Public Hearing for Stericycle’s Solid Waste Facility Permit Renewal

The NM Environment Department will be holding a public hearing regarding Stericycle’s application for a solid waste facility permit renewal.

About Stericycle

Stericycle is an infectious waste processing and transfer company located at 1920 1st St NW. Their current permit for operations was issued in 2008.  This is the company that the County contracts with when they do free public hazardous waste events – where residents can bring hazardous wastes for disposal (paint, chemicals, solvents, etc).

Public Hearing Information

The public hearing takes place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 at the Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park. Public comment starts at 5 p.m.

Learn More

Notice of Public Hearing in English.

Aviso de Audiencia Publica en Español.


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2018 Summer Recreation Program

2018 Summer Recreation Program Drawing & Registration Rules

Summer Recreation Program Dates & Hours of Operation: The 2018 CREI Summer Recreation Program will be June 11th, 2018 to August 3, 2018. Program hours are M-F, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm. The program is for children 5-15 years old. Children who are 5 years old at the time of registration must turn 6 by September 1, 2018 (Documentation Required).

Due to the high participant demand for the City of Albuquerque Community Centers Summer Recreation Program, the Family and Community Services Department utilizes a Lottery process for selecting participants. Parents/Legal guardians interested in their child/children participating, must complete a lottery form and online registration at the facility they wish their child/children to attend. Parents/Guardians will be asked to show proof of residency with one of the following documents:

  • Driver’s License
  • Rental Lease/Receipt
  • Voter ID Card
  • PNM Bill
  • Telephone Bill

    The name of the parent/legal guardian entering their child/children into the Lottery must match the name of the proof of residence document.

    Lottery Forms and Online Registration can be completed starting Monday, April 16, 2018 thru Friday, April 27, 2018 at each of the City of Albuquerque community centers. You can fill out a Lottery form and complete the online registration at the facility you wish your child/children to attend for the Summer Program. Your application will not be accepted until both the form and online registration is completed.

    The Drawing will take place at each community center on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Times will vary (please contact the community center for times if you wish to witness the drawing). The Lottery Forms will be drawn based on the participant limit for each community center. The names of the children will be listed in the order drawn. Those who are City of Albuquerque residents (per City Council) will have priority. Should slots still be available, non-city residents will be accepted until all available slots at each center are filled. Once filled, a waiting list with City and/or Non-City residents will be posted in the order drawn.

    Was My Name Selected? The names of the children selected will be posted on Monday, May 7, 2018. You will have to go to the community center where you submitted your lottery form to see if your child/children were selected. The list will be posted from Monday, May 7, 2018 –
    Friday, May 11, 2018 at all City of Albuquerque Community Centers.

    For those that were selected, Program Registration will take place the week of Monday,

    May 7, 2018 – Friday May 11, 2018 at the community center where their name was selected.

    If the child/children are not registered between the week of Monday, May 7, 2018 –Friday, May, 11, 2018, their slot(s) will be forfeited. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    For more information, contact the Community Recreation Program at (505) 767-5800.


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ONC Weekly E-News – Monday, April 9, 2018

Free VIN Etching Event Provides Deterrent to Auto Theft

You’re invited to a free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching event on Saturday, April 14, 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., at Cottonwood Mall, 10000 Coors Bypass NW. Having your VIN etched on the windows of your vehicle is a major deterrent to auto theft, as it makes it very difficult for thieves to resell your car’s parts. It also assists law enforcement in retrieving stolen cars. For more information, e-mail:

Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings This Week

· Foothills Area Command, Monday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center.
· Northeast Area Command, Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
· NOTE NEW LOCATION – Southwest Area Command, Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 p.m., Alamosa Community Center, 6900 Gonzales SW.
The CPCs highly encourage citizen attendance and participation, and all CPCs are accepting new members. For information on how to apply, visit:

Great American Cleanup Encourages Neighborhoods to “Clean Up!”

The Great American Clean Up is the country’s largest community improvement program that kicks off in more than 20,000 communities each Spring. To register for Albuquerque, visit: and click on the Great American Cleanup tab to download the registration form. Registration deadline is April 13.

Veteran’s Outreach Events Offer Resources For Those Who Have Served

The New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Services offers frequent military outreach events across the city, sharing information about benefits, tax information, health services, and much more. Please bring your DD-214. E-mail: for more information on these events. This week’s events are as follow:
· Tuesday, April 10 at 12:00 noon, Los Griegos Public Library, 1000 Griegos NW.
· Thursday, April 12 at 9:00 a.m., Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche NE.

“Pop with a Cop” Event Invites Residents to Meet APD Officers

Want to meet some of your police officers? Come on over to the “Pop with a Cop” on Tuesday, April 10 at 4:00 p.m. at Sonic Drive-Thru, 6320 Central SE, have a soda, and share your questions and concerns with Albuquerque Police Department officers. To learn more about APD initiatives, upcoming events, and crime-prevention tips, visit:

Bernalillo County Capital Improvement Program Hosting Public Meetings in April

Bernalillo County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) continues to host countywide informational meetings through April to inform the public about the 2018 – 2024 Capital Improvement Plan and 2018 general obligation bond questions that will be on the November 2018 ballot. This week’s meeting takes place Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m., at the South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW. For more information on the CIP, visit:

Tips to Avoid Facebook Scams

Use of Facebook continues to grow, with neighborhoods and residents using this venue to promote various events and connect with others. Unfortunately, scam attempts via Facebook are also a concern. Below are some tips from the Attorney General’s Office on how to protect yourself when using Facebook or other social media sites:
· Do not accept Facebook friend requests from people you don’t know. These individuals could be stalkers or scammers.
· If you are contacted through Facebook to send money, don’t respond, even if you think you know the person. Fake Facebook accounts are frequently used to try and get money out of unsuspecting users.
· Do not purchase anything via Facebook, even if you feel it is a secure site. Instead, verify that the online shop is legitimate by doing your own research.
· If you are contacted in a romantic way by someone you don’t know, such as being asked for a date or to meet for coffee, do not respond. Online dating scammers can pirate financial information very easily.
· Don’t volunteer any personal or financial information.
· If you have been contacted by a scammer, or have any reason to be concerned about any Facebook interactions, report the person or page to Facebook at:
· If you have been the victim of an online scam, report it immediately to the Federal Trade Commission at 877-382-4357 or, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations at:

South Valley Library Offers Free Dental Health Fair for Kids and Parents

Bring your little ones to the South Valley Library, 3904 Isleta SW, on Wednesday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m., where they can meet Blue Bear and take photos with him and his bear-sized toothbrush, learn about dental hygiene, and get some free goodies. Visit: to learn more about this event, and other fun things happening there!

Neighborhood Association (NA) Meetings Around Town

· Academy Ridge East NA, Monday, April 9 at 5:00 p.m., Georgia O’Keeffe Elementary School. E-mail: for more information.
· Silver Hill NA, Monday, April 9 at 7:00 p.m., Heights Community Center. E-mail: for more information.
· Fair West NA Annual Meeting, Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m., EXPO New Mexico Alice K. Hoppes African American Pavilion. for more information.
· SR Marmon NA, Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m., SR Marmon Elementary School. E-mail: for more information.
· Wells Park NA, Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m., Johnny Tapia Wells Park Community Center. E-mail: for more information.
· Taylor Ranch NA, Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. E-mail: for more information.
· Huning Castle NA, Wednesday April 11 at 7:00 p.m., Albuquerque Country Club. E-mail: for more information.
· Barelas NA, Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m., Barelas Community Center. E-mail: for more information.
· South Valley Coalition of NAs, Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m., Bernalillo County Sheriff’s SE Area Command. E-mail: rmahoney1@comcast.netfor more information.
· Quintessence NA, Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church. E-mail: for more information.

Crime Prevention Resources for Neighborhood Associations

Are you interested in learning more about how to prevent property crime in your neighborhood? The Property Crimes Reporting Division at Albuquerque Police Department (APD) is offering presentations to all neighborhood associations on what you can do to help minimize theft in your area. Contact Scott Seibel at 505-823-4255 or e-mail: for more information.

ONC Toolbox Series Offers Suggestions for Applying for Grants

Does your neighborhood association want to apply for grants to help with projects and initiatives in your area? Grants can be very exciting to get, and useful to understand, but before you start writing, there are some things that might help you along the way. Visit our Grant Writing Toolkit Series at: and learn about the grant-writing process, pitfalls you may encounter, and suggestions for overall success.

Vanessa Baca
Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)
City Council Department
(505) 768-3331 Office

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ONC Weekly E-News – Monday, April 2, 2018

Public Safety & Consumer Protection Fair Offers Resources for Residents and Neighborhoods

You’re invited to attend the Public Safety and Consumer Protection Fair on Tuesday, April 3, at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth SE, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This free event is open to the public and will provide numerous safety and security resources, and presentations on personal information safety, from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, the Senior Citizens’ Law Office, the Albuquerque Police Department, the ACLU, and many more. For questions, call 505-768-3000 or 505-346-6601, or see the attached flyer.

Summer Recreation Programs Now Accepting Applications

The Family and Community Services Department is now accepting applications for summer programs, and you don’t want to miss out. Visit: to learn more about Summer Recreation Programs and how to apply.

All City Library Branches Closed on Friday, April 6

All branches of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 6, as all library staff will be attending training. Online services will still be available, and regular hours will resume on Saturday, April 7. For more information on our library branches, services, and products for check-out, visit:

Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town

· Anderson Hills Neighborhood Association, Monday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m., Private Residence. E-mail: jlapitz for more information.
· Holiday Park Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center. E-mail:holidayparkneighborhood for more information.
· Paradise Hills Civic Association, Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m., Paradise Hills Community Center. E-mail: phcassoc for more information.
· Victory Hills Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m., Loma Linda Community Center. E-mail: eebrecht for more information.
· West Old Town Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, April 4 at 6:00 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: bengpl150for more information.
· District 7 Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Wednesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m., Horn YMCA. E-mail: davidh.d7 for more information.
· Downtown Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, April 4 at 6:45 p.m., Lew Wallace Elementary. E-mail: holly.siebert for more information.
· Westside Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. E-mail:jfworrall for more information.
· Silver Platinum Downtown Neighborhood Association, Thursday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m., Tucano’s Restaurant. E-mail:rc for more information.
· Raynolds Addition Neighborhood Association, Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m., Washington Middle School Library. E-mail: silverlopez for more information.
· Thomas Village Neighborhood Association, Sunday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m., Dulcinea Park. E-mail: dlrhealing for more information.

Fiestas de Albuquerque Honors Founding Families

Don’t miss the annual Fiestas de Albuquerque on Saturday, April 7 in Old Town! This yearly cultural event celebrates Albuquerque’s birthday, showcases the diverse culture, history and traditions of our city, honors the founding families with a parade, and is family-friendly, free, and open to the public! Learn more at:

Veteran’s Outreach Events This Week

If you’re a veteran or know someone who is, these weekly events hosted by the New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Affairs are for you! This week’s event takes place Wednesday, April 4 at the Valle del Norte Community Center, 1812 Candelaria NW, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Information on property tax exemptions, benefits, veteran’s license plates, and much more, will be on offer. Don’t forget your DD-214. To learn more about these veteran’s outreach events, e-mail: josephm.dorn

Tips to Avoid Mail Theft

Mail theft continues to be a concern citywide. Below are some tips to help avoid becoming a victim and to keep your mail and information safe:
· Try not to put outgoing mail in your mailbox. Instead, take it to the local post office or drop it in one of the blue U.S. Postal Service collection boxes.
· Don’t leave mail in your box overnight, and check it as soon as possible each day.
· If you’re expecting credit cards, checks, or other valuable items to be delivered, ask a trusted neighbor, friend or family member to pick up your mail.
· Consider getting a locked mail box at your residence, or a post office box.
· If your mail is stolen, report it immediately to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 or online at:
· Consider signing up for the U.S. Postal Service’s free Informed Delivery Service, which allows you to see what mail you will have delivered, gives tracking information if available, and allows you to offer delivery instructions. Visit: to learn more.

Volunteers Honored For Service to City

Are you a volunteer or do you know someone who is? Tuesday, April 3 is the day all City volunteers will be honored on this Day of Recognition for National Service, with a ceremony and lunch, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Both lunch and parking are free. To learn more, visit:

Call for Public Art in Downtown Civic Plaza

The Albuquerque Public Art Program is seeking artists to submit proposals to design and transform two upright, playable pianos as temporary public art installations at Civic Plaza during Summer 2018. The deadline to submit your proposal is Sunday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m. You can apply online at:

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, and our latest Conflict Resolution article, titled “Improving Your Perspective,” shares some suggestions and ideas on changing your own viewpoint to better work with others and find solutions. To read this article, visit:

Vanessa Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)
City Council Department
(505) 768-3331 Office

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Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) Weekly E-News – Monday, March 26, 2018

Public Libraries Don’t Just Offer Books for Checkout!

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 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: for a complete catalog of free items for checking out!

Serve on a City Board or Commission and Learn About Local Government Processes

Did you know the City has nearly 60 different boards and commissions that address issues from paratransit to affordable housing, public arts, zoning, police oversight, and everything in between? If you’re interested in serving your community as a member of one of these boards, visit: to see what’s available and how to apply!

U.S. Census Asking for Feedback

The U.S. 2020 Census is a couple of years away, but the Census Bureau is doing preemptive research nationwide to ensure everyone is counted and the Census is fair and accurate. Some of the more challenging communities to map will be a focus of the upcoming census, and this website offers information about “Hard to Count” Communities. To learn more, visit:

Fiestas de Albuquerque Founders Procession Seeks Volunteers To Carry Founding Family Banners on Saturday, April 8

The annual Fiestas de Albuquerque event takes place Saturday, April 8 in Old Town, from 12:00 noon – 5:00pm. If you are interested in participating in the Founder’s Procession and carrying a family banner and crest of one of Albuquerque founding families, please contact Ramon Gonzales at (505) 873-0840 or e-mail: rdgonzales36.

UNM Health Sciences Hosting Folklore Music Concert for the Public

The joy of music is something we all can relate to, and UNM Health Sciences is offering the opportunity to take this joy to the next level with a free concert open to the public on Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m., Keller Hall, Main Campus. The concert, “The Beauty of Folklore” offers compositions by Dvorak, Debussy/Busser, Rossini, and more. To learn more, visit:

Resources Available for Landlord-Tenant Disputes

If you or someone you know is having landlord-tenant disputes, there is free legal advice available online through Law Access New Mexico. This telephone legal service provides free legal advice, in both English and Spanish. You can call 1-800-340-9771 or visit: to learn more.

Neighborhood Association Meetings Across Town

· Vista Grande Neighborhood Association, Monday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. E-mail: schaefer for more information.
· Palomas Park Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. E-mail: wmarsh7 for more information.
· Historic Old Town Property Owners, Wednesday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m. APD Substation, 2060 Central SW. E-mail: historicoldtownfor more information.

Daily Pollen Count May Help Deal With Spring Allergies

No matter which neighborhood in Albuquerque you live in, the springtime pollen in the air may be affecting you, your family, and even your pets! You can check the city’s daily pollen count online at: Please note the pollen information is updated daily, so you may want to bookmark the page and check it frequently.

Springtime “Bugging” You? There’s Help!

It’s spring in Albuquerque, and that usually means bugs, bugs, and more bugs! The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) offers twice-yearly regular sewer system treatment throughout the city and county for cockroach infestation, and they also offer specific treatment for neighborhoods. To request cockroach control treatment in your area, complete the online request form at: or call 505/824-WATR (9287).

National “Take a Walk in the Park Day” Is One Reason to Check Out Our City Parks!

Did you know that Friday, March 30 is National Take a Walk in the Park Day? What better excuse do you need to get out, enjoy the spring weather and take a calming walk in one of our many beautiful city parks? Our parks have some terrific amenities, including basketball courts, workout equipment, swimming pools, walking paths, areas for dogs to play, and much more. To view an interactive map of all city parks, visit: and plan your walk today!

Conflict Resolution Series Available on ONC Website

Do you or your neighbors need tips or ideas on how to handle conflict? The Office of Neighborhood Coordination is pleased to offer its “Conflict Resolution and Collaboration” series of articles as a resource. This ongoing series provides suggestions on how to handle disagreements, find solutions, and actively listen while also sharing your own thoughts. Visit: to learn more.

Vanessa Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)
City Council Department
(505) 768-3331 Office

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Join Us for Our Annual Meeting!

This Tuesday is our Annual Meeting!  Sign up for membership, meet your neighbors and elect new board members!  We’ll start at 6pm at Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park in the back room.  See you there!

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District 2 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors,

The next City Council meeting is Monday, March 19 at 5:00 pm in the Vincent Griego Chambers, basement level of City Hall: Agenda.

Legislation of Interest

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  • O-18-12 Decriminalization of Marijuana (Davis, Benton) will be on the Council’s agenda on Monday, April 2. You may recall that I co-sponsored a bill with Councilor Rey Garduno in 2015 to decriminalize minor possession of marijuana in the city of Albuquerque. Although that bill passed on a 5-4 vote, it was vetoed by Mayor Berry, and we were unsuccessful in overriding the veto. I am co-sponsoring with Councilor Davis a similar bill that will be introduced on Monday.
  • R-18-18 Intent to Adopt 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (Benton, Davis) will be heard at the Finance & Government Operations (FGO) Committee meeting on April 9. This is a resolution to take the first steps toward adopting the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for the City. I previously was the sponsor of the Albuquerque Energy Conservation Code, along with now-US Senator Martin Heinrich. The AECC was repealed in 2011, at which time the City reverted to the now-outdated 2009 IECC. Our intention is that the much more up-to-date 2018 code will help the City to once again be a leader in energy efficiency for the benefit of all building owners and occupants.

Upcoming Events

Community Announcements/Resources


  • Project List
  • Indian School Road: I have secured funding for a Complete Street study and plan for Indian School Road, between Carlisle Blvd and Broadway Blvd.
  • Kirtland Community Dog Park: There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for this recently completed project on Saturday, March 24 at 11:00 am.
  • Santa Barbara Martineztown Pedestrian Improvements: The study is complete and the report and recommendations have been finalized and posted online. I will be planning a public meeting to get input from the neighborhood on prioritizing projects.

Isaac Benton
City Councilor, District 2

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