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V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018
Klarissa Peña
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

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
Cabq.gov

Council Watch

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.48 | 11/29/2018
The young farmer contingent in DC
National Young Farmers Coalition

Fresh Off the Farm

Why Hasn’t the New Farm Bill Passed Yet?

And why should you care about it?

Though the Farm Bill usually cruises through both the Senate and House with bipartisan support, the chambers have failed to find agreement in 2018, leaving many programs without funding.
V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
Councilors Benton and Borrego
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

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

Council Watch

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
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

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
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

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
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

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.
V.27 No.34 | 8/23/2018
Eric Griego speaks about the Democracy Dollar petitions
Marjorie Childress

Council Watch

Democracy Dollars Debate

Council, Commission discuss campaign reform

An idea to bring about a small amount of campaign reform to city elections has taken up the attention of both the Bernalillo County Commission and the Albuquerque City Council at their recent meetings.
V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
The Albuquerque City Council meets
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Council Overrides Keller Veto

Topgolf vote at top of the agenda

After a month-long break, Albuquerque City Councilors got back to spreading around millions of dollars, tackling the opioid giants and supporting our local passenger train.
V.27 No.25 | 6/21/2018

Council Watch

Fireworks, Golf and the Chief

Council also approves union agreements, recognizes volunteers

New golf digs, union pay agreements and the official appointment of a top cop held the attention of the Albuquerque City Council.
V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
The Sandia Mountains in winter
courtesy USDA

New Mexico News

Playing With Fire

Forest closures, fireworks bans and a very hot planet

The increased heat and decreased rainfall that we've caused is starting to put an end to summertime enjoyment of New Mexico’s forests and grasslands, as well as fireworks, but are we unhappy enough yet to vote against it?
V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
Statue of Liberty

Editorial

Knowledge of the Broil

The general election approaches

As the 2018 midterm elections come into view, so should voters come into action.

Council Watch

Golf, Bike Lanes and No ICE

Council focuses on quality of life

The city council takes the long view on golf, bicycle lanes and ICE in Burque.
V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
Deb Haaland

Editorial

Go Deb, Go Michelle!

Primary election provides opportunity

Weekly Alibi endorses Deb Haaland for N.M. District One in Congress and Michelle Lujan Grisham for governor.