NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD


TODAY! Planning Meeting for San Mateo Corridor Invites Area Residents to Share Ideas

Area residents are invited to attend the Reimagining the San Mateo Corridor upcoming planning meeting this evening, Monday, July 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Whittier Elementary, 1110 Quincy SE, and view site plans for San Mateo and Kathryn SE, and to share suggestions and ideas about what is missing in the International District. To learn more about this project or about the meeting, e-mail: seanforan@cabq.gov

 

One Albuquerque 2018 Goals Summit Focuses on Safety, Economics, and Environment

You are invited to attend the One Albuquerque 2018 Goals Summit and share your ideas and input on how to improve our community’s outlook in three specific areas: Public Safety, Economic Vitality, and Environmental Protection. This week’s summit takes place Saturday, July 21 at St. Pius High School at 9:00 a.m. Three additional summits will take place across the city so consider registering for one! To learn more and to register, visit: nmfirst.worldsecuresystems.com/event-details/2018-albuquerque-goals-summit

 

Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town

  • Albuquerque Meadows Residents Association, Monday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m., Albuquerque Meadows Clubhouse. E-mail: stetson414@gmail.com for more information.
  • Semillas y Raices Neighborhood Community Group, Tuesday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m., Art Center Square (AC2). E-mail: s33dsnroots@gmail.com for more information.
  • Glenwood Hills NA, Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m., Dwyer Substation. E-mail: treasurer@glenwoodhills.net for more information.
  • Sawmill Area NA, Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m., Sawmill Lofts. E-mail: sanaboard@sawmillna.org for more information.
  • Four Hills Village HOA, Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m., Canyon Club. E-mail: aman328@aol.com for more information.
  • Los Duranes NA, Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: billherring@comcast.net for more information.
  • Santa Barbara Martineztown NA, Thursday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m., 1420 Edith NE. E-mail: sbmartineztown@gmail.com for more information.
  • ·South Broadway NA, Thursday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m., South Broadway Cultural Center. E-mail: sbnaabq@gmail.com for more information.
  • Westgate Heights NA, Thursday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m., 9901 Benavidez SW. E-mail: westgate9901@gmail.com for more information.
  • Westside Coalition of NAs, Thursday, July 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Don NewtonTaylor Ranch Community Center. E-mail: jfworrall@comcast.net for more information.

 

New Mexico Senior Olympics Kicks Off This Week!

Senior athletes will gather at Balloon Fiesta Park to kick-off the 40th Annual New Mexico Senior Olympics State Summer Games, which start Wednesday, July 18 through Sunday, July 22. Senior athletes who participate in these games will have the opportunity to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games that will take place in Albuquerque next year. To learn more, visit: www.nmseniorolympics.org

 

Heat Tips for the Summertime

  • Never, ever leave children or pets alone in hot vehicles. Heat can increase in a car by 20 degrees in just 10 minutes. If you see a child or animal in a hot car, call 911 immediately.
  • Consider keeping your pets indoors where it’s cooler. If a pet must be outdoors, make sure they have plenty of shade and plenty of cool water.
  • Check on family members or neighbors who are older, to make sure they are keeping cool.
  • If you have to be outside, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade.
  • Consider limiting exercise and/or yardwork to early morning, or in the cooler evening.
  • Don’t forget water conservation! Only water outdoors in the early morning or late evening, and make sure your sprinkler system doesn’t have leaks.

 

Neighborhood Association Presentation Resource

The Office of the Inspector General for the City of Albuquerque addresses fraud, waste, and allegations of wrongdoing by city employees, contractors and vendors. If your neighborhood association is interested in having a presentation done by the OIG and learning more about how this department works, e-mail:davidharper@cabq.gov

 

Real ID Legal Fair This Saturday

Have questions about the Real ID? Attend this upcoming Real ID Legal Fair on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Barelas Community Center, 801 Barelas Rd. SW, and talk to attorneys and legal staff about this process. Hosted by the City of Albuquerque, the University of New Mexico School of Law, the Second Judicial District Court, and the Volunteer Attorney Program, this FREE event will offer resources in both English and Spanish and will work to make this sometimes confusing process as smooth as possible. Learn more at:https://www.cabq.gov/office-of-equity-inclusion/events/real-id-free-legal-fair

 

Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings This Week

  • Northwest Area Command, Wednesday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center.
  • Southeast Area Command, Thursday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center.

Residents are strongly encouraged to attend one of the CPCs in Albuquerque and become more involved with community policing. For more information on the CPCs and a complete schedule of meetings, visit:https://www.cabq.gov/police/community-policing-council

 

Hoopla Offers Free Streaming and Downloading for Library Patrons

If you have a valid library card, you need to try Hoopla! It’s a streaming service that allows you to download books, music, movies, comics, TV shows, and so much more. A great resource to have with you on those long summer road trips, the best part is that it’s free! Visit: www.abqlibrary.org to get started!

 

Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

Big Brothers, Big Sisters is a terrific non-profit that matches youngsters who have lost a parent or who have gone through difficult times, with an adult volunteer of the same gender, to provide monitored and safe mentoring and guidance. Having a mentor can often provide kids in our community with higher educational aspirations, greater confidence, improved relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors, and greater educational success. If you are interested in mentoring a kid in our community, visit: www.bbbs-cnm.org to learn more.

 

ABQ311 Makes Reporting Weeds, Graffiti and Trash As Simple as One Click!

Have you downloaded the ABQ311 app yet? Free for both Apple and Android phones and tablets, the app lets you report city issues with the tap of a screen. Lost pets, missed trash pick-up, graffiti and weeds, potholes and abandoned vehicles, and much more, are available for free reporting to the City. To download the app, visit Google Play, the iTunes Store, or:http://www.cabq.gov/311/abq311/abq311