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V.27 No.16 | 4/19/2018
Patrick Davis
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Council Watch

An Immigrant Friendly Town

Plus all sorts of other interesting city business

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Immigrant tears and fears topped the agenda and made for a very interesting Albuquerque City Council meeting.
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V.27 No.14 | 4/5/2018
Klarissa J. Peña
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

One Vote Over the Line

Council moves to decriminalize la grifa

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A move to decriminalize cannabis in the city, zoning code issues, autism awareness and safer school crossings dominated the April 2 meeting of the Albuquerque City Council.
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V.27 No.12 | 3/22/2018
City Councilors Benton and Borrego contemplate their respective universes

Council Watch

The Blinking of a Council

Women’s History Month, AFD raise on agenda

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Quick meeting proclaims March to be Women’s History Month and spends money on firefighters and affordable housing.
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At the Congressional Forum

Election News

CD 1 Forum Highlights Differences

Dem candidates vary in style, intensity

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Weekly Alibi helped commence the primary election season with a forum of candidates for Governor and Congressional District 1.
V.27 No.10 | 3/8/2018
Albuquerque City Council
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Taxes, Weed, Coyotes

Council works on a variety of issues

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A rise in retail taxes, the hint of cannabis and condemning coyote hunts lured a flock of citizens to the March 5 Albuquerque City Council meeting to participate in the democratic process.
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V.27 No.9 | 3/1/2018
Councilors Benton, Borrego and Winter

Council Watch

We Are One, We Are Safe

Council hears from citizens and advocates

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February proclaimed Black History Month, SAFE House lauded for its 40 years of service, Paul W. Dow approved as fire chief and gross receipts tax increased.
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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
Eric Williams Photography

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
Eric Williams Photography

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.
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