Summer ONE ALBUQUERQUE Newsletter

Hello Albuquerque, 

It’s hard to believe that back to school is just around the corner, but there’s still tons of fun things going on around our city that we hope you and your family will check out. Whether it’s Summerfest, our always-popular Teen Nights, or getting out to enjoy some of our great Open Spaces, we hope you have a great time and do your best to stay cool. We’re working to keep Albuquerque safe so everyone can feel comfortable getting out there and enjoying the special parts of our city. Right now, that means taking bold steps like closing Coronado Park so we can change direction and start moving toward lasting solutions. Together with our partners, we’ll make sure that every person has the opportunity to get connected to the services they need.

It also means standing up for Albuquerque in the DOJ settlement agreement. After the last independent monitor report showed APD’s greatest period of progress ever, we demonstrated that hard work to the federal judge overseeing the process. As of this week, we have now suspended one quarter of the settlement agreement. It’s a huge win for our community and our department. Now we are focused on the remaining reform tasks and getting more officers assigned to fight crime. We are pursuing lasting reform, change that will keep Albuquerque safe and hold our officers to the highest standards as public servants.

While we try new things to tackle big challenges, we are always investing in our communities’ success. Recently we’ve had exciting wins like opening a brand new library for a community that really deserves it, getting more funding for Job Training Albuquerque to serve workers and employers, and opening registration for before and after school programs for the coming year. Turn to the City if you’re looking for support services or growth opportunities. You might find a new way to volunteer, a community program, or a job that’s just right for you!


Mayor Tim Keller


Westside Boulevard Construction Update July 28, 2022

Update as of Thursday, July 28, 2022

CONTACTS for questions and concerns or to sign up for email updates on the project:
Patti Watson, 505-245-3134 office; 505-269-9691 cell;
Ty Stevers, 505-245-3138 office; 505-417-9989 cell;

NEW: Beginning today, Thursday, July 28 or tomorrow, Friday, July 29, the right lane allowing eastbound traffic on Westside to head southbound on NM 528 will be CLOSED so crews can work on ramps at the southwest corner of the intersection. Two lanes of eastbound traffic will be open – a thru/left-hand turn lane and a thru/right-hand turn lane.  
Ongoing Traffic Impacts
• There are various right lane closures on northbound and southbound Golf Course Road north and south of Westside Blvd.
•  Westbound traffic on Westside Blvd is reduced to one lane between NM 528 and Golf Course Rd.
•  Eastbound traffic on Westside Blvd is reduced to one lane between Golf Course Rd and NM 528.
•  Traffic on La Sierrita Rd and 7 Bar Loop Rd is able to turn right and head eastbound on Westside Blvd, but is NOT able to turn left and head westbound on Westside Blvd. Motorists can access westbound Westside Blvd by taking 7-Bar Loop Rd south to Driftwood Ave, heading west on Driftwood Ave, then north on Golf Course Rd. Westbound motorists on Westside Blvd can access La Sierrita or 7 Bar Loop Rd via Golf Course Rd south to Driftwood Ave, then east on Driftwood Ave to 7 Bar Loop Rd.
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. Saturday work is planned for the next few weeksAll construction is weather permitting and subject to change without notice.

Report Water Waste to ABCWUA

If you encounter water waste, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) encourages you report it by either calling (505)842-9287 Option 5, emailing, or fill out the online form:

Water waste is any water, other than natural precipitation, that flows or sprays into a public right-of-way, city storm drain, or adjacent property. Water waste is prohibited by the Water Waste Ordinance. All Water Authority water customers are required to comply with Water Waste regulations.

Northwest Area Command Hosting Two Community Events This Week

The Northwest Area Command of the Albuquerque Police Department is hosting two community events this week and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • Taco with a Cop, Thursday, July 28 at 12:00 noon, Walgreens, 3400 Coors NW
  • Pizza with a Cop, Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m., Dion’s at Coors and Montaño

These are great opportunities to meet the officers of the NW Area Command, enjoy some good food, and share your concerns. For more information, contact Pete Gelabert at: