Annual Meeting Monday March 27th

Join us this upcoming Monday at 5:30pm for our Annual Meeting!  We’ll be at the Wells Park Community Center from 5:30pm to 8:00pm that night.

Wells Park Neighborhood Association
Annual Meeting March 27, 2017 • 6:30 PM
Wells Park Community Center 5th and Mountain

Meet & Greet 5:30pm-6:15pm

  • Meet your local police officers and elected officials here
  • Sign up for membership!
  • Volunteer for a committee!

Business Section 6:15pm-7:30pm

  • Introductions
    Explora (2 mins)
  • Reports from Elected Officials
  • Wells Park Board Reports
    • President’s Report
      • Walker Property Vote
    • Financial Report
  • Committee Updates

Election 7:30pm-8:00pm

  • Speeches
  • Tally

Adjourn 8:00pm

Next Meeting: April 11, 2017 at Wells Park Community Center

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WPNA Minutes February 2017

Please click the link below for the minutes from our last meeting in February 2017!

WPNA February Minutes 2017

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Join Us for Monthly Meeting Tomorrow

Tomorrow is our regular meeting at 6:30pm at Wells Park Community Center. Check out the agenda below and we’ll see you there!

Wells Park Neighborhood Association
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 • 6:30 PM
Wells Park Community Center 5th and Mountain

Introductions—

Approve Agenda, Approve Minutes

Police Report—5 min.

Annual Meeting planning
-flyer/postcard (mailer budget approval).
-nominations—Jerry + Mike
-food (budget approval)
-public rep. invitations-Mark

Walker Property Motion (Ike Benton or Diane Dolan will attend)

Tree Planting—Doreen

Old Business:
-Mayoral Candidate invitation process.
-Pocket of Poverty Funds (Bianca)

Zoning Committee—Robert

New Business:

Public Comment—10 minutes

Adjourn

Next Meeting:
– Annual Meeting Monday, March 27, 5:30
– April 11 2017

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January 2017 Board Minutes

Please see the attached document for the minutes from January’s Board meeting!  Remember, there was no meeting in December 2016.

WPNA Board Minutes Jan2017

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District 2 Newsletter

From Councilor Isaac Benton:  

Hello Neighbors,

Due to the Presidents’ Day holiday Monday, the next City Council meeting is Wednesday, February 22 at 5:00 pmin the Vincent Griego Chambers, basement level of City Hall:  Agenda.

Legislation of Interest

  • Reaffirming the City’s Commitment to Diversity and Immigrant Friendly Status M-17-4 (Benton, Peña, Davis, Gibson) will be heard at the February 22 Council meeting.  In light of the recent Presidential Executive Orders relating to immigration enforcement, this Memorial reaffirms R-00-151, which declared Albuquerque to be immigrant-friendly, reaffirms the City’s commitment to the policies established by R-00-151.  These include existing commitments to “treat all persons with respect and dignity, regardless of their immigration status” and that “to the fullest extent allowed by federal and state law, immigrants who live within the city limits of Albuquerque and their families shall have access to all City services and programs.”   M-17-4 welcomes and encourages immigrants to live, work and study in Albuquerque and to participate in community affairs, and recognizes immigrants for their important contributions to our culture and economy.  It also expresses City Council’s support of the equal treatment of all persons and states that all persons who live within the City should have full access to all city services with respect and dignity, including public safety services and programs, regardless of their race, disability, national origin, gender identity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, economic or immigration status (in addition to any other protected classes under local, state, or federal law).  Read our press release online.
  • R-16-109 Comprehensive Plan Update (Jones, Benton) was deferred until the March 6 Council meeting.  This is an update to long-standing regional growth policy and I encourage you to become familiar with it if you have not already.  A draft of the ABC Comp Plan, including proposed changes, is available for review at the ABC-Z website. You have the opportunity to speak at City Council and can also send written comments to Crystal Ortega, Council Clerk at cortega@cabq.gov.  If you have questions, contact Andrew Webb atawebb@cabq.gov or 768-3161.  Spanish-language meetings will be held next week.
  • North 4th Street Corridor Zoning R-17-160 (Benton) is a limited moratorium on construction under the mixed-use zone provision of the North 4th Street Corridor Plan.  The moratorium would temporarily prohibit the City from acting on any change to existing zoning or act upon any building permits under the North Fourth Mixed Use District (NFMXD) provisions of the Corridor Plan.  This is in response to community concerns that recent developments on 4th Street built under the NFMXD standards may not provide enough direction with regard to building appearance.  The LUPZ committee recommended adding a set of interim design standards under which development could proceed during the moratorium.  Those interim standards will be presented for Council’s consideration at the March 6 Council meeting.

Community Announcements

  • Community Fellows: Know an expert about their neighborhood?  A natural networker who cares about strengthening their community? The City is seeking your recommendations for Community Fellows from neighborhoods within ½ mile of Central Ave.
  • The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) moves from the Planning Department to City Council Services effective Monday, April 3, 2017.  Read about what to expect and answer the online survey to tell staff what your neighborhood is like now, what is needed, and what makes your neighborhood unique and beautiful.  You may also contact Sara Mancini (505) 768-3105, saramancini@cabq.gov with questions.
  • Behavioral Health Initiative: Stay updated on the progress of this important initiative and read the ABCGC Behavioral Health Newsletter online.
  • Seniors Ride Free on the NM Rail Runner this spring!

Upcoming Events 

Project Updates

Sincerely,

Isaac Benton
City Councilor, District 2

http://www.cabq.gov/council/councilors/district-2

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Monthly Meeting Tuesday 2/21/17

Hello!

We’ll be hosting our regular board meeting this upcoming Tuesday, February 21 at Wells Park Community Center at 6:30pm.  Below is the agenda:

Wells Park Neighborhood Association
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 • 6:30 PM
Wells Park Community Center 5th and Mountain

Introductions

Approve Agenda, Approve Minutes

Police Report  – 5 min.

Indivisible ABQ—Catherine

Walker Property—Jerry + Doreen

Annual Meeting planning

  • flyer/postcard mailing proposal
  • nominations—Jerry + Mike
  • food
  • invitations to representatives. (Mark will do)
  • membership sign-ups
  • subcommittee sign-ups
  • other things

Comp Plan update—Robert + Jerry

Tree planing—Ari

Mayoral Candidate invitation process.

Pocket of Poverty funds—Bianca

Old Business:

zoning committee—Robert

New Business:

Public Comment

Adjourn

Next Meeting: March 14 2017

[Annual Meeting March 28, 5:30]

** Thank you for attending the Wells Park Neighborhood Association monthly Board of Directors meeting.  To ensure an efficient and productive meeting, association members, and other members of the public may address the board during the public comment section of the meeting or when recognized by the chair.  Members of the board shall conduct all motions, seconds, discussion and voting. The public, with board approval, may suggest agenda items.  Thank you for attending and your interest in the Wells Park Neighborhood.

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District 2 Newsletter

From Councilor Isaac Benton:

Hello Neighbors,

The next City Council meeting is Monday, February 6 at 5:00 pm in the Vincent Griego Chambers, basement level of City Hall:  Agenda.

This week, Councilors Pat Davis, Diane Gibson and I wrote a letter to Senators Martin Heinrich and Tom Udall expressing concerns about Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions, specifically with respect to Senator Session’s positions on police oversight policies within the Department of Justice and the impacts his administration as attorney general could have on ongoing reform efforts in Albuquerque.  Read the press release and letter here.

 

Legislation of Interest

  • R-16-109 Comprehensive Plan Update (Jones, Benton) was deferred until the March 6 Council meeting.  This is an update to long-standing regional growth policy and I encourage you to become familiar with it if you have not already.  A draft of the ABC Comp Plan, including proposed changes, is available for review at the ABC-Z website. You have the opportunity to speak at City Council and can also send written comments to Crystal Ortega, Council Clerk at cortega@cabq.gov.  If you have questions, contact Andrew Webb atawebb@cabq.gov or 768-3161.

Planning Department and Council staff are arranging additional public meetings in each of the Community Planning Areas, which will be announced next week on the ABC-Z website.  There will also be two Spanish-language meetings, one on each side of the Rio Grande.  Constructive suggestions and questions are encouraged and will be responded to at the meetings.

  • North 4th Street Corridor Zoning R-17-160 (Benton):  I am introducing a limited moratorium on construction under the mixed-use zone provision of the North 4th Street Corridor Plan.  The moratorium will temporarily prohibit the City from acting on any change to existing zoning or act upon any building permits under the North Fourth Mixed Use District (NFMXD) provisions of the Corridor Plan.  This is in response to community concerns that recent developments on 4th Street built under the NFMXD standards may not provide enough direction with regard to building appearance.  This bill will be heard at the Land Use Planning and Zoning (LUPZ) Committee meeting at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 15.
  • Reaffirming the City’s Commitment to Diversity and Immigrant Friendly Status M-17-4 (Benton, Peña, Davis, Gibson) will be introduced at Monday’s meeting for a hearing at the February 22 Council meeting.  In light of the recent Presidential Executive Orders relating to immigration enforcement, this Memorial reaffirms R-00-151, which declared Albuquerque to be immigrant-friendly, reaffirms the City’s commitment to the policies established by R-00-151.  These include a commitment to “treat all persons with respect and dignity, regardless of their immigration status” and that “to the fullest extent allowed by federal and state law, immigrants who live within the city limits of Albuquerque and their families shall have access to all City services and programs.”   M-17-4 welcomes and encourages immigrants to live, work and study in Albuquerque and to participate in community affairs, and recognizes immigrants for their important contributions to our culture and economy.  It also expresses City Council’s support of the equal treatment of all persons and states that all persons who live within the City should have full access to all city services with respect and dignity, including public safety services and programs, regardless of their race, disability, national origin, gender identity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, economic or immigration status (in addition to any other protected classes under local, state, or federal law).  Read our press release online.

Community Announcements

  • The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) moves from the Planning Department to City Council Services effective Monday, April 3, 2017.  Read about what to expect and answer the online survey to tell staff what your neighborhood is like now, what is needed, and what makes your neighborhood unique and beautiful.  You may also contact Sara Mancini (505) 768-3105, saramancini@cabq.gov with questions.
  • Behavioral Health Initiative: Stay updated on the progress of this important initiative and read the ABCGC Behavioral Health Newsletter online.
  • ABC-Z Project:  A draft of the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO), which updates the City’s zoning code, is available for review and comment.  Review the draft here.  You may submit comments toabctoz@cabq.gov.  There will be additional opportunity to comment throughout the approval process at the Environmental Planning Commission and City Council.
  • Seniors Ride Free on the NM Rail Runner this spring!

Project Updates

Upcoming Events 

 

 

 

Sincerely,
Isaac Benton
City Councilor, District 2

http://www.cabq.gov/council/councilors/district-2

 

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