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

Council Watch

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

Council Watch

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

Council Watch

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

Council Watch

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.19 | 5/7/2020
20/20 hindsight

News on the Green

Hindsight is 4/20

Governor regrets recreational fail

With stay-at-home orders, mass layoffs and declining state revenue, our economy demands a recreational cannabis bill more than ever. Might this be addressed at the upcoming special session?
V.29 No.14 | 4/2/2020

Council Watch

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

Council Watch

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

Council Watch

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

Council Watch

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.29 No.4 | 1/23/2020
Valerie Plame
Courtesy Plame for Congress

News Interview

Plame From District 3

Former CIA agent seeks NM Dem nod

To get the scoop on the whys and wherefore of an unlikely but substantial candidate, Weekly Alibi met with Valerie Plame.
V.29 No.2 | 1/9/2020
Miranda van Dijk
Eric Williams Photography

News Interview

The Next Blue Wave

Chatting with Miranda van Dijk of DPNM

To find out more about the direction the Democratic Party in New Mexico is taking as 2020 carries us toward the November election, Weekly Alibi chatted with Miranda van Dijk, the new Communications Director for Democratic operations.
V.28 No.51 | 12/19/2019
Brad Winter
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

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.49 | 12/5/2019

News on the Green

Weekly Alibi reports on how your status as a New Mexico medical cannabis patient can impact eligibility for employment with state government and the Dept. of Health’s proposal to establish cannabis consumption lounges.
Zack Quintero

On Assignment

Make Up Your Mind

Runoff election offers choices for our city

After the discovery that the city's crime statistics erred on the side of optimism and as we approach the runoff election for City Council Districts 2 and 4, we asked candidates to speak to the issues of crime and homelessness in The Duke City.
V.28 No.47 | 11/21/2019
The Albuquerque City Council meets.
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

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.