5th Council Redistricting Meeting Encourages Residents to Attend This Wednesday, May 4th

The 2022 City Council Redistricting Committee will hold its fifth meeting on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 PM on Zoom Webinar. The Committee invites members of the community to join and participate in this process that occurs every 10 years. The Redistricting Committee has been working since early March and is asking Albuquerque community members to engage in this important process. All information on the Redistricting Committee is on their webpage at: www.cabq.gov/2022redistricting. The webpage contains all past meeting information, including videos of the meetings, presentation materials, concept maps that have been presented thus far, and the ability for community members to submit written public comments that can include map suggestions and information about their communities of interest. 

The Redistricting Committee is encouraging community members to participate in the redistricting process by using Districtr to draw maps and communities of interest using the tools on this website: https://districtr.org/tag/drawABQ, to draw your own plan, update existing concepts under committee consideration, or let the committee know about your community. Community members can create maps then submit them to the Committee by pasting the map link into the public comment webform on the project webpage. 

Public comment can be taken on the project webpage at www.cabq.gov/2022redistricting and live at the meeting. Community members can join the Webinar and use the “Raise Hand” function during the public comment section of the agenda and they will be called on to provide comments to the Redistricting Committee. All meetings of the 2022 Redistricting Committee are subject to the State Open Meetings Act.

ABQ 365 Spring News

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Farmers markets are getting into the swing of things all across Albuquerque. Experience everything from family-friendly growers markets with local produce and food trucks to markets focused on hand-crafted art, jewelry and local gifts. Many markets are already underway, so spend part of your weekend exploring all the goods markets have to offer!

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Upcoming Clean Car Rule Hearing- Beginning Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board (AQCB) will hold a virtual and in-person joint public hearing to consider the Clean Car Rule proposed by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the City of Albuquerque’s Environmental Health Department (EHD) beginning May 4, 2022.  The in-person meeting will be held in the San Miguel (#215) and Mesilla Rooms (#235) on the eastern upper level of the City of Albuquerque Convention Center, 401 2nd Street NW.  Virtual participants can find meeting access information on the NMED’s event calendar for Wednesday, May 4, and Thursday, May 5.  Any person may submit written public comments on the Clean Car Rule, preferably via the EIB’s public comment form until the close of the hearing or present public comments verbally during the four public comment periods scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on May 4th, and 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 5th, 2022.  The public comment periods end once all interested persons have spoken.  

The proposed Clean Car Rule reduces emissions from the transportation sector by making about 3,800 additional zero-tailpipe emission passenger cars – like fully electric vehicles – available in dealer showrooms in New Mexico each year.  If adopted, the Clean Car Rule is projected to eliminate about 130,000 tons of greenhouse gases and over 1,700 tons of harmful ozone-forming air pollution in New Mexico by 2050.

NMED and EHD anticipate the hearing will last approximately two days with the EIB and AQCB potentially deliberating and making a decision immediately following the hearing. The EIB and AQCB will consider the proposed rule and decide whether to adopt it as proposed or with amendments.

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ONE ALBUQUERQUE Newsletter

Hello Albuquerque!

Summer is just around the corner, and we’re gearing up for a safe, fun season full of activities for the whole family to enjoy. We love seeing so many folks getting outside and enjoying the great things going on in our city. It’s so important to remember to keep each other safe and do our part to make Albuquerque even more beautiful. Whether it’s volunteering for a community cleanup, joining our effort to plant more trees, or just driving slower on our streets to protect pedestrians and cyclists, we can all do something to make this summer better for everyone.

We’re focused on giving our communities the support they need to be healthy and safe, including refreshed strategies for affordable housing and new automated speed enforcement technology to remind folks to respect the rules of the road. Together with the help of volunteers and partners across the city, we’re working toward a better Albuquerque every day, and we hope you’ll join us.

Sincerely,

Mayor Tim Keller

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IDO Annual Update 2021 – City Council Hearing #1

City Council will review the 2021 IDO Annual Update at its hearing on Monday, May 2, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Proposed Floor Amendments
City Councilors have proposed several floor amendments to be considered by the full City Council. 

Any floor amendments that are adopted by the City Council would change the Redline Draft that includes conditions of approval recommended by the Environmental Planning Commission in December 2021 and may change the amendments passed by the Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) committee on March 30th and April 13th. See the Redline Draft below.

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