Second Annual Junk Jog on September 19th

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Please consider participating in the 2nd Annual Junk Jog on Saturday, September 19th (See Press Release and contact information).  The City will consider a Westside ‘junk’ pick-up location in Taylor Ranch should enough people show interest.

As you may already be aware, Councilor Borrego is committed to raising the bar in Albuquerque–improving our City’s appearance and sense of pride and respect for its location and people.  Her commitment to these ideals led her to sponsor O-18 in 2018: AMENDING SECTION 9-8-99 ROA 1994 AND SECTION 8-2-1-60 ROA 1994 TO ADD OR INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF A FINE ASSOCIATED WITH A LITTERING OFFENSE passed November 30, 2018. 

Albuquerque’s Northwest side offers many outdoor amenities and walkable neighborhoods.  District 5 can continue to lead as an Albuquerque location proud of its qualities and willing to protect them. 

Participants must register by Thursday, September 10th at 5 p.m. Register and learn more at oneabqvolunteers.com.

District 5 Update from Councilor Borrego

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City Councilor Cynthia Borrego’s vision for District 5 is demonstrating good progress in crime prevention, infrastructure projects, and economic development and neighborhood level projects.  District 5 remains the District with the lowest numbers across all crime categories.

Roadway projects
Funding for Paseo del Norte design was kept intact during the 2020 State Legislative Special Session.  Councilor Borrego continues to work to ensure Paseo del Norte is a Council priority through her advocacy for the Transportation Infrastructure Tax, (R-47) specifying $12 million for Paseo’s expansion from Kimmick to Calle Nortena.  With this mandate the State Legislature approved $2.1 million in 2018 and $1.9 million in 2019. This funding provides enough money to begin the design and right-of way acquisition.  The City Administration has hired a transportation design engineer for the project.

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Harden Your Home and Vehicles as Targets For Thieves

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Simple steps to make your property “a tough nut to crack.”

Crime studies have shown time and time again that burglars prefer easy targets – ones they can get in and out of quickly. They avoid harder targets, like well-lit homes with a security system in use, homes with nosy neighbors or security cameras watching, and those that give appearance that someone is home. Here are some simple steps to keep thieves from giving your home a second look:

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ABCWUA “Ask An Expert” Program

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“Ask An Expert” Program Through ABCWUA Encourages Smart Watering and Xeriscaping
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) has many resources for Albuquerque residents. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, the Water Authority’s landscape experts can help answer your landscape and irrigation questions with free personalized e-mail consultations on topics related to sustainable, desert friendly landscaping and irrigation practices.

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