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V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018
Klarissa Peña
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Peña, Lobbyists and Appointments

The Council is on a roll

The Albuquerque City Council’s powerful president's gavel was passed to Klarissa Peña, driver of a vintage pink Cadillac whose cruising she helped to legalize.
V.27 No.49 | 12/6/2018
APD continues to move toward a community policing model
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Police Oversight Plan Progresses

Harness re-appointed, Ginger positive and more APD buzz

Civilian police oversight is a difficult task at best and for the better half of 2018 the agency and the board have been struggling to keep up.
V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
Councilors Benton and Borrego
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APD Improves, Hope Works

Also, litter is out and cruising is okay

Albuquerque City Councilors plowed through a lengthy agenda sprinkled with cool cars, less litter and houses of hope.
V.27 No.42 | 10/18/2018
Brad Winter and Diane Gibson

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TaskUs, Netflix and Voting

Council also works to end domestic violence

Council proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness month, approves the next step in handing out a $6 million industrial revenue bond package for TaskUs and gets ready to debate giving $4.5 million to Netflix.
V.27 No.38 | 9/20/2018
City Councilors Brad Winter and Klarissa Peña
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Buzzing Through Interpretation

Council works on issues related to helicopters, communication and jobs

Motorcycles, more about helicopters and hundreds of new jobs highlighted the chatter of a quick and easy Sept. 17 Albuquerque City Council meeting.
V.27 No.37 | 9/13/2018
The Albuquerque City Council
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Whirlybirds and Proclamations

City Council met after Labor Day

If one listened carefully at the City Council meeting you might have heard the buzz of about $5.2 million flying towards a new police department helicopter.
V.27 No.35 | 8/30/2018
Councilors Benton and Davis pledge allegiance to the flag
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Hope, Revitalization and Thanks

Council meets to strengthen city

Several million dollars in hope is on its way to north Downtown after the Albuquerque City Council approved a project that will bring a chance for a better life to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.
V.27 No.34 | 8/23/2018
Eric Griego speaks about the Democracy Dollar petitions
Marjorie Childress

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Democracy Dollars Debate

Council, Commission discuss campaign reform

An idea to bring about a small amount of campaign reform to city elections has taken up the attention of both the Bernalillo County Commission and the Albuquerque City Council at their recent meetings.
V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
The Albuquerque City Council meets
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Council Overrides Keller Veto

Topgolf vote at top of the agenda

After a month-long break, Albuquerque City Councilors got back to spreading around millions of dollars, tackling the opioid giants and supporting our local passenger train.
V.27 No.25 | 6/21/2018

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Fireworks, Golf and the Chief

Council also approves union agreements, recognizes volunteers

New golf digs, union pay agreements and the official appointment of a top cop held the attention of the Albuquerque City Council.
V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018

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Golf, Bike Lanes and No ICE

Council focuses on quality of life

The city council takes the long view on golf, bicycle lanes and ICE in Burque.
V.27 No.21 | 5/24/2018
Serious business at the City Council
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Teachers, Firefighters, the Budget

Council also celebrates Ramadan, discusses nukes in town

City Council topics included approval of a new $577 million fiscal year general fund budget, shout-outs to local teachers, active and retired firefighters and a long-awaited recognition to the local Islamic community in honor of Ramadan.
V.27 No.19 | 5/10/2018

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Balloons and Biology

Council examines civic issues

Dignity in death, landing spots for hot air balloons and nurturing a bioscience community were the some of the hot topics at the Albuquerque City Council meeting.
V.27 No.16 | 4/19/2018
Patrick Davis
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An Immigrant Friendly Town

Plus all sorts of other interesting city business

Immigrant tears and fears topped the agenda and made for a very interesting Albuquerque City Council meeting.
V.27 No.14 | 4/5/2018
Klarissa J. Peña
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One Vote Over the Line

Council moves to decriminalize la grifa

A move to decriminalize cannabis in the city, zoning code issues, autism awareness and safer school crossings dominated the April 2 meeting of the Albuquerque City Council.