Bilingual Book Festival Coming Up at NHCC


The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is hosting the 2021 Bilingual Book Festival Thursday, April 15 through Sunday, April 18 via Zoom and the public is invited to attend! This free, multi-generational event is great for the whole family. No registration is needed to attend virtually. This 4-day event features author readings, book events, workshops, and books in English, Spanish, and Native languages. To learn more, visit:

City Cleanup Day April 24th


City Cleanup Day Accepting Neighborhood Registrations
The Solid Waste Management Department is accepting registrations for this year’s One Albuquerque Cleanup event on Saturday, April 24, and your neighborhood can be part of this great yearly event. Sign up through your neighborhood association, or gather some friends as a team! Your neighborhood team will clean sidewalks and surrounding areas near you, adhering to social distancing protocols and wearing masks. Each neighbor/team will bring the waste they gather to their centralized location between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. where Solid Waste can collect it. To sign up your neighborhood association or team, visit:

Spring Service Tips and Watering Recommendations

From the April 2021 Newsletter:
It’s officially spring, which means irrigation time is here! It’s our second watering season in a row of drier and warmer conditions, and we’re in a Drought Watch. While it’s important to start watering plants now, don’t overdo it. Your monthly usage should only be two to four times higher than it is in the winter season. Meanwhile, do your best to avoid water waste. Runoff from over-watering is a big culprit, but making updates to your irrigation system can improve efficiency. Generous rebates are available!

For additional landscaping tips and to subscribe to the newsletter, visit the 505Outside website.

Plant Selection of the Month


Exposure: Sun/Shade
Water: Medium
Height and Spread: 6″ x 6″
Blooming Season: Spring
The Crocus is a brilliant addition to any landscape. It is one of the earliest bulbs to arrive and provides the first color to your landscape. The Crocus fits well in most landscapes because it can be found in various colors and sizes. It is easy to grow and care for and will return the following spring. 

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

Also, please register and receive the COVID vaccine. You can register for the vaccine
at 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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