IDO Annual Update 2021 Hearing May 16th

City Council will review the 2021 IDO Annual Update at its hearing on Monday, May 16, 2022 at 5 p.m.

Proposed Floor Amendments
City Councilors have proposed 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 Council on May 2, 2022 or the Council’s Land Use, Planning, and Zoning (LUPZ) committee on March 30th and April 13th. See the Redline Draft below.

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Central Albuquerque CPA Initiative Kicks Off in Mid-May and You’re Invited!

The Planning Department team working on the Central Albuquerque Community Planning Area (CPA) Assessment invites you to join a Kickoff Meeting to learn more about the Planning Department’s CPA assessment process and to share your ideas for what is valued and most needed in your neighborhood. The CPA Assessment will be used by the community and City decision makers to understand community priorities and the resources needed to address them. There will be two project kickoff meetings.

  • In-person, Wednesday, May 18 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at Johnny Tapia Community Center
  • Zoom, Thursday, May 19 from 11:30AM – 1:00 PM.

Please use the form link below to register for the meeting that is most convenient for you. https://forms.gle/nBKEPNYxqWNAi4q39. For more information and to stay up-to-date on this project, check out: https://cpa.abc-zone.com/central-abq . Send your questions to: CentralABQ-CPA@cabq.gov   

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.

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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