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Congratulations to Albuquerque Basketball Teams!
Congratulations go out to local high schools Atrisco Heritage Academy, Valley, and West Mesa, all of whom won state basketball championships this past weekend! The Atrisco Heritage Jaguars won their second state championship (5A) in a row, making them the first team in 9 years to win two state championships back-to-back; the Valley Vikings won in the 4A bracket, and the West Mesa Mustangs won in the 5A Girls bracket, their first state championship in history. Great job, Jaguars, Vikings and Mustangs!
Special City Council Meeting Scheduled Thursday for Public Comment on Police Oversight Ordinance
The City Council will hold a special meeting on Thursday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m., in the Vincent E. Griego Council Chambers, Basement, City Hall, to hear public comment on O-18-23, Amending the Police Oversight Ordinance. Councilors would like to hear public comments from all interested stakeholders on the purposed changes. To sign up for public comment specific to this ordinance, come to City Hall at 4:30 p.m. and signing up at the table just outside the Council Chambers. Parking for the underground lot under Civic Plaza will be validated. Review O-18-23 here: https://cabq.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3532208&GUID=5E30338C-DF36-4FC6-B09E-7723DB06B475&Options=ID|Text|&Search=O-18-23
Public Meeting Hosted by Short-Term Rental Task Force This Tuesday
The public is invited to attend a meeting hosted by the Short-Term Rental Task Force on Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Realtor Building, Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors, 1635 University NE. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the Task Force to get input on regulation, registration, and administration of short-term rentals in Albuquerque. To learn more about this public meeting, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor/district-7/projects-planning-efforts/short-term-rental-task-force
OneABQ Mobile App Offers Easy Connection to City Services
Have you downloaded the OneABQ mobile app to your Android or iPhone yet? This great civic app houses all the city’s applications in one easy-to-use place, including ABQ RIDE, ABQtodo, APD, the BioPark, the ABC Library, the Balloon Museum, and lots more. To learn more about the app and to download, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/abq-apps/city-apps-listing/oneabq-app
Public Safety Day with Southwest Area Command This Saturday!
Join the officers of the Southwest Area Command this Saturday, March 23 at the Fallas Paredes Store at Coors and Central NW, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This family-friendly event offers free VIN etching, a rock climbing wall, free bike helmets to the first 50 kids, and an opportunity to meet the officers, share concerns and ask questions, and enjoy some free treats! E-mail:email@example.com to learn more.
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Free Screening And Sweater Donation Honors Mr. Rogers On His Birthday
Join New Mexico PBS and the Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler NE, this Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. for a free screening of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” the documentary about the life and legacy of Mr. Fred Rogers. There will be birthday cake in honor of Mr. Rogers’ birthday, an opportunity to meet some neighbors, and to donate a sweater to the Mr. Rogers sweater drive benefitting the APS Clothing Bank. To learn more about this great community and neighborhood event, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-documentary-wont-you-be-my-neighbor-mr-rogers-birthday-party-registration-57220984505
Fiestas de Albuquerque Founder’s Parade Seeks Volunteers To Carry Banners
The annual Fiestas de Albuquerque event takes place Saturday, April 6 in Old Town, and as always, the Founder’s Parade that is part of the Fiestas seeks volunteers to be part of the procession! If you’d like to be in the Parade and carry one of the beautiful banners representing one of Albuquerque’s founding families, contact Ramón Gonzales at (505) 873-0840 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighborhood Association Meetings Across Town
· Albuquerque Meadows, Monday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m., Albuquerque Meadows Clubhouse. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
· Semillas y Raices, Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m., 1420 Edith NE, North Side. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· Glenwood Hills, Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m., Highpoint Sports and Wellness. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
· Four Hills Village, Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m., Canyon Club. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· Santa Barbara Martineztown, Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m., 1420 Edith NE. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
· Del Norte, Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m., Private location. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· District 4 Coalition, Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
· Los Duranes, Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
· South Broadway, Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m., South Broadway Cultural Center. E-mail: email@example.com for more information.
· Westgate Heights, Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m., New Life Homes Community Center. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Daily Pollen Count May Help Deal With Spring Allergies
March might bring warmer weather, but it also means springtime winds and pollen in the air, which can affect you, your family, and even your pets! Bookmark the City’s Air Quality Status page at: www.cabq.gov/airquality/todays-status and check it frequently throughout the spring months!.
Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings This Week
· Northwest Area Command CPC, Wednesday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center.
· Southeast Area CPC, Thursday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center.
All CPC meetings are free and open to the public. Citizen attendance and participation is highly encouraged, and all CPCs are accepting new members! For information on how to apply, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/police/community-policing-council
Public Libraries Don’t Just Offer Books Anymore!
Did you know that our public libraries don’t just offer books to check out? It’s true! They also offer a wide range of book clubs, online catalogs, CDs, DVDs, e-Books, and – this is the best part! – you can also check out ukuleles and cake pans! So if you’ve been wanting to learn this musical instrument but don’t have one, or expand your baking skills and make a cake in the shape of a heart, the library is your starting point! Visit: www.abqlibrary.org for a complete catalog of free items for checking out!
ONC Conflict Resolution Series Offers Article on Perspective Insight
The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) offers a variety of online resources for your neighborhood and residents to work together in a positive and productive manner. Having a variety of people on a neighborhood association board can sometimes lead to conflicts, and the ONC’s “Conflict Resolution and Collaboration” series offers ideas and suggestions on ways to work together and find solutions. The entire series is available online at: http://www.cabq.gov/office-of-neighborhood-coordination/neighborhood-toolbox/conflict-resolution