ONE Albuquerque October Newsletter

Hello Albuquerque,

Whether it’s creating accessible housing or revitalizing downtown, we’re moving our city forward. 

We know that across Albuquerque, across ages and incomes, families are feeling the housing strain. Rents have risen dramatically, placing significant stress on middle-income households and exacerbating risks for lower-income households. We need more affordable and accessible homes and more housing options. Earlier this month, we joined local leaders to announce Housing Forward ABQ, a plan which strives to do just that: create 5,000 new housing units by 2025, and set Albuquerque up for the future. Yes, this is an ambitious goal, but it is possible and desperately needed by our neighbors and families who are seeking housing that fits their needs and budgets. 

We also announced our Downtown Forward Plan which tackles public safety, economic development, and housing in our downtown core. We love and appreciate our historic downtown, but we also know it needs to be safer with more year-round activity for all ages in order to be the thriving city center it can be. That means investing in public safety and local entrepreneurs, creating more opportunities for positive community gatherings, and carrying out innovative projects like the Rail Trail

We know that our city is capable of great things, and that is why we are implementing these initiatives and working with community partners and leaders to make them a reality. When we share our love for Albuquerque and create unique solutions, anything is possible. 


Mayor Keller


Westside Boulevard Project Update October 28th

Construction to be Substantially Complete on Westside Blvd. Widening Project as of Monday, Oct. 31, 2022; Various Lane Closures May Be Required for Minor “Punch List” Work through Mid-December 2022
Update as of Friday, Oct. 28, 2022

Construction is expected to be substantially complete on this project as of Monday, Oct. 31, 2022 with all traffic barricades removed and all roadways, trails and pedestrian crossings open.
As construction wraps up this week, through Saturday, Oct. 29, the northbound, right-hand lane of Golf Course Road will be closed at the intersection of Golf Course Road and Westside Blvd.
Also, please note there may be various short-term lane closures as the contractor works to address minor “punch list” items for about 45 days following substantial completion, through mid-December 2022.
We appreciate your patience during construction. Thank you!

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;

Early Voting Begins and Same-Day Registration Locations Expand for General Election

The Count Clerk’s Office announced the beginning of early voting and the expansion of same-day registration locations for the November 8 General Election. There are 20 early voting convenience centers open, plus the Mobile Voting Unit is open as of October 22 through November 5. Most locations are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

It is not too late to register to vote and cast a ballot in the New Mexico General Election. Same-day registration will be available at the 20 early voting convenience centers throughout early voting and at the 72 Election Day convenience centers on Election day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. Residents who want to register to vote must bring a valid photo ID and documentation reflecting an address within Bernalillo County. 

Please visit for trusted information on elections and voting in Bernalillo County. The Clerk’s Office may be contacted by phone at 505-243-VOTE (8683) or email at

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event November 5th

Nov 05, 2022
10:00 AM – 03:00 PM

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


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).

  • Accepted Items:
  • Paint
  • Automotive Oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Gasoline
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Finishes & Stains
  • Aerosols
  • Pesticides/Herbicides
  • Poisons
  • Corrosives/Photo graphics
  • Batteries of all types
  • Fertilizers
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Mercury
  • Items Not Accepted:
  • Cylinders
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Appliances (Stoves, Refrigerators, etc.)
  • Metals
  • Paper
  • Needles/Medical Waste
  • Medications
  • Computers
  • Televisions/Stereos/Electronics
  • Asbestos
  • Ammunition/Gunpowder/Explosives
  • Radioactive Materials (including smoke detectors)

Download, print, and fill out the event form prior to the day of the event.

2022 Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) Updates

Updates for the 2022 Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) are underway and staff from the City’s Planning Department have gathered and posted a list of proposed changes online Ordinance – for the 2022 update. You can comment on proposed changes by clicking on the links below:  

Planning staff will provide a series of meetings to review and discuss changes proposed for the 2022 IDO Annual Update via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 913 7126 2282
Passcode: CABQ
Join by Phone: (346) 248-7799
 Meeting ID: 913 7126 2282

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