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V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017
Pat Davis and Trudy Jones

Council Watch

The Passage of IDO

Council approves sweeping zoning reform

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

Council Watch

IDO, Beggars and a Fresco

Civic improvement, safety at issue

By Carolyn Carlson
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.
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V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
Tim Keller
Eric Williams Photography

Editorial

Fireside Chat Shows Candidates’ Characters

Don’t vote for Trump again

By August March
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

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

Council Watch

Zoning, Pawn and a Runoff

Council tackles municipal issues

By Carolyn Carlson
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.
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V.26 No.41 | 10/12/2017
Pat Davis and Ken Sanchez

Council Watch

Mysteries of the Consent Agenda

And other CABQ phenomena

By Carolyn Carlson
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.
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V.26 No.40 | 10/5/2017

Council Watch

Memorials, Recovery and Alvarado

Council, Commission meetings reviewed

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

Council Watch

Council Candidates, Start Your Engines!

Citizens, find your favorite and vote!

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

Council Watch

Peace, Film and the DOJ

Council meets after Labor Day

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

Lighting the Way to the Future

Post-eclipse meeting is subdued

By Carolyn Carlson
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.
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V.26 No.32 | 8/10/2017
Albuquerque City Council
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Council Watch

Council Gets Back to It

ICE, elections and ART discussed

By Carolyn Carlson
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.
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V.26 No.30 | 7/27/2017

NM Political Report

Campaign Finance Reporting Changes Prove Controversial

By Joey Peters
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

By Carolyn Carlson
The upcoming Oct. 3 municipal ballot just got a little more complicated.
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V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
Councilors Lewis, Jones and Benton discuss city business
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Council Watch

New Budget, More Business

Council meets ahead of summer break

By Carolyn Carlson
Budget tweaked, Healthy Workforce Initiative's entire text to be on ballot and gas tax removed for space.
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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

By August March
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.
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