politics


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.
V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
Councilors Lewis, Jones and Benton discuss city business
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

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.24 | 6/15/2017
Gus Pedrotty
Courtesy of Pedrotty for Mayor

Candidate Q&A

Pedrotty’s Bigger Picture

Candidate: healthy future is now

Gus Pedrotty's bid for mayor began as idealistic, but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.
V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
Councilors Peña, Lewis and Benton discuss city business
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

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.22 | 6/1/2017
Mayoral Forum in Albuquerque
courtesy of NM Political Report

Election News

Forum Invigorates Campaign

Mayoral candidates put their dukes up!

Six Albuquerque mayoral candidates faced off last week in one of the first forums of the campaign, answering questions on a wide range of issues like community policing, immigration and economic development.
Candidates Archuleta, Colón and Keller
Diana Cervantes via The Daily Lobo

Editorial

Where to Now?

Mayoral campaign reveals similarities

Amidst so many similar planks in platforms that appear, on the surface, to mirror each other, it’s reasonable to fear that progressive and centrist voters will split the vote unnecessarily, giving right-leaning candidates the advantage they need to win the race and ultimately continue the failed policies of the Berry administration.
V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017

Council Watch

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.