft below.
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You are invited to attend the ONC’s upcoming virtual Lunch and Learn panel discussion on the Gateway Center and the work of the Albuquerque Community Safety Department (ACS), taking place this Thursday, April 28 at 12:00 noon. The panel discussion will feature staff from both the Family and Community Services Department (FCS) and ACS, as well as neighborhood residents who live in proximity to the Gateway Center, and the discussion will include an overview of the Gateway Center and the services and resources it will provide. The ACS Department will also be part of the panel, discussing the resources their department offers and how their work ties in with the Gateway Center. The ONC will moderate. The webinar is free, open to the public, and will be recorded and uploaded to the ONC YouTube channel. To register, visit: