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V.29 No.34 | 8/20/2020
Pat Davis joins religious leaders speaking against the militarization of police.
Clarke Condé

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Shades of Blue

Support for police; keep the military bling

Rhetoric swirled through a long agenda at the more-than-six-hour Aug. 17 Albuquerque City Council meeting. Support for police and its military-style equipment, controversial development and adding more diversity on city boards and commissions brought out political posturing and lip service.
V.29 No.32 | 8/6/2020
Garcia’s Kitchen
Clarke Condé

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Welcome Back, Now Get to Work!

Councilors return to tackle helping Burque businesses

City Councilors faced down a packed Zoom agenda with no end in sight to the COVID pandemic, and many questions of how to help the city’s struggling businesses and residents were hanging in the virtual air.
V.29 No.27 | 7/2/2020
COVID-19 warning sign over I-24
Clarke Condé

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Councilors Cleaning House

One long Zoom call later, City Council tackles corona questions

Burque City Councilors earned their summer vacay after a nearly 6 1/2 hour Zoom meeting, clearing their government table of a myriad of items.
V.29 No.26 | 6/25/2020
The new normal for city council meetings.
Clarke Conde

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Uncharted Territory

City Council navigates new paths as protests and COVID continue

It’s a different world from whence we last touched base. Our local government bodies have had to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with budget adjustments, small business help and police reform.
V.29 No.14 | 4/2/2020

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Here to Serve

Serving the public in new ways

With things slipping into semi-dystopian reality local governments are learning to serve the public in new ways. Here are some links, updates and the ‘what’s up’ from our local governments.
V.29 No.12 | 3/19/2020
Councilors Davis, Jones and Benton
Eric Williams Photography

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The Council in March

COVID-19, emergency powers and a new councilor

March came in like a lamb and will go out like a lion because, in our unprecedented times, local governments are infused with national and global concerns. The March 16 Albuquerque City Council meeting was held in a vacant chamber due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
V.29 No.9 | 2/27/2020
City Councilors Davis, Jones and Benton
Eric Williams Photography

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Proclamations, Travel, Crime

Council moves forward in 2020

February brought a mixed bag of weather to the Albuquerque City Council as it adjusted to a newly elected member and an empty seat left by Councilor Ken Sanchez’s January death.
V.29 No.5 | 1/30/2020
Councilors Davis and Jones
Eric Williams Photography

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The Legacy of Councilor Sanchez

Plus a new member, the gavel and nuclear power

During the Jan. 22 Albuquerque City Council meeting, one could almost see the spirit of Councilor Ken Sanchez present as the local body politic took care of city business during the first meeting of 2020.
V.28 No.51 | 12/19/2019
Brad Winter
Eric Williams Photography

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The Lion in Winter

Council says goodbye to Bregman’s replacement

Albuquerque City Council said goodbye to its longest-sitting member, while welcoming onboard a new Council member. Then, the body politic gave a shout-out to some very good soccer champs—all at its December meetings.
V.28 No.47 | 11/21/2019
The Albuquerque City Council meets.
Eric Williams Photography

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A Multitude of Governance

City Council acts on a variety of items

November happenings at the Albuquerque City Council table included a shout-out to the Rock Your Mocs movement, more closed captioning on public TVs and bucks for a public engagement campaign to attract young professionals.
V.28 No.41 | 10/10/2019
City Councilors Davis, Jones and Benton
Eric Williams Photography

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Zoning, Guns, Traffic and Parties

Councilors Hear From Citizens, Debate Measures

A full house of citizens greeted the Albuquerque City Council as it worked on development rules, traffic on the one-ways and sports tourism as hot topics of discussion.
V.28 No.39 | 9/26/2019
City Councilors Peña, Sanchez and Harris
Eric Williams Photography

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Gun Reform, Burque Style

Council seeks solutions to violence

Albuquerque City Councilors will soon debate a trio of firearm bills.
V.28 No.25 | 6/20/2019
The Albuquerque City Council

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No to Ranked Voting, Yes to NBC

Your City Council keeps governing

The Albuquerque City Council served up a fat stack of agenda items at its nearly six-hour June 17 regular meeting. The Council does not meet during July so they had to tie up all the city business that must be done
V.28 No.22 | 5/30/2019
Councilors Peña, Sanchez and Harris
Eric Williams Photography

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The Council Approves

Mayor’s budget survives, mostly intact

Have you been asking yourself how the more than $1 billion dollars described in Mayor Keller’s budget will be spent by the City of Albuquerque in its fiscal year 2020 budget? Weekly Alibi was curious so we took a look at the over $1 billion budget that was approved by the Council at its May 20 meeting.
V.28 No.20 | 5/16/2019
The Albuquerque City Council
Eric Williams Photography

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Municipal Election Looms

Even-numbered council districts prepare

This November, 2019, voters will decide who will take four seats at the Albuquerque City Council table.