Please join us for the upcoming Telephone Town Hall, this Thursday, February 16, from 5:30–6:30 p.m. We will be covering a variety of topics including public safety, housing initiatives, and more. Our subject matter experts include:
Mariela Ruiz-Angel, Director of Albuquerque Community Safety
Harold Medina, Chief of Albuquerque Police
Carol Pierce, Director of Family & Community Services
Cristina Parajon, Gateway Administrator
Cristin Chavez-Smith, Community Services Manager
We hope to hear from you during this important discussion. To learn more about the Telephone Town Hall and how to register, please visit this website.
The Northwest Community Policing Council (CPC) meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. and the public is invited! In February, the NW CPC will host a crime update from NW Area Commander Saladin, there will be an EFIT semi-annual update, a presentation on the newly approved Youth Community Policing Council, and much more. To register for the meeting Zoom link, contact Kelly Mensah at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the link.
Hello Albuquerque, This has been a great start to 2023. From celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day to cheering on the Lobos at the Pit, there have been many opportunities for Burqueños of all ages to come together, and there’s more on the way. In February, the City will be hosting several events in honor of Black History Month, holding the annual Youth Job & Volunteer Fair, and more. Stay tuned for details.
As we move toward the future, the 60-day legislative session is of great importance for our community. This is our opportunity as New Mexicans to implement policies to keep our communities safe and vibrant and to make investments that spur the change we want to see. For us at the City, this means we’re advocating for funding to create more housing and advance landmark projects like the Gateway Center, which is already offering services including emergency beds during these winter months. We’re on track to open phase one of the Gateway this spring thanks to public and private investments, and we need to take this momentum with us to the Roundhouse and secure resources to create more pathways to housing.
We’re also moving full steam ahead on this year’s Metro Crime Initiative (MCI). Coming off of last session’s successes, MCI offers a comprehensive package of policies that tackle gun violence, the fentanyl crisis, domestic violence, and more. Our number one priority is addressing the dangerous warrant backlog. Right now in Bernalillo county, there are nearly 5,000 outstanding felony warrants, 800 of those are violent, repeat, and recent offenders. APD and our partners in law enforcement have a plan for overtime operations to go after these drivers of crime and make our streets safer. With funding from the State, we are ready to carry out that plan.
We are committed as ever to protecting our communities, and we want you to join us. Make your voice heard, and learn how you can get involved with MCI.
Know a teen or young adult between 14 and 25 who’s looking for a job or who wants to volunteer? The City’s Youth Job and Volunteer Fair is just the place for them! This event takes place Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Berna Facio Professional Development Center, 3315 Louisiana NE. There will be a wide range of job possibilities and volunteer opportunities available for all skill levels. To learn more, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/youth-connect/events/2023-youth-job-volunteer-fair