District 5 Open House March 23rd


From Councilor Borrego:
Please join me on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM for our District 5 Spring Open House. The meeting will broadcast via YouTube here.

Our topics will range from updates on the 2021 State Legislature Session to health and public safety. Please submit written comments prior to the meeting to cynthiaborrego@cabq.gov

Also, please register and receive the COVID vaccine. You can register for the vaccine
at https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/myregistration.html Feel free to contact my office for
assistance at 505-768-3189.

District 5 Newsletter


Bringing the City Council Presidency to the
Westside is one of the highlights of my service to
you as your District 5 Council Representative. I plan
to keep a firm eye and hand on ensuring
Albuquerque’s Westside receives
due consideration in decisions affecting planning,
funding, and fair and equal asset distributions. A
great example of Westside Council unity is seen in
the City’s recent purchase of the Open Space Poole
property, just north of District 5 and accessible to
its neighborhoods.

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District 5 Key Legislative Projects


February 11, 2021

Dear District 5 City Council Constituent:

City Council District 5 is working on several key legislative projects in addition to several smaller projects. These projects include Paseo del Norte NW’s Expansion and the Cibola Lp. Multi-Generational Center. Paseo del Norte NW is currently in the design phase, conducted by WH Pacific at a cost to the City of $2.36 million. The design to build an additional east and west bound lane, as well as bicycle paths and a multi-use trail should be completed by late fall 2021.

The next step is the acquisition of over 80 properties to be used for road right of way once the property survey is completed. Then the construction of the Paseo del Norte and Unser Blvd. intersection cross-section will take place. The project cost in its entirety is estimated to be $45 million. The City’s share of the cost is $26 million. We have already acquired $17.5 million, more than ½ the necessary funding to construct additional capacity. I am asking the NM State Legislature to fill the remaining funding gap at this 2021 Legislative Session. Please speak or write to your State Legislators and Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham to ask for their assistance. Let’s get this done together!

At a cost of $2.3 million, the City is already in the process of designing the Cibola Loop Mutigenerational Center on ~20 acres of land owned by the City slated for an entire Community Complex, to eventually include a library and pool. As there are currently no multi-generational centers nor senior centers north of I-40, this is an important City Council District 5 project expected to fill a gap in community amenities and services. There are also no libraries north of Montano Blvd. The Multi-Generational Center Complex is proposed to encompass a two-level complex of approximately 29,780 gross square feet including administrative offices, classrooms, locker rooms, a fitness center, kitchen, aerobics/dance room, game room, social hall, and climbing gym. Programmed activities will help meet the community needs to include services ranging from senior meals to all-age fitness opportunities and youth programming.

This year, my office is requesting from the State Legislature provision of $10 million in funding to construct the first floor of the Cibola Loop Multi-Generational Center. Please contact your State Senators and Representatives to ask for their support for this important District 5 community amenity that will serve Albuquerque’s North Westside side for generations to come.

For questions regarding these and other projects call my office at 505-768-3189 or send an email to cynthiaborrego@cabq.gov

Your Legislators are as follows:
Sen. Katy Duhigg, NM State Senate District 10: 505-397-8823, katy.duhigg@nmlegis.gov
Rep. Karen Bash, NM State House District 68: 505-986-4236, karen.bash@nmlegis.gov

Cynthia D. Borrego, MPA
City Council President, District 5
Office: (505) 768-3178

District 5 Winter Update from Councilor Borrego


I am honored to be serving the City of Albuquerque and District 5 as your City Council President in 2021.  There are many issues affecting District 5 that influence the entire westside including our transportation system. I am working to support westside Councilors to develop the Rio’s westside and encourage westside jobs. As the gem of the southwest, Albuquerque is poised to grow and provide economic opportunity for all. As President of the Council, I am also interested in supporting Councilors of our eastside neighborhoods. Together we will pull through the pandemic as a community to shine our cultural, economic, and geographic gifts to the rest of the country.

As the 2021 State Legislature commences, I ask that you contact your state legislators to request their support of District 5 projects, especially the Cibola Loop Multi-Generational Center Complex planned for your area. The design of the Multi-Generational Center is underway as is the low-density multi-family housing complex, partially slated for seniors. The entire complex is a priority multi-million-dollar project requiring phased funding for years into the future.

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District 5 Winter Open House December 15th


Councilor Borrego is happy to present the Winter District 5 Open House to be shared via YouTube. It is scheduled to occur this Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 6:00p.m.  Please see the attached flyer for details on how to tune-in.  Please feel free to send comments for consideration at the upcoming District 5 Open House to susanvigil@cabq.gov

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