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Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Heading for International Spotlight ABQ’s SXSW presence more strategic, all-inclusive and visible this year

The internationally acclaimed SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival that attracts more than 50,000 registrants annually not only has the potential to connect startups with investors and other resources that can help them succeed, but it also provides Albuquerque’s fast evolving entrepreneurial scene with international exposure that money can’t buy. SXSW is viewed as the world’s leading conference in fostering creative and professional growth because of the unique convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies, according to <SXSW.com>. The event is a launching pad for creatives and their products, providing conference panel discussions, trade shows and global networking opportunities. Representatives from accelerators (ABQid), venture capital firms (Village Capital), resources (New Mexico Tech Council), the Living Cities Integration Initiative and the City of Albuquerque (Mayor Richard J. Berry), in addition to 15 startups have been scheduled to attend the worldclass innovative conference from March 11 thru March 15, 2016 in Austin, TX. The conference is a full-on, scaled down version of Albuquerque’s entrepreneurial ecosystem that will be transplanted in Austin. Eric Renz-Whitmore, Albuquerque’s community organizer for SXSW said: “We’re getting increasing recognition as an up-and-coming city as a city that’s doing interesting things around our entrepreneurial scene. This is an opportunity to cement that or at least to get on more people’s radar.” Albuquerque’s innovative and entrepreneurial viability is illustrated through our strong showing at this year’s SXSW,” Mayor Richard J. Berry said. “We have created an environment in our city that allows innovative ideas to gain traction, grow and prosper. Albuquerque has a great deal to offer and I am pleased that we have this international platform to share our uniqueness.” Mayor Richard J. Berry will be helping to catapult Albuquerque into the national spotlight in Austin. SXSW organizers have asked him to lead a panel on March 12 about growing the entrepreneurial ecosystems of emerging cities.


Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 CONTENTS - Neighborhood News March/April 2016 Edition - Volume 32, No. 3 Published Monthly “Dedicated to providing information about City Government and Increasing Communication between Neighborhood and/or Homeowner Associations”

Parks and Recreation Department Submitted by Jen Samp

Environmental Monitoring Report Results: Bosque Multi-Use Accessible Path

Post Construction Environmental Monitoring Report: No Detectable Changes to Environment SWCA Environmental Consultants conducted follow-up studies on last year’s Bosque Multi-Use Accessible Path Construction from Central Avenue to I-40 Freeway. The study concluded that: “In summary, trail construction in 2015 had no detectable effects on trail side soils, vegetation or birds.”[Executive Summary] SWCA also evaluated all proposed alternatives for the proposed path extension between I-40 Freeway and Campbell Road NW. The report considered alternative alignments and identified the least potential for environmental impacts while providing the most positive outcome for that portion of the Rio Grande Valley State Park Bosque: “Based on the analysis of potential alternatives proposed by the City, SWCA recommends all variations of Alternative 2 (2A, 2B, 2C, or 2D) as the environmentally preferred alternative(s) because it minimizes impact to wildlife, vegetation (trees) and geomorphology by avoiding the established cottonwood riparian forest (bosque) in the northwestern part of the project area.” [Page 40] In November and December 2015, the City conducted three public hikes with a total of 80 people in attendance. Alignment options and the project schedule were published on the City’s website December 21, 2015. On January 7, 2016 the city held a public meeting to present the alignment options. The meeting was advertised for 19 days and was a success with nearly 200 people in attendance. The City also received 157 comments from November to the end of January, all of which are posted on the city’s website. This month, the City will determine the best alignment option based on the SWCA study and public input. • View Post-Construction Environmental Monitoring Report (Central Avenue to I-40 Freeway) and Consideration of Future Path Alignment Options (I-40 Freeway to Campbell Road NW). • View Public Comment on Future Path Alignment Options (I-40 Freeway to Campbell Road NW).

Inside This Edition Message from the Mayor...........................................1 Parks and Recreations Department..........................2 ABQ RIDE..................................................................3 APD Crime Prevention..............................................4 Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management, PNM ............................................................................5 Parks and Recreation Department.................. 6/7/8 Planning Department.................................................8

Albuquerque Housing Authority...................................9 Planning Department....................................................10 March/April 2016 Calendar/Legend..........................11 EPC Cases................................................................ 12/13 NM State Association of Parliamentarians................13 Cultural Services Department......................................14 Legal Department..........................................................15

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 ABQ RIDE Submitted by Rick De Reyes ABQ RIDE Gets Recommendation for Federal Funding; Announces Next Steps and Latest Designs On February 9, 2016 while on a trip to Washington, D.C., Mayor Richard J. Berry received the news that the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) had received recommendation for a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Small Starts Capital Grant to construct ART from Coors Boulevard to Louisiana Boulevard along the Central Avenue Corridor. When approved through the congressional budget process the grant, along with money set aside by the City, gives the project about $119 million for construction and beautification with anticipated completion in the fall of 2017. “Over the past three years, Albuquerque has undergone a very intentional process to study and garner feedback from the community on this important project,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “I am extremely pleased that President Barack Obama has recognized this effort and the importance of this project by including Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) in his budget. I believe ART will set the standard for the nation for the most effective Bus Rapid Transit system.” Mayor Richard J. Berry said “ART will break ground in the next few months and be completed in the fall of 2017”. He also introduced Bradbury Stamm as the contractor for the ART project. “Bradbury Stamm has been building New Mexico since 1923,” said Bradbury Stamm’s CEO, Cynthia Schultz. “Our company is putting all our resources behind this project to make this a life changing project for Albuquerque and future generations. We are proud that as a true local contractor, the construction of this project will be an economic driver for the community which will lead to funds being reinvested back into the community.” Construction updates will be available on the ART website <BRTABQ.com> and via a 24 hour hotline at 505-764-6180. An APP is being developed and will be available when construction begins. The APP will give people immediate updates on construction, detours, and discounts for businesses along the Central Avenue corridor, bus schedules and special ART events. Mayor Richard J. Berry also announced several initiatives to support businesses during the construction period: • The formation of the Small Business Resource Collaborative, made up of representatives from WESST, ACCION, SCORE, the Loan Fund and SBDC to provide business and marketing consulting and low interest loans to businesses in the corridor. More information by going to the website at <www.sbrcabq.com>. • Special Route 66 events will be held twice monthly to encourage people to shop and support the businesses in the construction corridor; • ART Outreach Liaisons will be in the corridor daily to update businesses and provide helpful information to disseminate to customers, vendors and employees; • A new hotline is being made available that will be live and answered 24/7 at 505-398-4ART. To see the latest information about Albuquerque Rapid Transit, you can go to the ART website at <www.brtabq.com>. A five minute video that describes the ART project is also available on the website. “We are looking forward to what ART will make possible for the City, “Mayor Richard J. Berry said. “My team is doing everything possible to listen to public input and to minimize the impacts of construction.” View “Albuquerque Rapid Transit” on Vimeo.

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016

APD Crime Prevention Submitted by Steve Sink Telephone Scam Awareness

o Verify the jurisdiction and initiate a call to them. Always contact parents to confirm the child’s location. Never offer names of grandchild rather ask for their name and a fact that only they would know.

Related Issues

Hundreds of scam phone calls are being made to Albuquerque residents every day and it appears these calls continue to be on the increase. The callers claim to represent a variety of interests, ranging from important governmental services, court proceedings, promises of riches and family members in trouble. They attempt to catch us off guard and provoke worry, hesitation and action. The threat of jail, financial destruction and the demise of a family member tend to get our attention. The scammer’s have a fundamental goal – separate you from your money. They disguise this attempt in a variety of ways. However, there can be a very easy way to avoid becoming a scam victim in today’s world. If someone initiates a call to you and they want to give you a prize or demand money for any reason that is the beginning of a scam. We can no longer trust an incoming call as legitimate. Review the following information and learn to control the telephone and reduce the possibility of becoming a scam victim.

- Never send money or provide credit card information based on a telephone call. Always verify first. - If a caller claims you have won a prize but you must pay a fee discontinue the call immediately. - If you don’t recognize a telephone number - don’t answer the phone. If a message is left from an unknown number do not return the call. - If you get a scam call, report it to the NM Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-678-1508. - If you think you have been a victim of a scam call the following numbers: o Albuquerque Police Department Telephone Report Unit at 505-768-2030 to file a police report.

Recently Reported Telephone Scams

o Contact your bank or credit card company if these accounts are involved.

• IRS/U.S. Treasury – The caller claims you are delinquent in your taxes and must pay by a prepaid cash card, credit card or through Western Union immediately to avoid arrest, deportation, loss of license, etc. o The IRS and/or the U.S. Treasury will never call you directly if problems exist with your taxes. They will never use scare tactics or threatening language. If you feel like looking into the matter, call your tax preparer or contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 for accurate information.

o Contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-800-269- 0271. o Contact one of the Credit Reporting Agency’s to place a Fraud Alert on you.

• Failure to Appear for Jury Duty – The caller demands you pay a court issued fee to settle a warrant for your arrest. They demand you purchase a prepaid cash card for restitution or you will be arrested. o Jury duty obligations will always be sent to you. If you want to officially check your status contact Metro Court at 505-841-8151 or District Court at 505-841-8400.

Equifax at 1-800-525-6285.

Experian at 1-800-397-3742.

Trans Union at 1-800-6807289.

These are currently the most common telephone scam attempts. There will undoubtedly be different ones in the future. Stay alert and remember if you receive a call from an unknown number and they want money immediately for any reason – this is the start to a scam. Control your phone and don’t be a victim.

• Hi, Grandma/Grandpa, I’m in Trouble – Caller claims to be a grandson or granddaughter who have been arrested or detained. The location refers to Mexico, Canada or states a long distance away. Callers will pose as the family member or as an official representative of the reported jurisdiction. They will ask you not to contact the child’s parents. The reason for arrest varies, but the scam attempt is the same – money must be sent immediately to post bail and/or to pay court costs.

APD Crime Prevention Unit at 505-244-6644.

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management Submitted by Roger Ebner

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Building Resilience with Diverse Communities (BRDC)

View your bill and account information • From the homepage, click on the “My Account” tab. Create and log in to your <PNM.com> online profile. You can opt-in to paperless billing, view your current and previous bills and sign up for outage alerts. You can also enroll in budget billing and sign up to contribute to PNM’s Good Neighbor Fund – an emergency assistance fund for PNM customers facing unexpected financial hardship.

This spring as part of Mayor Richard J. Berry’s efforts to increase disaster resilience for all Albuquerque citizens, the Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management will begin working in partnership with U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and other City Departments to initiate a process of engagement in emergency management activities. The Building Resilience with Diverse Communities (BRDC) process is an initiative designed to examine the role of faith based and community organizations in emergency preparedness and response. The BRDC process will be closely aligned to Mayor Richard J. Berry’s goals to protect the city’s citizens and strengthen emergency response against hazards of any kind. The overall goal of the initiative is to build upon existing processes and partnerships, with hopes that Albuquerque can become an example of urban resilience across the country. The DHS Center created the BRDC process to help jurisdictions improve emergency capabilities by engaging faith based and community groups. The pilot initiative of the BRDC process began in 2011 in Florida’s Miami-Dade County and demonstrated that communities can adapt the model to effectively integrate faith based and community groups into emergency management plans and processes.

Moving In or Moving Out • Whether you’re moving into a new home or moving out, we’ve got you covered. You now have the convenience of starting, stopping or transferring your service online. From the My Account homepage click on “Start service at a new address” and you will be prompted to complete your request. In less than 10 minutes your request will be completed and you will be given a confirmation number for your records. Bill Payment • Pay online with a check (no additional cost) at <www.pnm. com/pay>. You can also pay online with a credit or debit card ($2.95 fee). • Payments are accepted at all of our statewide payment centers. This includes Western Union payment centers. Be sure to bring a copy of your bill with you to the payment center. Account numbers are required for all payments. You can view a list of our payment centers at www.pnm.com/payment-pay-in-person. • Setting up automatic bank draft is as easy as 1, 2, 3. All you need is your financial institution’s name and routing number, and your bank account number. Automatic payment is free and can be cancelled at any time. • If you need more time to pay your bill you can also request a payment extension online. • Signing up for payment reminders is also available from the My Account homepage.

BRDC works to improve community resilience by engaging the “whole community” through its seven stages process which include: engagement, assessment, self-guided and group training, technical assistance, participation in scenarios/exercises, affiliation and integration. Emergency managers identify underserved and unengaged faith based and community groups and assess their capacity to participate in emergency preparedness and response activities. Based on that assessment, emergency managers can use the BRDC process to build partnerships with these groups, provide training to strengthen their skills and formally integrate them into emergency management plans and exercises.

Outage Alerts • From the My Account homepage, you can sign up to receive notification when an outage occurs in your area. You can receive notification via email or an automated phone call. Simply click “Sign up” in the Outage Alerts section and you will be prompted to follow the steps to sign up.

The Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management anticipates collaborating with the neighborhood associations, faithbased and community-based organizations on this process over the next six to nine months.

Other Self-Help Options on the bottom of the screen: • Info on rebates, discounts and tips. • Reporting an outage and see current known outages. • Submitting a meter reading. • View your energy usage.

PNM Submitted by Erica Smith Paperless Billing Here at PNM we recognize and appreciate the importance of saving time and what that means to the customers we serve. We now offer many self help options online and encourage our customers to visit our website at <www.PNM.com> for all of

For help with any of these services, please e-mail PNM’s Customer Service Center at <PNM.CustomerService@pnm.com>.

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 Parks and Recreation Department Submitted by Jen Samp Recreation / Aquatics / Open Space / Sports/Tennis / Parks / GolfABQ March 20, 2016 Ceramics Workshop at the Open Space Visitor Center Sunday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Who: The public. What: Celebrate the first day of Spring by getting your hands dirty. Clay artists Karen Edmondson and Danielle Rae Miller will lead a workshop on using natural materials for embossing and mark making in clay. Ages five and up (some children may need the help of an adult). Where: 6500 Coors Boulevard NW between Montano Road NW and Paseo del Norte NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Road NW. Contact: 505-897-8831.

Before Class Starts • You must register for the course prior to the first day of class. The fee is $50. • You must download the American Red Cross Lifeguarding manual and purchase a resuscitation mask. The mask is $15 and available at the facility where the course is being held. • You must be at least 15 years old by the last scheduled date of the class in order to enroll. First Day of Class • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Goggles may be used. • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a ten pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within one minute, 40 seconds. • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs.

March 26, 2016 NM Xtreme AIR 5K Race Balloon Fiesta Park Saturday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Who: Spectators and Participants of race. What: 5K obstacle race. Where: Balloon Fiesta Park North Launch Field. March 26, 2016 Family Game Time! Sandia Pool Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Who: Families within the community. What: The City of Albuquerque Aquatics Division wants you to come join us at Sandia Pool to play games and win prizes like FREE swimming lessons and passes! We encourage families to come and enjoy the swimming pool together! Games will include a ball toss, a scavenger hunt, a cannonball contest, a piñata and a raffle for a family pass for a year! Where: Sandia Swimming Pool. Cost: $2 entry. Contact: Sandia Pool at 505-291-6279.

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an American Red Cross Universal Certificate for Lifeguarding/ First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Where: Please sign up at the pool where the class will be held; if we don’t have enough participants before the first day of class the class may be canceled, so sign up early! Contact Highland Pool at 505-256-2096. March 28-31, 2016 American Red Cross Lifeguard Class at West Mesa Pool Monday- Thursday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Who: Ages 15 and older. What: American Red Cross Lifeguard Class.

March 26, 2016 Introduction to Bucket Compost- ing at the Open Space Visitor Center Saturday from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Who: The public. What: All kitchen waste, can be composted—a benefit of Bokashi composting over worm farms or traditional composting. A method appropriate for those with a big yard, a small yard or NO yard! A listing of classes throughout the year is available at <www.nmcomposters.org>. Where: 6500 Coors Boulevard NW between Montano Road NW and Paseo del Norte NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Road NW.

Before Class Starts • You must register for the course prior to the first day of class. The fee is $50. • You must download the American Red Cross Lifeguarding manual and purchase a resuscitation mask. The mask is $15 and available at the facility where the course is being held. • You must be at least 15 years old by the last scheduled date of the class in order to enroll. First Day of Class • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Goggles may be used. • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a ten pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting

March 29, 2106 - April 10, 2016 American Red Cross Lifeguard Class at Highland Pool Monday- Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Who: Ages 15 and older. What: American Red Cross Lifeguard Class.

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 Before Class Starts • You must register for the course prior to the first day of class. The fee is $50. • You must download the American Red Cross Lifeguarding manual and purchase a resuscitation mask. The mask is $15 and available at the facility where the course is being held. • You must be at least 15 years old by the last scheduled date of the class in order to enroll.

Parks and Recreation Department - continued from page 6 point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within one minute, 40 seconds. • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an American Red Cross Universal Certificate for Lifeguarding/ First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

First Day of Class • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Goggles may be used. • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a ten pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within one minute, 40 seconds. • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs.

Where: Please sign up at the pool where the class will be held; if we don’t have enough participants before the first day of class the class may be canceled, so sign up early! West Mesa Pool at 505-836-8718. March 29, 2016 - April 1, 2016 American Red Cross Lifeguard Class at Sandia Pool Monday- Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Who: Ages 15 and older. What: American Red Cross Lifeguard Class. Before Class Starts • You must register for the course prior to the first day of class. The fee is $50. • You must download the American Red Cross Lifeguarding manual and purchase a resuscitation mask. The mask is $15 and available at the facility where the course is being held. • You must be at least 15 years old by the last scheduled date of the class in order to enroll.

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an American Red Cross Universal Certificate for Lifeguarding/ First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

First Day of Class • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Goggles may be used. • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a ten pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. • Tread water for two minutes using only the legs.

March 2016 - April 2016 No More Stories Art Exhibit Opening Reception at the Open Space Visitor Center Open During Open Space Visitor Center Hours. Who: Adults. What: In No More Stories, David D’Agostino and collaborating artists use hand built wood constructions, natural elements, ceramic forms, paintings, drawings and video to unfold the layers and complexities of species decline and habitat encroachment in New Mexico. D’Agostino finds that the intimacy of Albuquerque’s Open Space lands evokes a sense of public familiarity for honest engagement about species health and long term vitality. Where: 6500 Coors Boulevard NW between Montano Road NW and Paseo del Norte NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Road NW. Contact: 505-897-8831.

Where: Please sign up at the pool where the class will be held; if we don’t have enough participants before the first day of class the class may be canceled, so sign up early! Valley Pool at 505761-4086.

Upon successful completion of the course you will receive an American Red Cross Universal Certificate for Lifeguarding/ First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Where: Please sign up at the pool where the class will be held; if we don’t have enough participants before the first day of class the class may be canceled, so sign up early! Sandia Pool at 505291-6279.

March 2016 - May 2016 Rugby Saturdays Balloon Fiesta Park Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Who: Open to Public Spectators. What: Youth, College and Club Rugby Games.

March 29, 2016 - April 1, 2016 American Red Cross Lifeguard Class at Valley Pool Monday- Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Who: Ages 15 and older. What: American Red Cross Lifeguard Class.

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 Planning Department Submitted by Catalina Lehner

Parks and Recreation Department - continued from page 7 All Year Long, 25 Cent Night, All Open City Pools Fridays from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Who: Open to the Public. What: Entry is only 25 cents every Friday Night! Come swim for a fraction of our regular admission! West Mesa will be 50 cents. Where: All open City of Albuquerque Pools. Contact Information: Please go to <cabq.gov/aquatics> for specific pool hours or call your nearest pool!

Project #1001620, 16EPC-40014: Proposed New Article 14-20 of ROA 1994. At its regularly scheduled Public Hearing on April 14, 2016, the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) will consider a proposed Ordinance to regulate Vacant Commercial Buildings, which would be defined as non-residential structures that have not been lawfully occupied or subject to any construction activity for three consecutive months. The proposed ordinance would apply city wide. The proposed regulations would require that vacant commercial buildings be maintained, monitored and secured. The building owner would be required to register the building and pay an associated fee, within 30 days of it becoming vacant or assuming ownership. Liability insurance would also be required. The proposed bill (O-16-11) can be found by searching for it at <https://cabq.legistar.com/Legislation.aspx>.

Yoga with a View, Open Space Visitor Center Sundays from 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Who: Adults. What: Begin Sundays with a relaxing outdoor meditation at 8:30 a.m. followed by an invigorating YOGA session at 9 a.m. Your first class is $5, subsequent classes are $15 and if you buy in bulk theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re even less. Class fees include a donation to the Open Space Alliance. Where: 6500 Coors Boulevard NW between Montano Road NW and Paseo del Norte NW at the end of Bosque Meadows Road NW. Contact: 505-897-8831.

Please contact Catalina Lehner-AICP, Senior Planner, at 505924-3935 or <clehner@cabq.gov> for more information. Please submit any comments to her no later than Monday, April 4, 2016.

Weekday Specials, #GolfABQ All Four CABQ Golf Courses Includes green fee, bucket of balls, hot dog and a drink. Monday: Los Altos - $30. Tuesday: Ladera - $30. Wednesday: Arroyo del Oso - $30. Thursday: Puerto del Sol - $20.

Planning Department Submitted by Melissa Perez

Bike Clinic (Open Shop), Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and on Sunday from Noon - 7 p.m. Who: Youth and Adults. What: Public access to all of the tools and guidance that you need to maintain your bike! This is a non-RSVP first come first served time for you to learn all of the details about your bike in a friendly and inviting environment. Where: 5600 Esperanza NW. Contact Information: <esperanza@cabq.gov>, 505-224-6668.

Did You Know? Question: Is there a limit to the number of garage or yard sales my neighbor can hold in the R-1 Zone where I live? Answer: Yes. Garage or yard sales are only allowed once every 12 months at a given home in an R-1 zone. The sale may not exceed three days in length and only typical household goods may be sold. Advertising signs are not permitted on medians or other City property.

***************************** The City of Albuquerque does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, disability, age, gender, Vietnam Era or disabled verteran status, sexual orientation or medical condition in employment or in the profision of servies. If you have a disability and will need special assistance to benefit from any of the meetings, hearings or workshops, etc., appearing in the newsletter contact the office sponsoring the event two weeks prior to the date of the meeting you plan to attend Whenever possible, TTY phone numbers will be listed. TTY users may call any phone number listed in this publication via Relay New Mexico at 1-800-659-8331.

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 Albuquerque Housing Authority Submitted by Brian Eagan Albuquerque Housing Authority Empowering people in our community through affordable housing and self-sufficiency opportunities

Take Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Provide Public Comment Regarding the Albuquerque Housing Authority Draft Public Housing Authority Annual Plan, Capitol Fund Annual Plan, Capital Fund Five-Year Plan and Proposed Revision to the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Police and the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan Public Comment Period and Public Hearing for Proposed Changes to the AHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan, the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, the Capital Fund Annual Plan, the Capital Fund Five-Year Plan and PHA Annual Plan. The Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA) will have a public comment period for its draft version of the 2016-2017 Annual Plan and the proposed revisions to the AHA Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP), the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan (Admin Plan), the Capital Fund Annual Plan and the Capital Fund Five-Year Plan. These revised policies are incorporated within the draft version of the AHA 2016-2017 Annual Plan. There will be a forty-five day public comment period commencing on February 27, 2016 through April 11, 2016. All comments should be made in writing and delivered to 1840 University Boulevard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 and made to the attention of Linda Bridge, Executive Director. Comments may also be submitted via e-mail to <lbridge@ abqha.org> or sent by fax to 505-764-3981. Meetings to listen to comments regarding the draft 2016-2017 Annual Plan and the proposed revisions to the ACOP, Admin Plan and Capital Plans will be conducted as follows: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 12 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2016 at 12 p.m. The Public Hearing at the close of the comment period will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 12 Noon. All Meetings and Hearings will be located at the Albuquerque Housing Authority Offices, Carnis Salisbury Building in the Manuel Cordova Conference Room, 1840 University Boulevard SE. Contact us at 505-764-3920. The Albuquerque Housing Authority Board of Housing Commissioners also encourages public comment on these plans at its March 16, 2016 Public Meeting at 12 Noon. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments at this meeting to allow for a maximum amount of time for the Board to consider their comments in advance of their vote on this agenda item. The Albuquerque Housing Authority Board of Housing Commissioners will hold a public meeting to vote on the adoption of the 20162017 AHA Annual Plan and proposed revisions to the Admission and Continued Occupancy Policy, Capital Fund Annual Plan, Capital Fund Five-Year Plan and Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan on Wednesday, April 20, 2015, at the AHA Administrative Office located at 1840 University Boulevard SE at 12 Noon. Copies of the proposed revisions to the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan, Capital Fund Annual Plan, Capital Fund FiveYear Plan, the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy and the draft Public Housing Authority (PHA) Annual Plan are available for review and inspection at the AHA Administrative Office located at 1840 University Boulevard SE. An electronic version is available online at <www.abqha.org>. AHA is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If have any special needs please contact AHA at 505-764-3915 to speak with a staff person who may assist you. The New Mexico Relay is available by dialing 7-1-1 for those with hearing impairments. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 Planning Department Submitted by Kym Dicome

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EPC Notic e

Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re GoingGreen Following the success of paperless hearings at City Council, the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) is going green. Effective June 2016, the Planning Department will no longer have paper copies of EPC staff reports or notices of decisions available. Instead, staff reports will be available online at www.cabq.gov/planning starting on the day of case distribution. Notices of decisions will be available online on the Friday following the EPC hearing. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make this transition to help preserve our environment and use taxpayer dollars in a more frugal manner.

Paper copies of staff reports or notices of decision may be purchased for $0.50 per page or $6.75 for a copy saved to a CD.

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 21 - 31 Monday, March 21 • City Council - 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 • BOA - 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 23 • DRB - 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24 • District 8 Coalition - 7 p.m. Please Slow Down as Children are on Spring Break from March 21-25. Look both ways!!

1-6 NO MEETINGS IN APRIL FOR: • District 6 Coalition • District 8 Coalition Monday, April 4 • City Council - 5 p.m. • FHAC Community Policing Council Mtg. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 • SWAN - 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6 • DRB - 9 a.m. • SWAC Community Policing Council Mtg. - 6 p.m. • Westside Coalition - 7 p.m. • District 7 Coalition - 7 p.m.

7 - 18 Monday, April 7 • EPC Case Distribution - 3 p.m. • North Valley Coalition - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12 • NEAC Community Policing Council Mtg. - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 • DRB - 9 a.m. • LUCC - 3 p.m. • NWAC Community Policing Council Mtg. - 6 p.m.

19 - 30 Tuesday, April 19 • ZHE - 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 20 • DRB - 9 a.m. • VAC Community Policing Council Mtg. - 10 a.m. • AHA - 12 p.m. • District 4 Coalition - 6:30 p.m. • East Gateway Coalition - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 • SEAC Community Policing Council Mtg. - 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 14 • EPC Public Hearing Tuesday, April 26 - 8:30 a.m. • BOA - 9 a.m. • South Valley Coalition - 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 • DRB - 9 a.m. Monday, April 18 City Council - 5 p.m.

2016 CALENDAR/LEGEND AHA - Albuquerque Housing Authority, Carnis Salisbury Building, Manuel Cordova Conference Room, 1840 University Boulevard SE BOA - Board of Appeals, Plaza del Sol Hearing Room Basement Level, 600 Second Street NW City Council - Vincent E. Griego Council Chambers, Basement Level, City Hall District 4 Coalition - North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, Classroom 4, 7521 Carmel Avenue NE District 6 Coalition - EXPO New Mexico, Alice B. Hoppes African American Building (Enter Gate 3, San Pedro NE & Copper NE) District 7 Coalition - Sandia Baptist Church, 9429 Constitution Avenue NE, 2nd Floor (follow the signs) District 8 Coalition - Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche Road NE East Gateway Coalition - Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth Street SE EPC - Environmental Planning Commission, Plaza del Sol Hearing Room, (Basement Level), 600 Second Street NW EPC Case Distribution - Planning Department, Plaza del Sol, Hearing Room, (Basement Level), 600 Second Street NW Foothills Area Command - Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche Road NE North Valley Coalition - North Valley Senior Center, 3825 Fourth Street NW Northeast Area Command - North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Avenue NE Northwest Area Command - Don Newton-Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina Road NW Southeast Area Command - Cesar Chavez Community Center, 7505 Kathryn SE Southwest Area Command - Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales Road SW Valley Area Command - Los Duranes Community Center, 2920 Leopoldo NW LUCC - Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission, Plaza del Sol, Hearing Room, (Basement Level), 600 Second Street NW SVCNA - South Valley Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Sheriff’s Department South Area Command, 2039 Isleta Boulevard SW SWAN - South West Alliance of Neighbors, Alamosa Multi-Purpose Center, Room A, 6900 Gonzales Road SW Westside Coalition - Don Newton/Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina Drive NW ZHE - Zoning Hearing Examiner Office - Plaza del Sol Building, 3rd Floor, ZHE Hearing are held in the Plaza del Sol Hearing Room, (Basement Level), 600 Second Street NW

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 EPC Hearing Notice All written materials including petitions, legal analyses and other documents should be submitted to the Planning Department at least ten days prior to the Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) Public Hearing in time for full consideration by staff and presentation to the EPC at its Study Session. Except in circumstances, the EPC will consider limited clarifying written material only if it has been submitted to the EPC and any known opposing party at least 48 hours prior to the Public Hearing. In quasi-judicial proceedings - all communications - whether written or oral with the EPC shall be through the Staff of the Planning Department. The EPC Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in the Planning Department Hearing Room, (basement level), 600 Second Street NW for the following case: Citywide All Neighborhood and/or Homeowner Associations and Coalitions; 15EPC-4004, Project #1001620, City of Albuquerque, Planning Department, agent for City of Albuquerque, Council Services at 505-924-3860, requests the actions for Adopting a New Article in the Zoning Code to be known as the “Vacant Commercial Buildings Ordinance”; see page 8 of newsletter for detailed information on this EPC Project; Catalina Lehner at 505-924-3935, e-mail: <clehner@cabq.gov>. Northeast West La Cueva, Sonora, District 4 Coalition of NA’s, (neighborhood/homeowner association/coalition); 16EPC-40008, Project #1001695 (case #’s); Approximately 1.4 acres located on the north side of Signal Avenue NE between Alameda Boulevard NE and Wilshire Avenue NE (location of request); C-19 (zone atlas page #); DAC Enterprises, Inc. at 505-247-4530, agent for Fioz S. and Jabeen Vagh (applicant or agency and phone #); Requests an Site Development Plan for Building Permit for a proposed 5676 square foot, one story building for an Allergy Clinic (action requested); Catalina Lehner at 505-924-3935, e-mail: <clehner@cabq.gov>. (City staff planner) North Domingo Baca, North Wyoming, District 4 Coalition of NA’s; 16EPC-40010, Project #1003532; Approximately .6975 acre located on the south side of Holly Avenue NE between Louisiana Boulevard NE and Wyoming Boulevard NE; C-19; Joe Slagle, Slagle, Herr Architects at 505-246-0870, agent for Robert C. and Katie Kerschen; Requests a Site Development Plan for Building Permit for a proposed 3391 square foot single story building for a proposed Dental Office; Vicente Quevedo at 505-924-3357, e-mail: <vquevedo@ cabq.gov>. Northwest Taylor Ranch, Alban Hills, Rio Oeste, Westside Coalition of NA’s; 16EPC-40011, Project #1004167; Approximately 11.46 acres located on the southeast corner of La Orilla Road NW and the southwest corner of Coors Boulevard NW; E-12; Consensus Planning Inc., at 505-764-9801, agent for Guardian Storage; Requests a Site Development Plan for Subdivision Amendment for adding a Landscape Plan to the Site Development Plan to add the Indoor Storage category to the Maximum Floor Area Ratio; Maggie Gould at 505-9243910, e-mail: <mgould@cabq.gov>. Los Volcanes, West Mesa, South Valley Coalition of NA’s, South West Alliance of Neighbors (SWAN), Westside Coalition of NA’s; 16EPC-40012, Project #1004309; Approximately .613 acres located on the south side of Fortuna Road NW between Coors Boulevard NW and Fortuna Road NW, north of Los Volcanes Road NW; J-10; Angela Benson, Modulus Architects at 505-338-1499, ext. 1000, agent for Blake’s Lotaburger, LLC; Requests a Zone Map Amendment from SU-1 for Planned Industrial Park to C-2 for a cohesive development of the new concept Blake’s Lotaburger which will be built in its place; Vicente Quevedo at 505-924-3357, e-mail: <vquevedo@cabq.gov>. Taylor Ranch, La Luz Del Sol, La Luz Landowners, Westside Coalition of NA’s; 16EPC-40013, Project #1004675; Approximately 1.872 acres located on the north side of Sevilla Avenue NW between Coors Boulevard NW and Sevilla Avenue NW; F-11; Angela Benson, Modulus Architects at 505-338-1499, ext. 1000, agent for Rain Tunnel Car Spa; Requests a Site Development Plan for Building continued on page 13

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 EPC - continued from page 12 Permit for a proposed The Rain Tunnel Car Spa with ancillary routine lube maintenance as well as a retail pad building designed as shops space; Vicente Quevedo at 505-924-3357, e-mail: <vquevedo@cabq.gov>. Paradise Hills Civic, Westside Coalition of NA’s; 16EPC-40007, Project #1010767; Approximately 6.771 acres located on the east side of Irving Boulevard NW and Eagle Ranch Road NW; B-13; RBA Architects at 505-242-1859, agent for Brad Allen; Requests a Site Development Plan for Subdivision for a proposed construction of a 30,090 square foot Health Club, a 6,300 square foot MVD Center for the Motor Vehicle Department and two 7,200 square foot small retail stores that can be divided up into small shops; Maggie Gould at 505-924-3910, e-mail: <mgould@cabq.gov>. Southwest Barelas, Broadway Central Corridors Partnership, Inc. Citizen’s Information Committee of Martinteztown, Downtown, Huning Highland Historic District, Martineztown Work Group, Raynolds Addition, Santa Barbara-Martineztown, Silver Platinum Downtown, South Broadway, No Coalitions to notify; 16EPC-40009, Project #1009904; Approximately 0.1 acres located on the west side of Second Street SW between Lead Avenue SW and Coal Avenue SW; K-14; Dan Herr, Slagle Herr Architects at 505-2460870, agent for Sidetrack Brewing Co., LLC; Requests a EPC review of a Proposed Use for off-premise consumption to allow growler sales of their beer and Supplemental Wholesale use for their brewery to allow them to sell kegs of their beer to restaurants and bars; Maggie Gould at 505-924-3910, e-mail: <mgould@cabq.gov>.

NM State Association of Parliamentarians Submitted by Janice Strand 2016 Annual Smart Meetings Seminar “Revitalize Your Membership” Neighborhood Associations having leaders who possess skills in conducting effective meetings have much greater attendance at the association meetings because the meetings accomplish business!!!! Encourage your organization members and leaders to Pre-register TODAY! Albuquerque neighborhood association members annually attend this seminar and respond that they gained information useful to their association. Encourage your association members to attend and bring back new ideas!!!! If your association is dwindling in membership, get new ideas for increasing membership! If people complain about how the meetings are conducted encourage them to attend this seminar and get ideas for different meeting procedures!! Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, MCM Elegante Hotel, 2020 Menaul Boulevard NE. $50 Early Bird Registration or $60 at the door includes continental breakfast and course materials. Access the Early Bird Registration form at <www.nmsap.org> or <abqparl.org> or e-mail <jan_str@msn.com>. All courses are appropriate to any level of experience and are taught by Professional and Registered Parliamentarians in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, Eleventh Edition. Program Workshop topics include: • Will Your Organization Be Here in Ten Years???, by Adam Hathaway, PRP • Committees: The Secret Solution, by Jan Strand, PRP • Using the Agenda to Your Advantage, by Valoree Althoff, PRP • Advantages and Pitfalls of Virtual Meetings, by Daniel Ivey-Soto, PRP • Your Part in a Productive Meeting, by Barbara Posler, RP Educational publications will be available for sale at this event. For additional information, call Jan Strand, NMSAP Treasurer at 505-821-5227 or by e-mail at <jan_str@msn.com>.

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 Cutural Services Department Submitted by Nicolas Meyer

Happy Birthday Albuquerque! Celebrate the eras of Albuquerque’s history as our beautiful city turns 310 years old. Mayor Richard J. Berry invites you to enjoy a day of family fun in Historic Old Town with free children’s activities, artist demonstrations, local food and shopping. Dance the afternoon away with live music in the gazebo featuring local bands and ending the afternoon with the Freddie Chavez Foundation. Honor the founders at 3:30 p.m. as descendants of Albuquerque’s founding families hold their annual procession through Old Town. For more information visit <CultureABQ.com> or call 311.

March Special Events March 26, 2016 - Art in the Afternoon: Lisa Lopez and Bob Gusch Duo 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mountain NW Pianist, Lisa Lopez and woodwind player, Bob Gusch, both mainstays of the Albuquerque music scene, team up to play an instrumental array of musical styles including latin and jazz standards, pop, blues, ballads and more.

April 16, 2016 - Art in the Afternoon 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mountain NW Come enjoy FREE live music at the Albuquerque Museum, every Saturday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.. With food and drinks provided by Slate Street Café. Take advantage of the FREE museum admission and explore the History and the exquisite Art the Museum has to offer at Art in the Afternoon.

April 1, 2016 – Local Band Showcase Noon – 7:30 p.m. on Civic Plaza The City of Albuquerque and Civic Plaza are hosting the annual Local Band Showcase. Have fun at this exciting music event! Civic Plaza will be filled with a variety of music and genres performed by 15 local bands. It is an exciting way to cheer for your favorite artists and gain new favorite tunes. It is a FREE family friendly event. Enjoy an afternoon of music, delectable items from local food trucks and local beer and wine.

April 23, 2016 – Art in the Afternoon 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mountain NW Come enjoy FREE live music at the Albuquerque Museum, every Saturday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.. With food and drinks provided by Slate Street Café. Take advantage of the FREE museum admission and explore the History and the exquisite Art the Museum has to offer at Art in the Afternoon.

April 2, 2016 – Art in the Afternoon 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mountain NW Come enjoy FREE live music at the Albuquerque Museum, every Saturday from 2-5 p.m.. With food and drinks provided by Slate Street Café. Take advantage of the FREE museum admission and explore the History and the exquisite Art the Museum has to offer at Art in the Afternoon.

April 30, 2016 – Albuquerque Renaissance Faire 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Hear ye, hear ye, noble townsfolk! Embark on a quest to the Balloon Museum for the 4th Annual Albuquerque Renaissance Faire brought to you by the City of Albuquerque and The Barony of al-Barran, members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Savor the food, music and culture of medieval times featuring live entertainment, living history, battles and equestrian showcase, village shopping, the Commoners Food Court, the Children’s Realm, a FREE group wedding and a Faire Wear Show: Pet Fashion Contest. For the adult guests, sip on libations in the Tilted Tankard Tavern.

April 8, 2016 – Elvis Live on the Plaza 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Historic Old Town Gazebo, 303 Romero Street NW Few people know that Elvis Presley spent some time in Albuquerque and even performed at the old Armory on April 12, 1956! Elvis had just released his first single, “Heartbreak Hotel,” which was storming up Billboard’s Top 100. He also stayed at the Bottger Hotel in Historic Old Town! Join us for a celebration of Elvis and his music at the Old Town Gazebo. Sign up for karaoke and sing along to your favorite tunes performed live by local band Bar Stars! Enjoy food from Hacienda del Rio available for purchase including hamburgers, green chile cheeseburgers, chips, bottled beverages and more.

Faire Admission: Adults $10; Children 4-12 $5; Children 3 and under are FREE. For more information and to purchase tickets call 311 or visit <CultureABQ.com>.

April 9, 2016 – Art in the Afternoon 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, 2000 Mountain NW Come enjoy FREE live music at the Albuquerque Museum, every Saturday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.. With food and drinks provided by Slate Street Café. Take advantage of the FREE museum admission and explore the History and the exquisite Art the Museum has to offer at Art in the Afternoon.

April 30, 2016 - Art in the Afternoon 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, 2000 Mountain NW Come enjoy FREE live music at the Albuquerque Museum, every Saturday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.. With food and drinks provided by Slate Street Café. Take advantage of the FREE museum admission and explore the History and the exquisite Art the Museum has to offer at Art in the Afternoon.

April 16, 2016 – Fiestas de Albuquerque 12 Noon – 5 p.m. Historic Old Town

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016 Legal Department Submitted by John E. DuBois, Assistant City Attorney

ANSWER: The City does not provide legal advice to Neighborhood Associations, gun clubs, book clubs, auto associations or any other private organization. As to how to run your organization, you must turn to your own bylaws, your own parliamentarian, or your own legal counsel for advice. However, the City is happy to guide you as to the legal requirements for ‘recognition’ as set forth in our ordinance.

WHY DOESN’T THE CITY DO SOMETHING ABOUT MY NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION? We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood. --- Lyndon B. Johnson, President of the United States

THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER LAWS OR AUTHORITIES

In a neighborhood, as in life, a clean bandage is much, much better than a raw or festering wound. --- Edward Koch, Mayor of New York City

SAMPLE QUESTIONS: Does my Neighborhood Association have to follow the Open Meetings Act?; or, My Neighborhood Association is not following Robert’s Rules of Order. Isn’t that illegal? Can you cite them or arrest them?

It has been my privilege to work with the Office of Neighborhood Coordination for several years now. It is long enough to begin to discern temporal patterns in the questions that flow from Neighborhood Associations to the Office of Neighborhood Coordination and to the Legal Department. About every two years, we get a rash of questions or requests concerning the internal operations of a few Neighborhood Associations. In this article, I will answer some the most common questions we get.

ANSWER: Neighborhood Associations do not need to follow the state Open Meetings Act, N.M.S.A. 1978, §§ 10-15-1 et seq., in order to be ‘recognized’ by the City of Albuquerque. In fact, the Open Meetings Act does not apply to private organizations, even if public officials are attending the meeting. You do not need to follow Robert’s Rules of Order, 10th ed. (Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Publishing, 2000), in order to be ‘recognized’ by the City of Albuquerque as a Neighborhood Association. However, following the state Open Meetings Act or using Robert’s Rules of Order does not preclude a Neighborhood Association from being ‘recognized’ by the City of Albuquerque. The City’s recognition criteria simply do not speak to these issues. If your organization’s bylaws state that your particular Neighborhood Association will follow Robert’s Rules of Order, but the officer’s of your organization refuse to do so, there is nothing the City of Albuquerque can do about it.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE AND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS SAMPLE QUESTIONS: Why won’t the City make my Neighborhood Association do _____________?; or, I want the City to tell my Neighborhood Association they have to do ___________. How soon can you do this?

SAMPLE QUESTIONS: The Treasurer of my Neighborhood Association refuses to show us the accounting books. We fear she may have embezzled our money. What does the City intend to do about that? or The President of my Neighborhood Association is showing favoritism to particular members and he constantly lies at meetings. Can the City please investigate and bring appropriate impeachment proceedings?

ANSWER: The City of Albuquerque does not create or regulate Neighborhood Associations. The City only recognizes or refuses to recognize pre-existing private Neighborhood Associations based on the criteria set forth in the Neighborhood Recognition Ordinance, § 14-8-2-1, et seq.. A ‘recognized’ Neighborhood Association remains a private organization, and the City has no authority to micro-manage your organization. Even if your organization does something or fails to do something that violates the City’s recognition criteria, the City’s only remedy is to remove the organization from our list of recognized Neighborhood Associations. The City cannot sue the Neighborhood Association to make it comply. The City cannot get an injunction and keep you from meeting as a Neighborhood Association. The City can only inform you that your Neighborhood Association is no longer recognized under the Neighborhood Recognition Ordinance.

ANSWER: If you have reason to believe a crime has been committed, such as theft or embezzlement, do not waste time calling the Office of Neighborhood Coordination or the City Legal Department but call the Albuquerque Police Department! If you have reason to believe an officer of your Neighborhood Association is engaged in misconduct short of a crime, do not call the City at all. Your bylaws or the advice of a private attorney should be able to guide you as to what remedies you have or what actions you can take regarding misconduct of an officer of your private organization.

THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE AND LEGAL ADVICE TO NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS SAMPLE QUESTIONS: Can my Neighborhood Association legally do _____________?; or My Neighborhood Association is doing ___________. Is that legal? Can you make them stop?

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Neighborhood News - March/April 2016

Neighborhood News is published monthly by the Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC), a division of the Planning Department, City of Albuquerque. Articles and information from neighborhood associations and others are welcome. ONC reserves the right to edit and/or reject any submissions.

City of Albuquerque Richard J. Berry, Mayor Robert J. Perry, Chief Administrative Officer Planning Department Suzanne Lubar, Director Brennon Williams, Associate Director Office of Neighborhood Coordination Staff Stephani Winklepleck, Neighborhood Liaison Dalaina Carmona, Senior Administrative Assistant Denise Martinez, Receptionist Newsletter Editor: Dalaina Carmona (Please send submissions as e-mail attachments in a word document to: dlcarmona@cabq.gov and swinklepleck@cabq.gov). Questions or Comments - direct them to: City of Albuquerque Planning Department Office of Neighborhood Coordination, Room 440 Plaza del Sol Building, 600 Second Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Phone: 505-924-3914 1-800-659-8331 (TTY) Fax: 505-924-3913 ONC Website: <http://www.cabq.gov/planning/ office-of-neighborhood-coordination>

Related ONC Links URL for printable Annual Report Form (pdf): <www.cabq.gov/planning/documents/AnnualReportForm092614.pdf> URL for neighborhood association individual maps: <http://data.cabq.gov/community/neighborhoods/pdf/> URL for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Neighborhood Newsâ&#x20AC;? ONC newsletter: <www.cabq.gov/planning/office-of-neighborhood-coordination/neighborhood-newsletter> URL for current Department Directors List: <www.cabq.gov/planning/neighborhood-coordination/ONC-DeptDirectorContactList-July2015.pdf> URL for Important Telephone Numbers List: <www.cabq.gov/planning/neighborhood-coordination/ONC-ImportantPhoneNumbers.pdf> URL for On-going Sector Plans and other Planning Projects: <www.cabq.gov/planning/urban-design-and-development> URL for Building and Safety Permit/Application Information: <www.cabq.gov/planning/building-safety-permits>

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