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V.26 No.32 | 8/10/2017
Albuquerque City Council
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Council Gets Back to It

ICE, elections and ART discussed

A bucket of prickly issues awaited the Albuquerque City Council at their Aug. 7 meeting. Rapid immigration enforcement, election issues and transit woes were some of the matters tackled by councilors.
V.26 No.28 | 7/13/2017
Albuquerque's City Council
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Sick Leave Measure Debated

New legislation goes back to Berry

The upcoming Oct. 3 municipal ballot just got a little more complicated.
V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
Councilors Lewis, Jones and Benton discuss city business
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New Budget, More Business

Council meets ahead of summer break

Budget tweaked, Healthy Workforce Initiative's entire text to be on ballot and gas tax removed for space.
V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
Councilors Peña, Lewis and Benton discuss city business
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Budget Override, Parade of Pride

Plus taxes and animal welfare

Love for Burque Pride, a shout out to Bessie’s Lace for hanging in there for 25 years and a veto override were part of the June 5 Albuquerque City Council meeting.
V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017

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The Budget and Tapia

Council manages many municipal issues

Sprinkle some money here; toss a little over there. Albuquerque City Councilors cultivated a $531.4 million city operating budget during a five-hour regular meeting May 15.
V.26 No.18 | 5/4/2017
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Al Hurricane, Taser and TIDDs

Council considers quality concerns

Taser International (now named Axon) awarded new contract, Lower Petrogylphs TIDD approved and public warned of hepatitis C.
V.26 No.15 | 4/13/2017

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Solidarity, Justice and Ted Gallegos

Council considers local issues

Council acknowledges Sikh contributions, get schooled in love by The Don, considers buying La Cuentista properties and prepares for Nob Hill sidewalks.

V.26 No.13 | 3/30/2017

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Planning, Narcan and Petie Gibson

Council addresses a variety of civic issues

Council hears about integrated development ordinance, sets APD naloxone time frame and calls for a study on merging city and county public safety departments.
V.26 No.11 | 3/16/2017

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Planning, Gender Equality and Forensics

Council meeting productive, progressive

Neighborhoods want more time to weigh in on ABC to Z project, Pay Equity Initiative seeks better pay equity, Council wants new rape kits processed within 3 months and Nob Hill sidewalks are envied.
V.26 No.9 | 3/2/2017
Trudy Jones roundup

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Council Reiterates Immigrant-Friendly Stance

Overflowing crowd cheers city policy

City resources denied to feds, boards appointed, capital projects set up for funding and decibel threshold lowered.
V.26 No.6 | 2/9/2017
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Albuquerque is Immigrants

Council considers sanctuary, law enforcement, low-income housing

The latest Council meeting focused on the status of immigrants in the Duke City.
V.26 No.4 | 1/26/2017
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A Comprehensive Plan

Council meeting focuses on metro area’s future

Residents up in arms over Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan process, timeline and inclusiveness.
V.26 No.2 | 1/12/2017

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A Transfer Station, a Farm and Kovitz

Council begins 2017 with five hour flair

The Albuquerque City Council had their hands full at their first meeting of 2017, discussing the proposed Edith Transfer Station, Candelaria Farm and Marshall Kovitz, among other important civic issues.
V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
The council considers transportation legislation at a recent meeting
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Firefighters, Bureaucracy and the Budget

The last council meeting of 2016

Council is confronted by a revenue shortfall, begins to address the sexual assault evidence kit backlog and gives AFD a new fire truck.
V.25 No.49 | 12/8/2016

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Respect, The New Boss and Narcan

Council takes action on many measures

Isaac Benton takes over as president, naloxone to be put into first-aid kits in public places and thumbs down to waiving bus fares along Central during ART construction.