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V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018

Council Watch

The City and a Baby

Council promotes Burque, lauds Holets

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An enthusiastic presentation given at the Feb. 5 Albuquerque City Council's meeting touted that Burque is a great place to work, live and play.
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V.27 No.4 | 1/25/2018

Council Watch

ICE and ART in January

Council also considers cops

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City government re-affirms immigrant-friendly status and fingers start to point in the ART boondoggle.
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V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018
Councilors Sanchez, Harris and Benton
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Council Watch

A Pink Cadillac and Coyotes

City Council takes action on several issues

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Cruising task force to review anti-cruising ordinance, mayor condemns coyote-killing contests, councilors annoyed at IDO meeting reschedule and ART financing.
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V.26 No.51 | 12/21/2017

Council Watch

Cruisers, Litigation and ART

The Council’s Christmas menu

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Cruisers, addressing the opioid crisis and discussions about ART were among the items on the agenda at the regular Albuquerque City Council meeting held on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
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V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017

Council Watch

Welcome, 23rd City Council!

New configuration is probably progressive

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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.
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V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017

Council Watch

Hello Ginger, Goodbye Lewis

22nd Council ends on a positive note

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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.
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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

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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

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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
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Editorial

Fireside Chat Shows Candidates’ Characters

Don’t vote for Trump again

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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The Sept. 6 Albuquerque City Council meeting was quick and easy, with the most interesting conversations happening during informal discussions.
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