ONE Albuquerque January Newsletter

Happy New Year, Albuquerque.

As we embark on 2024, we are taking time to reflect on the many successes of the last year like a record-breaking Balloon Fiesta, major progress on housing policy, expanding public safety resources, and so much more. In fact, you can find out more about our City’s accomplishments here in our “Year in Review” report.

We are also taking time to refresh our efforts and focus on making Albuquerque the best city for families. In just a few weeks, we will be at the legislative session, advocating for funding and policies that can move our city forward in these endeavors.

For the first time in decades, crime stats are trending in the right direction. Plans for better access and more housing are actually being realized. That’s why we must double down and capitalize on this momentum as we are looking to partner with the State to invest in needed services.

No city has more potential than ABQ to be the best place for families. But this is only something we can achieve together. Join us in our crusade during the session and let your legislators know that it’s time to give ABQ families the attention they deserve. And if you want to take your community engagement to the next level, the City offers so many opportunities to get involved through jobsvolunteering, or even boards and commissions like the ones listed in this letter.

Let’s fulfill the promise of Albuquerque together. 


Mayor Tim Keller


Potential Citywide Composting Program Seeks Resident Feedback

The City is dedicated to hearing from community members and tailoring sustainability projects to meet the public’s needs and expectations. Currently, the City is asking community members to share their vision for a citywide composting program.

There are two ways to get involved: (1) attend one of the upcoming in-person listening sessions or (2) watch a short video describing the framework for the design project and fill out the short online feedback form.

There are two listening sessions each week through February 7th, and each is at a different library across town. View the list of listening sessions, view the video, and send feedback by visiting:

Fixit Clinic Will Teach You To Fix your Household Items

Fixit Clinic
Saturday, February 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Quelab Makerspace, 680 Haines Ave NW

The Solid Waste Management Department and Keep Albuquerque Beautiful will partner with Quelab Makerspace and Fuse Makerspace to host this year’s Fixit Clinic on Saturday, February 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at the Quelab Makerspace, 680 Haines Ave NW. 

Bring your broken household items and learn from our experienced coaches how they can be repaired. This is a free, all-ages event where people can learn how to assess, disassemble, and hopefully repair broken household items instead of sending them to the landfill. The acceptable items include bikes, small appliances, electronics, and sewing projects.

There is also need for skilled individuals who are handy and experienced in sewing, woodwork, leatherwork, electronics, small appliances, and jewelry, so please register if you have any of these skills. For more information, call 311 or visit:

Message from Our State Representative

Cynthia D. Borrego
District 17

Dear District 17 Constituents,

I am deeply interested in your opinions on our current Legislative issues. Many of you have emailed me, and I appreciate reading your messages, as they help me determine how I will vote when the issue arises. My priorities are clear: public safety, economic development and jobs, housing, education, and mental health focuses. I am, however, always interested in listening to your concerns to determine or adjust my priorities. Also, you can go to our NM Legislature Website to find more information on my assigned committees, sponsored Bills, or other general information about me.

Please also fill out my online survey HERE or send an email to or anytime to express your interests, concerns, or thoughts. 

Thank you, and kind regards.


Representative Cynthia D. Borrego
District 17

IDO 2023 Annual Update – Hearing #2 January 11th

IDO Annual Update 2023
Environmental Planning Commission Hearing #2

EPC will consider proposed Conditions of Approval and vote on a recommendation to City Council about the proposed amendments to the City’s zoning code: the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO).

  • Thursday, January 11
  • 8:45 am via Zoom
  • Meeting materials and Zoom info will be posted here.

EPC is the first step of the City’s review/decision process. The Annual Update heads to City Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee next. 

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