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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
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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
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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.
V.28 No.19 | 5/9/2019
City Councilors Davis, Jones and Benton
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Asylum, Keller, Comcast

Council approves funds, Mayor approves

It was a packed room filled with lovers and a few haters that greeted the Albuquerque City Council at its May 6 regular meeting.
V.28 No.16 | 4/18/2019
City Councilors Davis, Jones and Benton
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Plastic, Police and People

Council handles local and global issues

Albuquerque city political leaders have been busy this April, passing a more effective police oversight ordinance, saying no to some single-use plastics, and pondering the mayor’s proposed $1.1 billion budget.
V.28 No.13 | 3/28/2019

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The Council and the Police

Ordinance governs oversight board

Maybe it was the planet Mercury going retrograde that inspired one citizen to sing for the Albuquerque City Council during its special meeting to discuss amendments and hear public input on updating the Civilian Police Oversight Ordinance.
V.28 No.12 | 3/21/2019
City Council President Klarissa Peña
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The Council in March

City lawmakers on sovereignty, downtown, TV and the police

As the March winds wailed and blustered, Albuquerque became the first city in the US to officially recognize Native American governmental sovereignty. Councilors put the brakes on Downtown traffic and seek your input on proposed revisions to the city’s civilian police oversight ordinance.
V.28 No.9 | 2/28/2019
City Councilors Borrego and Peña
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Burque vs. Plastic

Proposed ban expensive, but may save Earth

Toss that straw and it could add to the at least 8 million pieces of plastic added daily to the oceans, contributing to an estimated 269,000 tons of mini, micro, small and large clumps of plastics filling up our oceans. While we are not an ocean community, our fragile desert landscape is filling up with plastics just as fast. But do paper containers or bags work well for transporting liquid red or green chile?
V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018
Klarissa Peña
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Peña, Lobbyists and Appointments

The Council is on a roll

The Albuquerque City Council’s powerful president's gavel was passed to Klarissa Peña, driver of a vintage pink Cadillac whose cruising she helped to legalize.
V.27 No.49 | 12/6/2018
APD continues to move toward a community policing model
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Police Oversight Plan Progresses

Harness re-appointed, Ginger positive and more APD buzz

Civilian police oversight is a difficult task at best and for the better half of 2018 the agency and the board have been struggling to keep up.
V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
Councilors Benton and Borrego
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APD Improves, Hope Works

Also, litter is out and cruising is okay

Albuquerque City Councilors plowed through a lengthy agenda sprinkled with cool cars, less litter and houses of hope.
V.27 No.42 | 10/18/2018
Brad Winter and Diane Gibson

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TaskUs, Netflix and Voting

Council also works to end domestic violence

Council proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness month, approves the next step in handing out a $6 million industrial revenue bond package for TaskUs and gets ready to debate giving $4.5 million to Netflix.
V.27 No.38 | 9/20/2018
City Councilors Brad Winter and Klarissa Peña
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Buzzing Through Interpretation

Council works on issues related to helicopters, communication and jobs

Motorcycles, more about helicopters and hundreds of new jobs highlighted the chatter of a quick and easy Sept. 17 Albuquerque City Council meeting.
V.27 No.37 | 9/13/2018
The Albuquerque City Council
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Whirlybirds and Proclamations

City Council met after Labor Day

If one listened carefully at the City Council meeting you might have heard the buzz of about $5.2 million flying towards a new police department helicopter.
V.27 No.35 | 8/30/2018
Councilors Benton and Davis pledge allegiance to the flag
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Hope, Revitalization and Thanks

Council meets to strengthen city

Several million dollars in hope is on its way to north Downtown after the Albuquerque City Council approved a project that will bring a chance for a better life to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.