It is always a good idea for a government to solicit ideas from its citizenry. The key will be getting the word out to all of ABQ. The mayor might want to offer a small prize for the best ideas - people love that kind of stuff. Straight recognition works also; a shoutout from the Mayor will make anyone's day. Also, everyone who submits an idea should receive a response by email so they know it isn't like the suggestion box at some companies that never gets opened.
--Lily Ribeiro (505stop.com)