Winter Waterwise Tips From ABCWUA

With freezing temperatures making an appearance in Albuquerque, it’s time to start shutting down your irrigation systems. A proper shutdown will help to reduce the chance of issues during the winter and ensure the irrigation system is ready to start back up in the spring. And don’t forget, we should shut down our evaporative coolers. Failure to prepare your system for colder weather and snow can result in damage from the freezing temperatures. For details on how to shut down your irrigation system and more winter tips, please visit: 

City Leaders Session Focuses on Historic Preservation

The Planning Department is offering a City Leaders learning opportunity for community members interested in historic preservation. Participants will hear from the City’s historic preservation staff about how neighborhoods are protected and preserved, and how community members can help with these efforts in their neighborhoods. We’ll also take time to explore both traditional and new housing opportunities for Albuquerque residents, such as casitas (accessory dwelling units), which are now allowed in all residential areas, as well as new proposals for meeting housing and economic development needs in the City. The Session takes place Saturday, December 2, 10:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m., Special Collections Library, 432 Central Avenue NE. For more information, visit:

City Announces New Contractor and Location for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center Starting December 1

Beginning on Friday, December 1, the City’s new contractor to oversee the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center will be Safety Kleen, and the new location will be at 2720 Girard NE. The hours of operation will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. To learn more, contact the Solid Waste Management Department at 505-768-2000 or visit:

Book Sale Hosted by ABQ Library This Saturday!

Love books? Need books? Want books? Come out to the Friends of the Public Library Monthly Book Sale this Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and add to your literary collection! the Book Sale takes place at the Main Library, 501 Copper NW, Lower Level, and you will find treasures like coffee table books, art books, gift books, stocking stuffers, holiday fiction and non-fiction, and much more. This is the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping and get something for the bookworm in your life. For more information, visit: All proceeds benefit the ABQ Library system.

Cibola Loop Multi-generational Center Status

From the Office of Dan Lewis

The Schematic drawing has been approved and the design of Phase I is being designed by the architects.

Phase I will construct 10,800 square feet first floor with 4,000 square feet second floor shell with a projected cost of $13 – $14.5M

$11.5M funding is in place with the final $3M coming from this session for the project.

Please email your legislator and let them know how important this project is to the area and request their support during the next Legislative Session to ask the Governor to approve the funding needed to complete this project and bring traffic relieve to the North West side of Albuquerque:

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham: 505-476-2200,

NM State Senator Brenda McKenna: 505 610-8332,

NM State Representative Cynthia Borrego:

Mayor Tim Keller: 505-768-3000