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