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Legislation of Interest

Agenda for upcoming council meeting: June 16, 2014
NOTE: There are no regularly scheduled Council meetings in July.
At the last meeting, Council passed M-14-5 (Winter, Benton) calling for the City, State, and Bernalillo County to form a task force to discuss joint funding and collaboration opportunities and propose recommendations to address mental health issues. A bipartisan group of elected officials from each of the three governmental entities have been meeting to establish a Work Group and a Task Force.
A follow up bill to M-14-5 will be introduced for immediate action at the meeting on Monday, June 16. R-14-73 (Benton, Winter) authorizes the Mayor to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Bernalillo County for the purpose of implementing a housing assistance program for persons with mental illness being released from the metropolitan detention center. It also designates $200,000 for a pilot project.
Also on Monday’s agenda, is a resolution adopting the Rail Yards Master Development Plan and accompanying Site Development Plan for Subdivision. R-14-23 (Benton, by request) provides policy framework and regulations to guide the redevelopment of the Rail Yards Site.

Project Updates

Projects List Thanks for your patience as we continue to update the website with all of your projects!
Santa Barbara Martineztown Public Meeting: June 24, 6:00 PM

Santa Barbara Park Renovation
Santa Barbara Martineztown Park Walking Path
Neighborhood Pedestrian Improvements

Downtown Neighborhoods Area Traffic Study – The draft report and the presentation from the June 5 meeting are available online. Public comment will be taken through June 20.
Rail Yards Master Plan – Final action on the plan is on the June 16 Council agenda.

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Shakespeare on the Plaza this summer starting June 19
Rail Yards Market: Sundays 9 AM -3 PM through November 2, 2014
Cultural Services Calendar & 516 Arts Calendar: June 2014
NDI Tap Dance Jam: July 12, 7:30 PM
The Sound Of Music at Rodey Theatre: Benefit for Explora’s Working together to build a village exhibit with the Rotary Club of Albuquerque July 24 at 8:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE: Jeff Speck will return to present his downtown walkability study Wednesday, July 30 at 6:00 pm. Details to follow!

City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Program Newsletter

New iPhone App
Deadline for Urban Enhancement Trust Fund Grant Applications

Community Policing Council

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Community-Police Collaborative

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Best regards,

Isaac Benton

City Councilor, District 2

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