ONE Albuquerque Planning Newsletter February 2024

What’s Your Community Planning Area?
Remember to Sign Up for Updates on Your Area!

The West Mesa and Northwest Mesa Community Planning Area (CPA) Assessments are about to start! Make sure you’re getting updates on when the Long-Range team will be in your neighborhood! 


Reminder – East Gateway Open House


ONE Albuquerque January Newsletter

Happy New Year, Albuquerque.

As we embark on 2024, we are taking time to reflect on the many successes of the last year like a record-breaking Balloon Fiesta, major progress on housing policy, expanding public safety resources, and so much more. In fact, you can find out more about our City’s accomplishments here in our “Year in Review” report.

We are also taking time to refresh our efforts and focus on making Albuquerque the best city for families. In just a few weeks, we will be at the legislative session, advocating for funding and policies that can move our city forward in these endeavors.

For the first time in decades, crime stats are trending in the right direction. Plans for better access and more housing are actually being realized. That’s why we must double down and capitalize on this momentum as we are looking to partner with the State to invest in needed services.

No city has more potential than ABQ to be the best place for families. But this is only something we can achieve together. Join us in our crusade during the session and let your legislators know that it’s time to give ABQ families the attention they deserve. And if you want to take your community engagement to the next level, the City offers so many opportunities to get involved through jobsvolunteering, or even boards and commissions like the ones listed in this letter.

Let’s fulfill the promise of Albuquerque together. 


Mayor Tim Keller


It’s the Holiday Season

Hello Albuquerque, 

This is truly the best time of year in Albuquerque. Besides getting to spend time with our loved ones, it’s always so special to see the snow-capped Sandias, luminarias lining the street, and our community coming together to celebrate the triumphs of the last year and the promise of the next one. 

This is also an important time for us to take stock and evaluate how we can better support one another. This could look like supporting local businesses as you shop for holiday gifts, or joining our Civic Engagement team and getting involved in community service opportunities. You could even join one of our many boards and commissions and help make a difference in City policy. 

There are so many ways to get involved in our incredible, unique community and to make a positive impact. We are so fortunate to call Albuquerque our home, and we are ready to take on another year moving our city forward and fulfilling its potential. 

On behalf of the City of Albuquerque, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. 

Mayor Tim Keller


ONE Albuquerque Autumn Newsletter


We hope you are enjoying autumn in Albuquerque. From the golden leaves to balloon filled skies to roasting green chile, there are so many reminders of how truly unique and beautiful this city is. 

This year’s Balloon Fiesta saw a record number of attendees, with over 316,000 visitors traveling through Sunport alone. The annular solar eclipse added another outstanding show, an event my family won’t soon forget. We are so grateful for the hard work of our City team and the entire community who made this year’s Fiesta a success.

We also celebrated two years of the Albuquerque Community Safety Department this fall. This department is the first of its kind, dispatching trained responders to 911 and 311 calls for mental and behavioral health, substance use, and homelessness. The stories that the community and our responders share about the department show how this approach is working in Albuquerque, and I invite you to read about a recent call below. 

October also brought the opening of the highly anticipated Asia habitat at our Bio Park, giving animals dynamic new environments to call home and our families a world-class experience in the heart of our city. We renovated the Trumbull Child Development Center and reopened the center for kids, giving our littlest learners and their parents needed services in their neighborhood, and we secured funding to continue investing in our open spaces across Albuquerque.

Every day, I see the work our community is doing to fulfill the promise of Albuquerque, writing new chapters in our story. While we certainly have our challenges, there is so much to celebrate and that’s what fuels us as we work towards a better city for our families. We appreciate everyone who shares this vision and drive with us, and we are looking forward to what the future has in store. 


Mayor Tim Keller


Trees Keep Our City Clean, Beautiful and Healthy!

To help increase the Tree Canopy in our urban area, the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) offer “Treebates” to offset part of the cost of planting a new low or medium water usage tree. The “Treebate ‘can also be used to help cover the costs of tree maintenance. As our communities grow, we see the increase in streets, roof tops, and parking lots, etc. All these hard, paved surfaces cause “the heat island effect” warming our cities by as much as 10 degrees. Trees are a great natural tool to help mitigate the heat island effect, and keep our cities clean, beautiful, and healthy! Choose from our list of 20 beautiful trees to increase your tree canopy! Visit www.505Outside for details.