politics


V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017

Council Watch

Welcome, 23rd City Council!

New configuration is probably progressive

The first meeting of the newly seated 23rd Albuquerque City Council zipped by in just 68 minutes. That quick convocation included new Mayor Tim Keller stopping by to introduce some of the key players in his budding administration.
V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017

Council Watch

Hello Ginger, Goodbye Lewis

22nd Council ends on a positive note

With the flip of a coin and the bang of a gavel, the last meeting of the 22nd Albuquerque City Council came to an end.
V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017

Council Watch

The Passage of IDO

Council approves sweeping zoning reform

Albuquerque City Council passed a massive overhaul of the city’s zoning regulations at its special meeting.
V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017

Council Watch

IDO, Beggars and a Fresco

Civic improvement, safety at issue

Taking a cue from ancient Roman leaders, Albuquerque City Councilors made it a crime to give beggars a quarter along busy roadways, commissioned a new fresco Downtown and tweaked the proposed overhaul of the city’s planning and zoning codes.
V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
Tim Keller
Eric Williams Photography

Editorial

Fireside Chat Shows Candidates’ Characters

Don’t vote for Trump again

If the meeting of minds at the Albuquerque Press Club had any significance, then it was to show which candidate is fit to be mayor.
V.26 No.43 | 10/26/2017

Council Watch

People of District 5

NW citizens choose new councilor

Here are the two people on the Nov. 14 runoff ballot for City Council District 5.
V.26 No.42 | 10/19/2017

Council Watch

Zoning, Pawn and a Runoff

Council tackles municipal issues

A major revamp of the city’s zoning code, significant changes to how pawnbrokers can do business and stopping vehicle solicitations drew a good size crowd for the City Council meeting. Some items got heard and even less got passed as the grinder of democracy made a little more sausage.
V.26 No.41 | 10/12/2017

Council Watch

Mysteries of the Consent Agenda

And other CABQ phenomena

Millions spent for federal police oversight, hundreds of police complaint cases heard and a denied request for an investigation into an unjust drug sting are just some of the issues recently tackled by members of the Albuquerque City Council.
V.26 No.40 | 10/5/2017

Council Watch

Memorials, Recovery and Alvarado

Council, Commission meetings reviewed

Memorial plans unveiled, Innovate ABQ gets grant and county joins opioid lawsuit.
V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017

Council Watch

Council Candidates, Start Your Engines!

Citizens, find your favorite and vote!

Fourteen folks are vying for five spots in the City Council.
V.26 No.37 | 9/14/2017

Council Watch

Peace, Film and the DOJ

Council meets after Labor Day

The Sept. 6 Albuquerque City Council meeting was quick and easy, with the most interesting conversations happening during informal discussions.
V.26 No.34 | 8/24/2017
Albuquerque City Council
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Lighting the Way to the Future

Post-eclipse meeting is subdued

A small post-eclipse crowd greeted city councilors at their Aug. 21 regular meeting. With no red-hot topics, councilors trekked through an easy agenda that included a new innovative public lighting plan, a halt to some road construction and grant dollars for senior citizen projects.
V.26 No.32 | 8/10/2017
Albuquerque City Council
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

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.30 | 7/27/2017

NM Political Report

Campaign Finance Reporting Changes Prove Controversial

Proposed changes to campaign finance reporting rules attempt to update sections of the Campaign Reporting Act that have been invalidated in court, but some are concerned the rules will force disclosure of people who want to remain anonymous, violating their First Amendment rights.
V.26 No.28 | 7/13/2017
Albuquerque's City Council
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Sick Leave Measure Debated

New legislation goes back to Berry

The upcoming Oct. 3 municipal ballot just got a little more complicated.