Running Start for Careers A focus on bettering the lives of Albuquerque residents: Mayor Richard J. Berry is teaming up with Albuquerque Public Schools to reinforce the Running Start for Careers (RSFC) Program. With particular attention being paid to high school juniors and seniors, the program will empower students by helping them earn college credit while at the same time presenting them with variety of career options for the future. The objective of the dual credit is to raise graduation rates among high school students in a bid to entice them to take the path to college. Juniors and seniors are encouraged to sign up and to learn more about this opportunity by calling 311 or contact Andrew Mathis <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the Mayor’s Office. Homework Diner In 2012, an initiative was started at Manzano Mesa Elementary School called Homework Diner. The “Diner” takes place once a week and invites students and their families to enjoy a complimentary dinner as well as homework help from teachers. As of this semester Homework Diner has expanded to ten schools and is looking to grow to 12 by the fall. There’s A Better Way
The City has recently continued the commitment to curb panhandling and connect people to jobs. On May 6, 2015, Mayor Richard J. Berry teamed up with the leadership at United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) to start a new initiative to prevent panhandling called “A Better Way.” To date the program has connected over 2,200 people with the City’s 311 Service. Additionally, the program has collected over $1,680 through UWCNM; which has been directly distributed to local service providers.
During the last week of August in partnership with St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, A Better Way unveiled a new van that expands the initiative even further. The van will circulate throughout the city and offer panhandlers a job for the day by transporting them to a job site under the supervision of the City of Albuquerque, Solid Waste Department. As part of the work participants will receive a pay from St. Martin’s and be transported back to St. Martin’s for emergency shelter to house them overnight as needed or available. This is just one more way that we are working to end homelessness in Albuquerque.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 CONTENTS - Neighborhood News September/October 2015 Edition - Volume 31, No. 9 Published Monthly “Dedicated to providing information about City Government and Increasing Communication between Neighborhood and/or Homeowner Associations”
APD Crime Prevention Submitted by Steve Sink Personal Safety Awareness Away From Your Residence: • Always be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. • Be aware of other people around you and make note of their behavior. • Walk with authority and purpose while noticing people and activity around you. • Have your keys ready when approaching your vehicle (and residence) and do not have several items in your hands. If you are shopping, periodically take purchased items to the car and lock them in the trunk or away from view. • Lock all personal items in the trunk or away from view – roll up windows, lock doors and take keys. • Park in well lit areas with a lot of activity. Park as close to the entrance as possible. • Avoid carrying a purse whenever possible. Place wallet and/or money and credit cards in a front pocket or jacket pocket. Carry only items necessary for a particular outing. • If you must carry a purse, never leave it open; carry it close to your body with flap facing inward; and place strap around your shoulder (never wrap it around your body or neck). • If you carry a defensive object (pepper spray, etc.) have proper training first. • Use personal body alarm, whistle, etc. • Notify a trusted neighbor or family member where you are going and when you are expected back. • If you notice a suspicious person or activity in a parking lot near your car, return to the store and ask for an escort and notify security or store management. In Your Vehicle: • Keep all doors locked. • Place purse and other valuables out of sight (when traveling and parked). • Don’t travel in curbside lane, especially at a stoplight. • Be aware of your surroundings when stopped at a light – be aware of people approaching your car. • Don’t stop too close to the car in front of you. Allow enough space to “pull around.” • If you are followed, drive to a safe, active and well lit location (don’t drive home) and quickly leave your vehicle and go inside to call the police and request assistance or stay in the locked vehicle and draw attention. • Use a cell phone to call the police but don’t let it distract your driving. • Avoid any confrontation while driving no matter how minor. At Your Residence: • Get to know your neighbor and establish trusted relationships. Encourage them to watch out for you, your family and your residence. Consider starting a Neighborhood Watch Program. • Make sure the lighting on the exterior of the residence illuminates the entire area. • Each entrance should have solid core doors and deadbolt locks with a minimum of a one inch throw. • All primary window locks should be operational and secondary locks should be installed. • Trim all bushes down and up from the ground. Trim trees up 6-8 feet from the ground. • Place lights, radios and TV on timers to give the appearance someone is home when away. • Don’t stop mail and newspaper delivery. Have a trusted neighbor collect them and place/remove trash carts in the typical location when away. Also ask them to keep an eye on your residence. • Let neighbors, family and friends know when you will return from a trip. Contact APD Crime Prevention Unit 505-244-6644.
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Mayor’s Office.............................................................1 APD Crime Prevention..............................................2 Department of Family and Community Services.........................................................................3 Albuquerque Housing Authority..............................4 ABQ Ride.....................................................................5 Planning Department................................................. 6/7
Department of Family and Community Services.. 8/9 ABCWUA........................................................................10 September/October 2015 Calendar/Legend............11 EPC Cases.......................................................................12 Planning Department....................................................13 AFD.................................................................................14 NM State Association of Parliamentarians................15
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 Department of Family and Community Services Submitted by Marie Chavez
Home Owner Rehabilitation Program 700 4th Street SW, Suite ‘A’ Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 505-767-5825 If you are a homeowner and your home is in need of repair, the City of Albuquerque may be able to help. With autumn upon us and winter just around the corner, it’s time to check our homes for any needed repairs that the summer sun and rains may have caused. As you prepare for the cooler weather, it is a good time to take a look at the condition of your heaters, roofs, plumbing, etc. Many homeowners are struggling to make necessary repairs to their homes that can result in serious structural damage or health and safety hazards in the future. Most repairs, if not addressed immediately, end up costing us more money and require additional repairs that could have been avoided. The Home Owner Rehabilitation Program provides 0% interest loans to qualified homeowners. These loans allow homeowners to address code violations that make homes unsafe, unhealthy and sometimes unlivable. Some of these loans are forgivable and some may need to be paid back depending on the home owner’s level of income. What Home Improvements are Eligible? Repairs include, but are not limited to:
Electrical, heating or plumbing installations Roofs Structural damage Handicap accessible bathrooms
Hot water heaters Replacement Windows Insulation
Who is Eligible? Generally, you may qualify for a housing rehabilitation loan if: • You own and occupy a home within the municipal boundaries of the City of Albuquerque and you have lived in the house as your primary residence for at least one year prior to application. • Your home has code violation(s). • Your property taxes are paid up-to-date. Family Size 2015 Income •Your household income does not exceed the federal guidelines. 1……………………. $33,500 2……………………. $38,300 If your income falls within these limits, 3……………………. $43,100 you may qualify for the City of Albu4……………………. $47,850 querque’s Home Owner Rehabilitation 5……………………. $51,700 Program! 6……………………. $55,550 7……………………. $59,350 8……………………. $63,200 The Office of Neighborhood Revitalization staff will examine your income and property to determine if you and your house qualify for housing rehabilitation loan assistance. Funds are currently available; however, they are limited. In order to obtain an application, you must attend an Orientation meeting. Orientations are normally held four times a year. Please contact our office for dates and times of upcoming meetings. Orientations are held at the Office of Neighborhood Revitalization. We can be reached at 505-767-5825.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 Albuquerque Housing Authority Submitted by Brian Eagan Albuquerque Housing Authority Empowering people in our community through affordable housing and self-sufficiency opportunities
Section 8 Housing Landlord Seminars – FREE Classes On How To Join Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA) is hosting a FREE seminar for owners/landlords who are currently or are interested in being a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program Landlord. AHA Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Compliance Inspectors will be available to answer almost any question that you may have (such as: how much rent can I charge?). Date:
Thursday, October 15, 2015 or Thursday, November 19, 2015 (same seminar offered twice)
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Albuquerque Housing Authority Office Carnis Salibury Building, in the Manuel Cordova Conference Room 1840 University Boulevard SE (north of Gibson Boulevard SE) Links: RSVP online at <http://www.abqha.org/landlords.aspx#CalendarContent> How Do I Become an AHA Section 8 Housing Program Landlord? If you agree to lease your rental unit (house, apartment, mobile home, etc.) to an AHA Housing Choice Voucher Program participant, you and the tenant must complete and return the preliminary paperwork to AHA. AHA will review this paperwork and schedule an inspection of the unit. If the unit and the rent are approved, the owner and AHA staff execute a Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract. Screening of potential tenants is your responsibility as owner/property manager, AHA cannot guarantee or recommend the suitability of any tenant. The HAP contract amount paid by AHA each month is a percentage of the total rent amount that varies based on the tenant’s current income level. Have more questions? Download our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Landlord Handbook and find useful forms here see <http://www.abqha.org/ll-files.aspx>. Landlords Benefit From Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in Many Ways • Timeliness and stability of rent payments that you receive from AHA. Direct deposit makes it easy. • Each year AHA will conduct a detailed Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection that will alert you to potential building maintenance problems in the home or apartment you own and rent out. • Access to 4,000 active renters in the greater Albuquerque area. On any given day, AHA has multiple families with a reliable income source (the voucher) actively searching for a new place to call HOME. • AHA participates with the GoSection8 online rental listing service that is available to landlords at no cost. • Section 8 Tenants! Please see <www.gosection8.com> to view current section 8 rental listings for FREE.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 Q. If lanes are reduced, won’t traffic congestion worsen?
ABQ Ride Submitted by Rick De Reyes
A. A Traffic Impact Analysis was performed as part of the environmental evaluation. All signalized intersections on Central Avenue between Unser Boulevard and Tramway Boulevard were assessed using morning and afternoon data. The results of the model found that only traffic at the intersection of Rio Grande Boulevard and Central Avenue may be impacted during the evening rush hour. The design team will continue to adjust the signal phasing at Rio Grande Boulevard to reduce negative impacts.
Ask ART (Albuquerque Rapid Transit) Another Set of Frequently Asked Questions about Albuquerque Rapid Transit Q. Why not use the money from the grant ABQ RIDE is applying to the Federal Government for ART to expand existing service/repair roads/add parking/add routes to other areas?
The Mid Region Council of Governments’ regional transportation model shows that with the ART system, through traffic diverts to parallel routes, which have available capacity to handle the additional traffic. Studies have also found that focusing development in major transit corridors like Central Avenue makes a significant dent in future congestion because it enables more people to use transit.
A. Small Starts grant funds cannot be used for other types of infrastructure improvements nor to offset operating expenses. The grant offers a unique opportunity for the City of Albuquerque to enhance and update the Central Avenue Corridor, providing first class transit service, safety improvements, ADA-compliant, vibrant pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods that support existing businesses and attract new investment while following Albuquerque’s Complete Streets policy. The grant for this specific corridor is an opportunity for improvements that would not otherwise be available.
Q. Won’t businesses be affected by reduced access? A. FHWA found “the vast majority of businesses do as well or better after the access management project is completed.” FHWA and other scholarly studies found that most drivers will use a signalized U-turn to get to their destination business. Q. What does it cost to run ABQ RIDE?
Q. Why implement ART on Central Avenue where there are already three routes?
A. Cost of operating fixed route buses and their associated maintenance is $29.3. ABQ RIDE general fund subsidy is $21.6
A. Central Avenue is the heart of the city. The corridor has the ridership, population density, land uses and activity centers to support a successful BRT system. It would meet the demand for reliable transit service while benefiting the entire community.
Q. What will it cost to run ART? A. An increase of about 4% with the current operating plan.
• The Rapid Ride introduced in 2004 is at capacity. ART is the next logical step in modern transportation service. • 5.3 million riders in 2014 — nearly 15,000 per day and 41% of the total number of ABQ RIDE passengers • Connections with 32 of the 37 existing ABQ RIDE bus routes • Feasibility study ruled out the Lomas Boulevard corridor as an anchor for BRT – transportation must be where people want to go.
Q. Who can I talk to if I have specific questions? A. You can address questions to <centralcorridorbrt@cabq. gov>. Also you can find a lot more information by going to the Albuquerque Rapid Transit’s website at <www.brtabq.com>.
Q. How will changing left turn access increase safety? A. All vehicular turns and crossings of Central Avenue will be at signalized intersections with signalized left turn/U-turns. These signals will be provided every ¼ mile, on average. These changes are estimated to cause drivers a 30-90 second delay in travel time to accomplish the safe U-turns. According to studies conducted by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), signalized left turns/U-turns are safer for vehicles and pedestrians than uncontrolled left turns in and out of driveways and neighborhood streets. They improve visibility and reduce distractions to make travel safer for pedestrians and drivers.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 Planning Department Submitted By Melissa Perez
Planning Department Updates
Neighborhood News Moves to Digital Publishing You may have noticed that the last two issues of the Neighborhood News e-newsletter have been published using a new tool. This tool is called issuu and is the fastest-growing digital publishing platform in the world. This FREE publishing tool allows the City to reach a broader audience for its monthly newsletter by being more compatible with mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, than previous delivery methods. By reaching a broader audience, the City is able to expand communication to Duke City residents of all ages who are accessing the internet through various methods. As a digital publishing tool, issuu offers ease of use with the click of a mouse or swipe of your finger. You get to flip through the newsletter as if it were a real, full-color magazine printed on glossy paper. Plus, you donâ€™t need to sign up for an account or pay to view anything. Itâ€™s completely FREE to the City and to the community.
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Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 continued from page 6 In this new tool there are a few buttons to become familiar with. First, you’ll see the zoom feature on the lower left side under the newsletter. This allows you to zoom in and increase the size of the section you are reading. Simply slide it to the plus or minus symbols to increase or decrease size. Next is the issuu menu on the lower right side under the newsletter. This menu features four buttons. The magnifying glass allows you to search the publication for keywords. The next symbol allows you to change the view of the newsletter so you can see all the pages. The third symbol takes you to a single page view and the fourth symbol, with the arrows, allows you to make the publication viewable in full screen mode. We invite you to check out the new digital publishing tool. You’ll see how the City is moving towards more modern technology that allows us to reach more residents and inform even more community members about what’s happening in our great city.
Copying Content in the New E-Newsletter Tool Do you prefer to copy information out of the Neighborhood News and pop it into your association newsletter? We have a simple four step process to allow you to do that with our new issuu publishing tool. See below for details: 1)
Open the newsletter in issuu to the page or article you want to copy.
Go to the windows start menu icon on your computer and left click it (will be lower left side of the screen on your monitor).
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Drag the cross icon from your mouse over the area you’d like to copy. Then save and paste into your newsletter or document.
This four step process will allow you to copy content or photos. It will also allow you to save those images in the photo format of your choice.
Did You Know? The City of Albuquerque has an ordinance governing the numbering of buildings within the city including homes. It’s part of the Albuquerque Code of Ordinances, Chapter 14, Article 4. It basically says that house address numbers need to be three inches or larger in height and be visible from the street. With regards to businesses, they need to be five inches or larger in height and also be visible from the street.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 Action Plan can be provided in alternative formats (i.e. Braille/ large print, audio tape) for the disabled and may also be translated into Spanish for limited-English-proficient (LEP) Spanish speaking persons, upon request.
Department of Family and Community Services Submitted by Amanda Lujan Notice of Proposed Funding for the City of Albuquerque 2016 Annual Action Plan
Funding is proposed for the following projects: COA Administration- Administration Funding: $771,528 HOME $158,822 ESG $26,193
City of Albuquerque Notice Of Proposed Funding From The U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development (HUD) For The City Of Albuquerque 2016 Annual Action Plan Notice of Public Hearing Notice of 30-Day Public Comment Period Publication Date: September 6, 2015
Funding to support the implementation of the City’s 2016 Action plan, such as salaries and wages. Community Development Housing Development Organizations (CHDO’s) Operating – Operating Funding: HOME $79,410. Funds for two (CHDO’s) to assist with operating costs incurred implementing their housing activities. The two CHDO’s receiving operating funds are:
Notice is hereby given that the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico proposes its 2016 Action Plan budget of the City’s 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan. Proposed funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development includes:
1. Sawmill Community Land Trust $39,705; 2. Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership $39, 705.
$3,857,639 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding; $1,467,882 HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding; and $349,238 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding.
Homeless Intervention- Funding: ESG $319,045 General Fund $5,010,420. Projects under this category work to increase affordable housing opportunities and increase services for “at-risk” populations by providing emergency shelter services, transitional housing opportunities and permanent supportive housing opportunities to populations experiencing homelessness.
Notice is hereby given that the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico proposes to present a draft of its 2016 Annual Action Plan at a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The Public hearing will be held at Los Griegos Health and Social Services Center, located at 1231 Candelaria NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87107, 505-761-4050. For individuals with disabilities who need assistance to benefit from the public hearing, please call Amanda Lujan at 505-768-2913 or (TTY) 1-800-659-8331.
Public Facilities – Funding CDBG $685,744 Program Income $ 34,500. Funds for Public Facility improvements, the organization(s) that will utilize these funds will be selected through an RFP process.
A statutory 30-day public comment period will begin on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 and end on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 5 p.m. All residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low-income, children and youth, homeless persons and other stakeholders of the City of Albuquerque are encouraged to submit written comments or questions regarding the proposed Annual Action Plan to Valerie Bargas, Community Development Manager, Department of Family and Community Services, located at Old City Hall, 400 Marquette NW, 5th Floor, Room 504, Albuquerque, NM 87102 or e-mail at <email@example.com>.
Homeowner Rehabilitation - Housing Funding: CDBG $911,971 Program Income $40,250. Funds for the Office of Neighborhood Revitalization (ONR) to implement the City’s Homeowner Rehabilitation Program. These funds will be used to increase sustainable housing opportunities to low and moderate income homeowners within the City of Albuquerque. Emergency Minor Home Repair – Housing Funding: CDBG $466,100 Program Income $33,900.
A copy of the draft 2016 Annual Action Plan, as well as the 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan will be available on or before September 22, 2015 for public review weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Family and Community Services, at the above mentioned location or available anytime on the City of Albuquerque website at <http://www.cabq.gov/family/documents/publications>.
Funds to increase sustainable housing for low to moderate income households by providing emergency minor home repairs to homeowners within City of Albuquerque limits. The organization(s) that will utilize these funds will be selected through an RFP process.
A reasonable number of free copies are available at City offices located above, upon request. In addition, the draft 2016
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Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 continued from page 8 Retrofit – Housing Funding: CDBG $193,650 Program Income $6,350. Funds for the Department of Senior Affairs to provide handicap accessibility modifications for low to moderate income seniors and persons with disabilities. Rental Acquisition /Rehabilitation – Housing Funding: HOME $24,970 Program Income $200,000 General Fund $ 419,206. Funds to acquire and rehab rental properties, the organization(s) that will utilize these funds will be selected through an RFQ process. Affordable Housing Development- Housing Funding: HOME $715,015 WFHTF $ 1,067,380. Funds to develop affordable housing units for low to moderate income households, the organization(s) that will utilize these funds will be selected through an RFQ process. TBRA- Housing Funding: Home $610,000 General Fund $50,400. Funds for 3 Tenant Based Rental Assistance Projects serving specific high priority populations. The three organizations receiving funding are: Supportive Housing Coalition of NM- $250,700, St. Martins - $159,000 and Albuquerque Housing Authority $250,700. Individual Development Accounts (IDA) - Economic Development Funding: CDBG $250,000. Funds for Women’s Economic Self Sufficiency Team (WESST) to set up IDA’s. WESST will match resident contributions 8 to 1.
Funds to provide support for the Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless Motel Voucher Program. This service provides shortterm housing in motels for homeless individuals or families who are unable to stay in a traditional shelter due to medical or mental health problems. Emergency Motel Vouchers - Public Service Funding: General Fund $36,800 ESG $4,000. Funds to provide support to St. Martins for the Homeless Motel Voucher Program. This service provides short-term housing in motels for homeless individuals or families who are unable to stay in a traditional shelter due to medical or mental health problems. Senior Meals - Public Service Funding: CDBG $125,000. Funds for the Department of Senior Affairs to assist with the program costs to provide congregate meals to 1700 unduplicated low income seniors located in census tracts where incomes are 51% AMI or below. Eviction Prevention - Public Services Funding: CDBG $109,400 Funds for Youth Development Incorporated (YDI) to provide emergency rental and utility assistance for up to 3 consecutive months to 200 families or 960 individuals to prevent homelessness. Employment Training - Public Service Funding: CDBG $30,000. Funds for Southwest Creations to assist in employing and training 30 low to moderate income persons. Human Rights -Fair Housing, Equal Opportunity Public Service Funding: CDBG $10,000. Funds for the City of Albuquerque’s Human Rights Office to further Fair Housing and equal opportunity awareness.
IDA monies can be used by City residents to fund small business start-up activities, to obtain additional education/job training or can be used as down payment on a home.
Early Childhood Services -Public Service Funding: CDBG $9,000 General Fund $20,000.
Low Income Dental - Public Service Funding: CDBG $193,650 General Fund $47,280.
Funds for Cuidando Los Ninos for child development services and case management to homeless children and their families.
Funds for Community Dental to provide comprehensive dental services to medically indigent persons residing within the City of Albuquerque.
All residents, property owners, persons with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, low-income, children and youth, homeless persons and other stakeholders in Albuquerque are invited to review this spending plan and comment on it in writing, until 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015. After receipt of public comments from the 30 day public comment period, the City of Albuquerque will address each comment in writing and will submit all comments and responses in its formal application for funding to HUD on or before November 15, 2015 or at a later date directed by HUD.
Homeless Dental - Public Service Funding: CDBG $62,000 General Fund $67,400. Funds for Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless to provide a full range of dental services to medically indigent, low and moderate income persons in the City of Albuquerque who are experiencing homelessness. Emergency Motel Vouchers - Public Service Funding: CDBG $10,000 General Fund $19,380.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Submitted by Patti Watson
Water Authority Reminds Customers to Reduce Watering for Fall Water by the Numbers Program Calls for Two Days a Week in September Contact: Katherine Yuhas, 505-289-3056 The Water Authority is reminding customers to ramp down outdoor irrigation to twice a week. “The hot and mostly dry weather in August in the metropolitan Albuquerque area reduced our community’s year-to-date water savings,” said Katherine Yuhas, conservation officer for the Water Authority. “So, it’s important to follow our Water by the Numbers plan and reduce outdoor irrigation to two days a week in September.” At the end of July, Albuquerque’s water use stood at 1.3 billion gallons below last year’s use. As of the end of August, we were only 970 million gallons below last year, Yuhas said. Under the Water by the Numbers Program, customers are encouraged to water their outdoor landscapes twice a week in September and October and once a week in November until the first hard freeze. Time-of-day watering restrictions prohibiting use of sprinkler irrigation between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. remain in effect through October 31, 2015. Yuhas explained landscapes need less water in the fall because although the days may be warm, night time temperatures drop so soil retains moisture longer. She added that while customers should water landscapes less, it’s also important to take special care of their existing trees by watering them once a month at the drip line (not at the trunk) and mulching around the base of the tree to conserve and moderate soil temperatures and prevent weed growth. Yuhas reminded Water Authority customers that they can take steps to save additional water outdoors and earn rebates on their water bills by installing outdoor irrigation equipment such as rain sensors, backflow prevention valves, pressure regulation valves and pressure vacuum breaks and multi-stream rotor heads as well as rent equipment for removing grass and replacing it with xeriscape, purchasing compost and installing rain barrels. For more information, customers can visit <www.WaterRightAbq.com> or <www.abcwua.org> and click on the “Conservation & Rebates” tab at the top of the page or call 505-842-WATR (9287). TTY customers can call 711.
***************************** 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.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 19 - 31 Monday, September 21 • City Council - 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 22 • BOA - 9 a.m.
1-8 NO MEETINGS IN OCTOBER FOR: • District 8 Coalition
Thursday, October 1 • EPC Case Distribution Wednesday, September 23 - 3 p.m. • DRB - 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 6 Thursday, September 24 • SWAN - 6 p.m. • District 8 Coalition Wednesday, October 7 - 7 p.m. • DRB - 9 a.m. Wednesday, September 30 • City Council - 5 p.m. • Westside Coalition • DRB - 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. • District 7 Coalition - 7 p.m. Thursday, October 8 • EPC Public Hearing - 8:30 a.m. • South Valley Coalition - 6:30 p.m.
9 - 16 Monday, October 12 • Columbus Day
17 - 31 Monday, October 19 • City Council - 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 20 • ZHE - 9 a.m.
Wednesday, October 14 • DRB - 9 a.m. • LUCC - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, October 21 • DRB - 9 a.m. • AHA - 12 p.m. • District 4 Coalition - 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 15 • AAB - 8:15 a.m.
Tuesday, October 27 • BOA - 9 a.m.
Friday, October 16 • East Gateway Coalition - 6:30 p.m. • National Boss Day
Wednesday, October 28 • DRB - 9 a.m. Saturday, October 31 • Halloween
2015 CALENDAR/LEGEND AAB - Airport Advisory Board, Albuquerque International Sunport, 3rd Floor, Aviation Department Administrative Office Conference Room, 2200 Sunport Boulevard SE AHA - Albuquerque Housing Authority, Carnis Salisbury Building, Manuel Cordova Conference Room, 1840 University Boulevard SE, 505-764-3915 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, Community Room, 7521 Carmel Avenue NE District 7 Coalition - Grant Middle School, Library, 1111 Easterday NE 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 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, 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, 505-924-3894; ZHE Hearing are held in the Plaza del Sol Hearing Room, (Basement Level), 600 Second Street NW
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 EPC Hearing Notice
Neighborhood Alert - Be aware that public comments at EPC Meeting have a time limitation due to the length of the EPC Hearings. The 48-Hour Rule of the EPC: All written materials and other documents shall be submitted to the Planning Department no later than 9 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the Public Hearing Week. For an Appeal Hearing - no communication with EPC is allowed within five days of the Public Hearing. In order to make maximum use of the following information - please note:
• Scan the entire list to see if your neighobrhood association has a case this month. • The name and phone number of the developer/agent is listed so that you can easily contact them should you have any questions. • The assigned staff planner is identified with each agenda item should you need additional information (i.e., check on the actual placement of your case on the agenda). All staff may be reached at 505-924-3860.
• On the day of the EPC Public Hearing, call the Planning Department at 505-924-3860 and the receptionist will give you the status of the EPC Public Hearing.
• Staff Reports are available at the Planning Department beginning at 3 p.m. on the 1st Thursday prior to the EPC Public Hearing. On the 1st Thursday of each month, the EPC has a Case Distribution to review the applications scheduled for the all-day Public Hearing which occurs on the 2nd Thursday of each month. As with the Public Hearing, the public is invited to attend the Case Distribution, however, Case Distributions do not provide an open forum. Discussion is limited to staff and the EPC. Case Distributions regularly begin at 3 p.m. in the Planning Department Hearing Room, Plaza Del Sol Building. Please call the Planning Department at 505-924-3860 to confirm the Case Distribution schedule will happen at the times listed as time adjustments are made occasionally. The EPC Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. in the Planning Department Hearing Room, (basement level), 600 Second Street NW for the following case: Northeast Supper Rock, East Gateway Coalition (neighborhood/homeowner association/coalition); 15EPC-40045, 40046, Project #1010581 (case #’s); Approximately 2.0484 acres located at 417 Tramway Boulevard NE on the southeast corner of Tramway Boulevard NE and Cloudview Avenue NE (location of request); K-23 (zone atlas page #); DAC Zoning and Land Use Services at 505-294-5243, agent for Longs Peaks, LLC (applicant or agency and phone #); Requests an Zone Map Amendment from C-1 to SU-1 for C-1 uses and a Site Development Plan for Building Permit to include the retail sale of beer and wine for on and off premises consumption and to allow the site to establish a tap room with a small brewer’s license in an existing space within the center (action requested); Catalina Lehner at 505-924-3935, e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. (City staff planner) Greater Gardner, Near North Valley, North Edith, Stronghurst, North Valley Coalition; 15EPC-40051, 40052, Project #1010582; Approximately 21.97 acres located on the east side of Edith Boulevard NE (4600 Edith Boulevard NE) at the corner of Comanche Road NE and Edith Boulevard NE; G-15; Wilson and Company at 505-348-4018, agent for City of Albuquerque, Department of Municipal Development; Requests a Zone Map Amendment from M-1 Light Manufacturing to SU-1 for M-1 Uses, Solid Waste Transfer Station and Convenience Center and a Site Development Plan for Building Permit for a Solid Waste Transfer Station and Convenience Center; Vicente Quevedo at 505-924-3357, e-mail: <email@example.com>. Northwest West Mesa, South Valley Coalition of NA’s South West Alliance of Neighbors (SWAN), Westside Coalition of NA’s; 15EPC40047, 40048, Project #1003675; Approximately 3.651 acres located on 57th Street NW and 58th Street NW between Central Avenue NW and Avalon Road NW; K-11; Dekker/Perich/Sabatini at 505-761-9700, agent for the City of Albuquerque, Family and Community Services Department; Requests a Zone Map Amendment from R-1 to SU-1 for R-2 and Community Center Uses and a Site Development Plan for Building Permit for a proposed 54 one, two and three bedroom units called “Generations at West Mesa” with affordable housing for active seniors and operated by Catholic Charities; Catalina Lehner at 505-924-3935, e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Tres Volcanes, Westside Coalition of NA’s; 15EPC-40049, 40050, Project #1006864; Approximately 72.9 acres located on the west side of Tierra Pintada Boulevard NW between Mirehaven Parkway NW and West Creek Place NW; H-8-9; Consensus Planning, Inc. at 505-764-9801, agent for Pulte Homes of New Mexico; Requests a Site Development Plan for Subdivision and an Amendment to the Site Development Plan for Subdivision for the second phase of the Del Web Community which will include 186 residential lots; Maggie Gould at 505-924-3910, e-mail: <email@example.com>.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 Planning Department Submitted by Mikaela Renz-Whitmore
ABC-Z UPDATE “ABC to Z” is an ambitious project to update the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Comprehensive Plan (“ABC Comp Plan”) and overhaul the City’s zoning and development framework. COMP PLAN: The Project Team is hard at work drafting updates for the Comprehensive Plan based on staff and public input at the Community Workshops in May and June and the Focus Groups in July. Clarion Associates is busy drafting the first of three modules that will become the Integrated Development Ordinance. The first module will propose new zones and the uses allowed in each. Please save the dates below and watch the project website for details about public input opportunities coming this fall: <http://abc-zone.com/ events>. Comp Plan Vision Open Houses to share the Comp Plan Vision the first proposed update that includes an overview and direction for the full Plan. • Monday, September 21 — 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. – Central & Unser Library, 8081 Central Ave NW. — 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – Alamosa Multi-Service Center, 6900 Gonzales Road SW. • Tuesday, September 22 — 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. – Main Library, 501 Copper Avenue NW. — 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. – Hiland Theatre, 4800 Central Avenue SE. INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE (IDO) Module 1 Meetings to walk through and discuss proposed zoning districts and uses. • Monday & Tuesday, October 19 & 20 – Afternoon and evening meetings, locations to be announced. Comp Plan Focus Groups by Chapter to provide more in-depth opportunities to discuss each topic. • Monday & Tuesday, November 30 & December 1 – Meetings throughout the day, Plaza del Sol Building, Basement Hearing Room, 600 2nd Street NW. • Friday, December 4 – Meetings throughout the day, Plaza del Sol Building, Basement Hearing Room, 600 2nd Street NW. Comp Plan Draft Open Houses to share the full Comp Plan draft for public review and discussion. • Wednesday and Thursday, December 2 & 3 – Afternoon and evening meetings, locations to be announced.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 AFD Submitted by Melissa Romero Fire Prevention Week Location matters when it comes to your smoke alarm. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Albuquerque Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages: • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. •
Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
• Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it. • If the smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. Go to your outside meeting place. • Call 911 from outside the home.
To learn more about smoke alarms and “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep. Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm!” visit NFPA’s Website at <www.firepreventionweek.org> and <www.sparky.org/fpw>.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015 NM State Association of Parliamentarians Submitted By Janice Strand Amendment or Revision of Bylaws...A FollowUp to the Earlier Article on Bylaws Amendment The bylaws are the document that contains the organization’s own basic rules that relate specifically to itself as an organization. The bylaws must contain an article that outlines the procedure for amendment. Article IX. Amendment of Bylaws These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of ____ by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous meeting (or sent by US Mail or email to members a stated length of time before the meeting). When presented, the motion to amend is the main motion to Amend Something Previously Adopted; therefore previous notice and a two-thirds vote is required. Previous Notice Previous notice is giving notice to all members who have the right to be present to vote on the adoption of bylaw amendments or revision. The bylaws (see above) state when the notice is to be given. The correct format for giving the notice for amendments is as follows: Current Proposed If Adopted, Wording Amendment Will Read________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Isolated changes can be proposed as segments of an article by using the format above. Substitution of segments of the bylaws can be proposed for large separate sections of the bylaws. Revision Changes of the bylaws that are so extensive and general that they are scattered throughout the bylaws should be considered as a substitution of a new set of bylaws and called a revision. The notice given is that a new document will be presented and open to amendment as if the organization is adopting bylaws for the first time. The group is not confined to consideration of only the points of change. After consideration, the revision can be rejected altogether. Bylaw amendment takes effect An amendment to the bylaws goes into effect immediately upon its adoption unless the motion to adopt specifies another time for its becoming effective. Careful consideration must be given as a bylaws committee works through the proposal of amendments or a revision. Committee members must include persons of all points of view. From Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th Edition, pages 592-599. **Principles of Interpretation of Bylaws will be covered next month. Parliamentary Pointers will appear each month. If you have a parliamentary question that could be covered or would like a “Smart Meeting” presentation on Amendment or Revision of Bylaws at your meeting, contact the Office of Neighborhood Coordination at 505924-3914 or Janice Strand at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Neighborhood News - September/October 2015
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, Planning Director Brennon Williams, Acting Associate Director Office of Neighborhood Coordination Staff Stephani Winklepleck, Neighborhood Liaison Dalaina Carmona, Senior Administrative Assistant Newsletter Editor: Dalaina Carmona (Please send submissions as e-mail attachments in a word document to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 City of Albuquerque website: <www.cabq.gov>
Related ONC Links URL for printable Annual Report Form (pdf): <www.cabq.gov/planning/documents/ONCAnnualReportForm0413. pdf> URL for neighborhood association individual maps: <http://data.cabq.gov/community/neighborhoods/pdf/> URL for “Neighborhood News” ONC newsletter: <www.cabq.gov/planning/residents/neighborhood-newsletter> URL for current Department Directors List: <www.cabq.gov/planning/documents/DeptDirectorsList060613.pdf> URL for Important Telephone Numbers List: <www.cabq.gov/planning/documents/ImpTeleph060613.pdf> URL for On-going Sector Plans and other Planning Projects: <www.cabq.gov/planning/our-department/urban-design-and-development/planning/residents/sector-development-plan-updates> URL for Building and Safety Permit/Application Information: <www.cabq.gov/planning/our-department/building-safety>
Upon request, the Neighborhood News is available in alternative formats. The Neighborhood News can be accessed at the City’s Website: <www.cabq.gov/planning/residents/neighborhood-newsletter>. (Available in HTML/PDF files, including archived editions.)