Contact Tracer Scams on the Upswing in Albuquerque


The following is a reprint from the Office of Neighborhood Coordination September 8th Weekly eNews.

Contact Tracer Scams on the Upswing in Albuquerque – Be Alert!
Contact tracer scam attempts related to COVID-19 are on the uprise in Albuquerque and residents are asked to be aware. If you are called by someone claiming to be a contact tracer asking for certain personal information, be aware that a legitimate contact tracer WILL NOT ask for the following information:

  • A credit card number
  • A Social Security number
  • Any type of payment
  • Immigrant status

You may be asked for your date of birth to confirm your identity, however. If you’ve been contacted by a scammer, report it online to the Albuquerque Police Department immediately. You can file a report online at:

Second Annual Junk Jog on September 19th


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

District 5 Update from Councilor Borrego


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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Development Review Board Meeting July 22nd Details


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The City of Albuquerque Development Review Board (DRB)  to discuss the Apartments planned for Westside Blvd and Golf Course will be held next Wednesday 7/22/2020 at 0900am. We encourage all residents interested in the project to attend. The apartment project is the second item on the agenda. Here are the logistics for attending the meeting:

  1. Call to Order: 9:00 A.M.
  2. Changes and/or Additions to the Agenda
  3. Motion to amend the rules to allow a virtual meeting because of the public health emergency.
  4. Remote Meeting Information:
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 943 5093 0077

By phone 1-312-626-6799 or Find your local number:

Here is the link for the full DRB agenda:

Please refer to our previous posts for documentation on the project that we have available.  Click here for most recent post. Use Search term “planned development” to access previous posts.

The following are items relating to the traffic queries for this project:

  • Trip Generation Worksheet based on the ITE Trip Generation Manual, 10th Edition for Multifamily Housing (Mid-Rise) apartments
  • Subarea Map as a basis of the trip distribution
  • Trip Distribution Worksheet
  • Trip Distribution Map
  • Westside Project timing and financials which is in the current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for FFY 2020 and 2021.  According to MRCOG TIP Coordinator, this is a high priority project for the City of Albuquerque and City of Rio Rancho.  This project will more than likely be completed over the next few years considering the amount of construction that is involved.   Here is a link to MRCOG website where you can find the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (which includes project lists), as well as the TIP:

Grading and Drainage:  Here is the downloadable link to the drainage plan!Ah_cf8IHlL3ogkDpTWEqdjmDVXFo