Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) Weekly E-News – Monday, March 12, 2018

North Valley Library to Be Renamed in Honor of Literary New Mexico Icon Rudolfo Anaya

Join residents of the North Valley neighborhoods and Bernalillo County as they rename the North Valley Library in honor of our state’s best-known literary icon, Rudolfo Anaya. Mr. Anaya, the renowned author of Bless Me, Última, Tortuga, Alburquerque, and many more, is as known for his writing as he is for his commitment to education and literacy. The renaming ceremony takes place Thursday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m., North Valley Library, 7704 2nd St. NW. Visit: www.bernco.gov for more information.

Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings This Week

Been thinking about attending a CPC meeting and having a say in police policy and procedure? Now is your chance to get involved! Attend the CPC meeting in your area and make your ideas heard!
· Foothills Area Command CPC, Monday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center
· Northeast Area Command CPC, Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
· CANCELED THIS MONTH: Southwest Area Command CPC.
· Southeast Area Command CPC, César Chávez Community Center.
For a complete schedule of all CPC dates, times, locations, and how to apply, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/police/community-policing-council

IRS Warns of Scam Phone Calls During Tax Season

With tax season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Albuquerque Police Department (APD) are receiving numerous reports from residents about telephone scam attempts. The IRS reminds residents that they will never call you to demand immediate payment. Do not give out any personal information if you do answer the call, hang up immediately, and report the call to the IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting hotline at (800) 366-4484. For more information on potential IRS telephone scams and what you can do to protect yourself, visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-urges-public-to-stay-alert-for-scam-phone-calls

Nominate an Amazing Volunteer in our Community

National Service Recognition Day honors those in our community who generously volunteer their time and energy to help others in need. This year’s ceremony honoring Albuquerque volunteers takes place Tuesday, April 3, and nominations for outstanding volunteers are now being accepted. To submit a nomination online, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/abq-volunteers/volunteer-of-the-year/volunteer-of-the-year-online-nomination

IDO Follow-Up Training Sessions at Plaza del Sol in March

The Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) project team thanks everyone who participated in the overview trainings, study halls and office hours this past December through February. As a result of those trainings and study halls, there will be follow-up training sessions focused on specific IDO content. These trainings will all take place in the Basement Hearing Room, Plaza del Sol, 600 2nd St. NW. Free 2-hour parking is available.

· Zone Districts, Overlay Zones and Uses
Wednesday, March 21, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 1:00 p.m.

· Development Standards
Friday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m.

· Admin & Enforcement (Review/Approval Processes)
Friday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m.

Cruising Task Force Community Outreach Event Invites Feedback and Ideas on Responsible “Cruising”

The public is cordially invited to attend the Cruising Task Force’s Community Outreach Event on Thursday, March 15, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Council Committee Room, City/County Building, 9th Floor. Please come and share your experiences and recommendations on how to promote responsible “cruising” and regulate irresponsible recreational driving in the City of Albuquerque. To learn more about the Cruising Task Force and find out how you can participate, e-mail: cquezada.

Clothing Donation Drive Benefits Kids in Need

This Saturday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, and we encourage you to clean out your closets and donate clean, gently used clothing. This year’s Recyclothes donation event takes place at the Hinkle Family Fun Center, 12932 Indian School Rd. NE, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and benefits kids in need. Participants who bring a large bag(s) of clean, gently used clothes will receive a free mini golf pass. Visit: http://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/events/recyclothes to learn more.

Neighborhood Association (NA) Meetings Across Town

· Alamosa NA, Monday, March 12 at 6:00 p.m. E-mail: jetbac for more information.
· Silver Hill NA, Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m., Heights Community Center. E-mail: ja.montalbano for more information.
· Semillas y Raices, Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m., Art Center Square (AC2). E-mail: s33dsnroots for more information.
· Wells Park NA, Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m., Wells Park Community Center. E-mail: wellsparkna for more information.
· Hodgin NA, Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m., Hodgin Elementary. E-mail:hodginna for more information.
· Taylor Ranch NA, Wednesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. E-mail: president for more information.
· Huning Castle NA, Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m., Albuquerque Country Club Board Room. E-mail: hcnaalert for more information.
· North Wyoming NA, Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m., Risen Savior Catholic Community. E-mail: albqnwna for more information.
· Hawthorne Community Festival, Thursday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m., Hawthorne Elementary School. E-mail: laura.rodriguez for more information.
· Elder Homestead NA, Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center. E-mail: carlpennington1004 for more information.
· Santa Barbara/Martineztown NA, Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m., 1420 Edith NE. E-mail: sbmartineztown for more information.
· South Broadway NA, Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m., South Broadway Cultural Center. E-mail: sbnaabq for more information.
· Westgate Heights NA, Thursday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m., 9901 Benavidez SW. E-mail: westgate9901 for more information.
· Cielito NA, Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m., Mitchell School. E-mail:khattler for more information.

Irish Folk Guitar Performance at South Broadway Library Ushers in St. Patrick’s Day

Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with the Irish folk guitar music of Kevin Caffrey, this Friday, March 16 at 4:00 p.m. This free concert is open to the public and sponsored by Guitar New Mexico, a non-profit organization that fosters appreciation of classical guitar. To learn more, visit:www.guitarnewmexico.org

Know the Difference Between 911 and 242-COPS

The ONC has a video training on their YouTube channel to help you and your neighbors know when to call 911 and when to call 242-COPS. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-yeUysk_1U&t=3s

Sara Mancini

Manager, Office of Neighborhood Coordination
Phone: 505-768-3105
Email: saramancini
Website: www.cabq.gov/neighborhoods

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Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) Weekly E-News – Monday, March 5, 2018

Northeast Area Command Hosts “Coffee with a Cop” This Thursday Morning

The Northeast Area Command invites you to enjoy a cup of coffee and meet some of the police officers, including the APD Horse Mounted Unit, on Thursday, March 8, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., at the Starbucks, 4301 San Mateo NE. For questions, call 505-823-4455.

Keep Albuquerque Beautiful Hosts 7th Annual Recyclothes for Kids in Need

This year on St. Patrick’s Day, go green and spring clean! As you organize your closets, dresser drawers, and even your garages, set aside clean, gently used clothes to benefit the lives of Albuquerque students. Bring your donation to Hinkle Family Fun Center, 12932 Indian School Rd. NE, on Saturday, March 17 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Participants who bring a large bag(s) of clean, gently used clothes will receive a free mini golf pass. Visit: http://www.cabq.gov/solidwaste/events/recyclothes to learn more.

Veteran’s Outreach Event at Westgate Community Center This Week

The New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Affairs offers weekly veteran’s outreach events across Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. This week’s outreach event takes place Wednesday, March 7, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Westgate Community Center, 1400 Snowvista Blvd. SW. If you or someone you know is a military veteran and would like to learn about what tax benefits and other resources are available, this event is for you! E-mail:josephmdorn or call 505-383-2414 for more information.

Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town

· Holiday Park NA, Tuesday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center. E-mail: holidayparkneighborhood for more information.
· Southwest Alliance of Neighborhoods, Tuesday, March 6 at 6:00 p.m., Alamosa Community Center. E-mail: johnnyepena for more information.
· Nor Este NA, Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center. E-mail: jgriffee for more information.
· West Old Town NA, Wednesday, March 7 at 6:00 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: bengpl150 for more information.
· District 7 Coalition of Neighborhoods, Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m., Horn YMCA. E-mail: davidhd7 for more information.
· Victory Hills NA, Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m., Loma Linda Community Center. E-mail: eebrecht for more information.
· Downtown NA, Wednesday, March 7 at 6:45 p.m., Lew Wallace Elementary School. E-mail: holly.siebert for more information.
· Westside Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. E-mail:jfworrall for more information.
· Barelas NA, Thursday, March 8 at 6:00 p.m., Barelas Community Center. E-mail: info for more information.
· South Valley Coalition of Neighborhoods, Thursday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m., Bernalillo County South Area Command. E-mail:rmahoney01 for more information.
· International District Town Hall Meeting, Sunday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m., Mesa Verde Community Center. E-mail: ecardiel for more information.

Meet a Gila Monster and Live to Tell the Tale!

The Open Space Visitor Center invites you to come and meet some Gila monsters on Saturday, March 10! Jerry Tuttle of Zoo Crew Kids will lead a discussion on this large lizard, and there will also be a live feeding demonstration after the talk. Space is limited for this free event, so sign up now! Visit: www.cabq.gov/openspace to sign up, or call 505-897-8831.

Tips to Reduce Auto Theft Risks

With car thefts being a concern citywide, the Albuquerque Police Department has several tips to help keep your vehicle safe:
· ALWAYS lock your car, close your windows, and engage your anti-theft device when leaving your vehicle.
· Don’t leave your keys in your car for any reason.
· Park in well-lit areas close to buildings.
· Do not leave valuables in your car, including purses, wallets, cell phones, laptop computers, briefcases, backpacks or gym bags.
· If possible, park your vehicle in a garage, behind a lockable gate, or in an area with good lighting.
· If you take your vehicle for service, only leave your ignition key. Some people leave their entire key ring, including house keys, and copying these keys is another way thieves can strike.
· Don’t keep vehicle registration, insurance paperwork, or other types of documents in your car. If there is a break-in, this information can be used for identity theft. Instead, keep this paperwork in your wallet and carry it with you.
· If you see suspicious individuals wandering in parking lots or looking into vehicles parked on the street, you can anonymously call to report them. Call APD at 242-COPS (2677).
· If you do see a vehicle burglary IN PROGRESS, call 911 immediately. Don’t intervene.
· In winter months, do not leave your vehicle running to “warm up.” This is one very easy way for criminals to steal your car.
· Etch your vehicle identification number (VIN) on car doors, windows, windshields, engine blocks, and other parts.
· Consider utilizing these other vehicle safety devices – a kill switch, a steering wheel lock, a steering column collar, brake locks, or wheel locks.

Early Headstart Registration Happening Now

Interested in enrolling your child in one of the City’s Child Development programs? Early registration for Head Start, as well as other programs, is happening now. To find out more about these services and learn about enrollment, visit: http://www.cabq.gov/family/childcare-development-programs/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=winter-2018-childcare-development-programs

“Spring into the Community” Event Ushers in the Season

Have you visited the Thomas Bell Community Center at 3001 University SE yet? If not, this Saturday, March 10 is the perfect opportunity to “Spring into the Community!” This free, family-friendly event will feature Orbit the Isotopes Mascot, a Show and Shine car display, jumpers and prizes for the kiddos, information on City services, and much more. Drop by anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Visit: http://www.cabq.gov/family/facilities-centers/community-center-locations/southeast/thomas-bell-community-center/thomas-bell-community-center to learn more.

Walking Tours Offer a Historical Tour of Albuquerque

Did you know that the Albuquerque Historical Society offers free, guided walking tours of the Downtown area every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.? You’ll get to see a side of Albuquerque not many people experience when you visit historic interiors and learn the stories behind the buildings and architecture of our unique downtown. No pets, please. To learn more, visit:http://albuqhistsoc.org/downtown-albuquerque-walking-tours/

Neighborhood Toolbox Offers Resources for Senior Neighbors

The City offers many different resources for senior citizen neighbors, including many programs for “aging in place” and ways that you can help older residents in our community. This month’s Neighborhood Toolbox shares some suggestions for your neighborhood, at: www.cabq.gov/office-of-neighborhood-coordination/news/age-diversity-in-neighborhoods

Vanessa Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)
City Council Department
(505) 768-3331 Office
www.cabq.gov/neighborhoods

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ONC March 2018 “Neighborhood News” Now Available

Good morning!

Springing into March, the monthly Neighborhood News is now available online, at:http://www.cabq.gov/office-of-neighborhood-coordination/neighborhood-newsletter

This month, we’re featuring:
· An update on the Neighborhood Association Ordinance rewrite
· Tips on what to recycle
· Read to Me annual book drive information
· What one Iñez neighborhood resident loves about Albuquerque!

And much more! There is also a PDF newsletter attached for ease of reading. Please note that you can copy and paste text from the PDF version into your own newsletters.

Happy reading and have a beautiful month.

Vanessa Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)
City Council Department
(505) 768-3331 Office
www.cabq.gov/neighborhoods

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Office of Neighborhood Coordination Weekly E-News – Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

Read to Me Program Seeking Book Donations

The Albuquerque Read to Me Program is hosting its annual book drive and is asking for book donations through the end of March. This community-focused initiative collects new and gently used books for all ages, and distributes them to child development centers and programs throughout the city. Many younger children and even adults have learned to read as a result of this program, so if you’ve been wanting to spring-clean those bookshelves and donate, contact Dave Orner at dorner66.

Eastside Animal Shelter Offering Free Spay and Neuter to 100 Cats This Week

The Animal Welfare Department’s Eastside Shelter is offering free spay and neuter services to the first 100 cats whose Albuquerque owners make a reservation this week! Each owner is allowed to spay or neuter up to two cats each, on Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 28, and reservations MUST be made in person at 8920 Lomas NE. Please bring proof of residency. Visit:https://www.cabq.gov/pets to learn more.

Local NMDOT Road Project Information Available Online for Commuter Planning

Did you know that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has an interactive road construction map showing all active road projects in the Albuquerque area? It makes planning your commute much easier. To access the interactive map, visit: https://nmroads.com and zoom in on Albuquerque. The City of Albuquerque also has an interactive local road project interactive map available, at: http://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/maps/traffic-report

Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town

· District 5 Open House, Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. E-mail: susanvigil for more information.
· Palomas Park NA, Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. E-mail:wmarsh for more information.
· Historic Old Town Property Owners NA, Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 3:30 pm., 2060 Central Ave. SW. E-mail: historicoldtown for more information.
· Silver Platinum Downtown NA, Thursday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m., Imperial Building Community Room. E-mail: rc for more information.
· Raynolds Addition NA, Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m., Washington Middle School Library. E-mail: silverlopez for more information.
· South Los Altos NA, Saturday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m., Hawthorne Elementary School. E-mail: eileentjessen for more information.
· La Mesa Community Improvement Association, Saturday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m., Mesa Verde Community Center. E-mail:nancymbearce for more information.

ABQMomsBlog Offers Resources for Families and Kids

Have you had a chance to check out the ABQMomsBlog yet? This community-oriented website features articles written by local parents, ideas for fun with the family, community involvement ideas, suggestions for kids during Spring Break, events going on throughout the city, and it’s not just for moms! If you know of a parent or family who is looking for something new to do, see, or experience, this innovative blog may be just the ticket. Take a look at:https://albuquerque.citymomsblog.com/

Founder’s Day Parade in Old Town Seeking Parade Banner Carriers

Ever wanted to be part of the traditional Old Town Founder’s Day Parade and carry a historic family banner? Now is your chance! The Parade organizers have several banners available to be carried in the parade on Saturday, April 7, but they will go quickly, so sign up today and be part of this great cultural tradition. E-mail: rdgonzales36 for more information.

Veteran’s Outreach Events Share Property Tax Information, Benefits and Other Services

Are you a military veteran, or do you know someone who is? The New Mexico Department of Veteran’s Services (NMDVS) offers numerous outreach events at community centers and libraries across the city, sharing information about property tax exemptions, veteran’s license plates, benefits, and much more. This week’s outreach events are as follow:
· Tuesday, Feb. 27, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Veteran’s Administration Hospital Lobby.
· Wednesday, Feb. 28, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE, from 10am – 1pm.
E-mail: josephm.dorn to learn more.

Presentation Resource for Neighborhood Associations

The Rape Crisis Center of New Mexico offers year-round community presentations to individuals, community groups and neighborhood associations, on topics such as bullying, sexual harassment and assault, and violence. Speakers, presentations, trainings and workshops are all available through the Rape Crisis Center Community Outreach and Education program. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your neighborhood group, e-mail Jeff Devereaux at: jdevereaux or visit:www.rapecrisisnm.org

IDO Training Sessions, Study Halls, and Community Planning Area Trainings This Week

The City of Albuquerque wants to help you learn more about the new land use, zoning, and planning regulations that are part of the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) before it goes into effect. Come to a daytime or evening IDO training session at a location convenient to you. Learn more at:www.abc-zone.com

This week’s Community Planning Area (CPA) Training Sessions:

Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6:00 p.m., Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, 501 Elizabeth SE.
· For The Foothills
Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m., Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE.

This week’s Training Session and Study Hall:
· No Training Session or Study Hall is scheduled for this week

Albuquerque Housing Authority Offers Free New Mexico Landlord-Tenant Law Workshop

Are you a landlord, or a tenant? Ever wondered about the legalities of being either one? The Albuquerque Housing Authority (AHA) invites you to a free New Mexico Landlord-Tenant Workshop this Thursday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m., at the AHA Main Office, 1840 University SE. Topics will range from landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities, evictions, security deposit disputes, and much more. To RSVP online, visit:http://www.abqha.org/rsvp.aspx#CalendarContent#CalendarContent

Vanessa Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)
City Council Department
(505) 768-3331 Office
www.cabq.gov/neighborhoods

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Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) Weekly E-News – Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

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Minutes for October and November of 2017

Hello!  We voted on the October and November 2017 minutes at our January meeting.  Check them out by downloading through the two links below!

WPNA October 2017 Minutes

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Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) Weekly E-News – Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Needle Safety at Parks and Other Community Areas

Our city has many beautiful parks with amenities for families, dogs, bicyclists, walkers, and many more; but unfortunately, some of these parks also have disposed needles or syringes left on the grass or in the play areas. To safely deal with needles, here are some tips from Bernalillo County, the City Parks and Recreation Department, and APD:
· Do not walk or run barefoot in the parks.
· If you see needles or syringes in city parks, you can call 311 to request needle pick-up.
· If you encounter needles and decide to dispose of them, wear latex rubber gloves or leather utility gloves before handling, to protect against blood borne pathogens, fluid contamination and chemicals.
· When picking up needles, ensure that you use tweezers, tongs, or pliers. Never pick up needles or syringes with your hands, even if you have gloves.
· The City requires that needles and syringes are disposed of in Sharps containers. Some, but not all, APD area commands and substations have a Sharps container that you can safely dispose of needles.
· A Bernalillo County Needle Safety flyer is attached for further reference.
To learn more about city parks, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation

City Closures and Service Changes for President’s Day

President’s Day will be observed on Monday, Feb. 19, and many City offices will be closed. However, many services will still be available and on regular schedules, including bus and Sun Van paratransit service; trash and recycle pickup; 311; the Aquarium, Botanic Garden, Tingley Beach and the Zoo; and the Sunport. For a complete listing of city services available on President’s Day, visit: http://www.cabq.gov/holiday/news/presidents-day-closures

Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town

· Silver Hill NA, Monday, Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m., Heights Community Center. E-mail: ja.montalbano@comcast.net for more information.
· Semillas y Raices, Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6:00 p.m., Art Center Square (AC2), NE corner Mountain and Broadway. E-mail: s33dsnroots@gmail.com for more information.
· Wells Park NA, Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m., Wells Park Community Center. E-mail: wellsparkna@gmail.com for more information.
· Elder Homestead NA, Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m., Cesar Chavez Community Center. E-mail: carlpennington1004@yahoo.com for more information.
· Santa Barbara Martineztown, Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m., 1420 Edith NE. E-mail: sbmartineztown@gmail.com for more information.
· South Broadway NA, Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m., South Broadway Cultural Center. E-mail: sbnaabq@gmail.com for more information.
· Westgate Heights NA, Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m., Albuquerque Country Club. E-mail: hcnaalert@gmail.com for more information.
· Alameda North Valley Association, Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 p.m., Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center. E-mail: anvanews@aol.com for more information.

Online Air Quality Website Shows Daily Pollen Count in Anticipation of Springtime

Did you know that the Environmental Health Department’s online Air Quality website offers a wealth of health information? You can find a daily pollen count (useful with springtime coming upon us), information on whether or not you can burn in your fireplace or wood-burning stove, and general air quality. The website also offers resources on permits, filing an air quality complaint, and much more. Visit: http://www.cabq.gov/airquality to learn more.

Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings This Week

· Foothills Area Command, Monday, Feb. 12 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center.
· Northeast Area Command, Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center.
· Southwest Area Command, Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6:00 p.m., Patrick J. Baca Library.
· Southeast Area Command, Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center.
For a complete listing of CPC meeting dates, times and locations, as well as information on applying to serve on a CPC, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/police/community-policing-council

IDO Training Sessions, Study Halls, and Community Planning Area Trainings This Week

The City of Albuquerque wants to help you learn more about the new land use, zoning, and planning regulations that are part of the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO), before it becomes effective on May 17. Come to a daytime or evening IDO training session at a location convenient to you. Learn more at: http://www.abc-zone.com

This week’s Community Planning Area (CPA) Training Sessions:
· For the Near North Valley
Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m., Los Griegos Health and Social Services Center, 1231 Candelaria NW.

This week’s Training Session and Study Hall:
· Friday, Feb. 16, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Plaza del Sol, 600 2nd St. NW, Basement Hearing Room

“That’s A Moray” at The Aquarium Offers A Romantically Fishy Option This Valentine’s Day

Ever wondered how fish fall in love? Me too! And this year, the ABQ BioPark Aquarium will answer that burning question, and more, with “That’s A Moray!” this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. There will be appetizers and beverages, romantic fish stories, touch pool animal encounters, and a guided tour. This event is adults only. To learn more, visit: http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/events/valentines-day-at-the-biopark-adults

Food Pantry Programs at Health and Social Service Centers Asking for Donations

Did you know that our City’s Food Pantry program provides those in need with free groceries once a month? This great program is in need of donations of grocery items, to continue serving those who need help. Food Pantry programs take place at the following four Health and Social Service Centers: Alamosa, Los Griegos, John Marshall, and East Central. To learn more about how you can donate to these programs, visit: http://www.cabq.gov/family/income-eligible-services/health-social-services

Presentation Resource for Neighborhood Associations

The New Mexico Resource Center for Victims of Violent Death offers numerous resources for those who have been affected by violent deaths. Family members, friends, neighbors, and other community members are directly affected by these terrible events, sometimes even moving out of their homes and neighborhoods, and the Resource Center can help. To schedule a presentation for your neighborhood association or community group, e-mail: resourcecenter@gmail.com or visit: http://bridgesforvictimsofviolentdeath.org/

Robinson Park Temporarily Closed for Maintenance

The Parks and Recreation Department reminds residents that Robinson Park will be temporarily closed for maintenance, preparing the park for spring and summer events such as the Downtown Grower’s Market. The park will be closed Monday, Feb. 12 through Friday, April 6. To learn more, e-mail: pclelland@cabq.gov

ONC Training Videos Available on YouTube!

The ONC has some new video trainings available on its YouTube channel, if you’re looking for ideas for an upcoming neighborhood meeting! Check the YouTube channel again, as we are always adding new videos for our neighborhoods. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPaOOlqsog7jRkxF0zRKjw and see what we have!

Vanessa Baca
Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)
City Council Department
(505) 768-3331 Office
http://www.cabq.gov/neighborhoods

 




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