Golf Course/Taylor Ranch Complete Streets Study Meeting August 5th

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The City of Albuquerque, in partnership with the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG), is conducting a Complete Streets Study on Taylor Ranch Road/Golf Course Road to identify the specific safety issues and challenges faced by pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders along the corridor. Download details.

A letter from Council President Borrego welcoming your neighborhoods input into the study is available for download.

Online Resources To Look Up Permit Applications, Land Use Information and More

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Did you know you can find information about projects or development going on in your neighborhood? These links are available on the ONC’s Resource Page as well: https://www.cabq.gov/office-of-neighborhood-coordination/resources

Permits
https://posse.cabq.gov/posse/pub/lms/Login.aspx
The Planning Department’s Land Management System (LMS) can be used to search various types of permit requests, including type of permit, status, issuance date and other pertinent information. An account is not required in order to use the system’s search features.
 
DRB, EPC and ZHE Public Hearings
The Development Review Board (DRB)Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) and Zoning Hearing Examiner (ZHE) offer functions associated with project review. Applications to these hearing bodies includes notification to property owners and neighborhood associations. A periodic check of the respective websites will also help to track proposals as they work their way through the review process.

Public Meeting on Elena Gallegos Open Space Improvements

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The public is invited to an upcoming meeting to discuss site improvements at the Elena Gallegos Open Space, including roads and parking, Cottonwood Springs and nature trail, and the education center. The public meeting takes place Wednesday, July 21 at 6:00 p.m., both in person and via Zoom. In person at Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE, and Zoom registration at: www.FoothillsEducationCenter.com.

Westside Blvd Project July Update

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REMINDER: SATURDAY WORK ON WESTSIDE WIDENING
PROJECT STARTS SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2021

Update as of Friday, July 9, 2021

Beginning Saturday, July 10, 2021, Star Paving will be working Saturdays on the Westside Blvd Widening Project. Allowed work hours are 6 a.m.-7 p.m. although crews may not work full days on Saturdays. The contractor is beginning work earlier due to the extreme heat and for the safety of the construction crew.

CONTACT for questions and more information:
Patti Watson, 505-269-9691 cell; 505-245-3134 office; pattiw@cwastrategic.com

For more information or to sign up for email construction updates, visit:www.westsidewidening.com

Star Paving is continuing construction on the first phase of the Westside Blvd widening project, which is expected to last through late fall 2021. The entire project is expected to be completed in spring 2022. For now, the following traffic impacts will be in place:

Westside Blvd will have westbound traffic shifted and reduced to one lane west of Golf Course Rd.

Please note that the contractor will open up the straight thru lane for westbound traffic on Westside Blvd when possible, but will need to close it occasionally for safety reasons. When there is only one westbound lane open on Westside Blvd west of Golf Course Rd, there may be delays. Motorists should seek an alternate route when possible.

COMING LATER THIS SUMMER: The contractor will close Grande Blvd at Westside Blvd later this summer. Advance notice will be provided when a date for this closure is scheduled and a designated detour route will also be provided.

All construction is weather permitting and is subject to change without notice.

Clean Cars New Mexico Public Engagement Kick-off Meeting July 21

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In 2019, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham committed the state to tackling greenhouse gas emissions in New Mexico, which contribute to climate change and harm public health.  

After drafting significant regulations to address greenhouse gas emissions from the highest emitting sector – the oil and gas industry – the state is beginning its campaign to reduce emissions from the second highest emitting sector in the state: transportation. 

The New Mexico Environment Department and the City of Albuquerque Environmental Health Department invite you to the virtual public engagement kick-off meeting of the Clean Cars New Mexico initiative from 5-7 p.m. July 21, 2021.  

This program will reduce the health and environmental impacts of light-duty vehicles by adopting stricter tailpipe emission standards for new vehicles offered for sale in New Mexico. The benefits of these rules for New Mexicans are clear: cleaner air to breathe, less money spent at the pump, more clean car options for consumers, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The Environment Department and City of Albuquerque anticipate filing petitions to our respective rulemaking boards in December 2021. If approved, the rules will go into effect in late 2022. 

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