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IDO Update in English and Spanish. Please See Attached Flyers for Distribution.

  • The Albuquerque City Council Land Use Planning and Zoning (LUPZ) Committee will hold its first hearing on the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) on August 16th at 5:00 p.m. in the Vincent E. Griego Chambers, City Hall.
  • El Comité de Planificación y Zonificación para el Uso de Terrenos (LUPZ, por su sigla en inglés) del Concejo Municipal de la Ciudad de Albuquerque celebrará su primera audiencia relativa a la Ordenanza para el Desarrollo Integrado (IDO, por su sigla en inglés) el 16 de agosto a las 5:00 de la tarde en la Sala Vincent E. Griego de la Municipalidad (City Hall).

Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town

  • Sawmill Area Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Sawmill Lofts, 1802 Bellamah NE. E-mail: for more information.
  • District 4 Coalition of Neighborhoods, Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m., 2901 Georgia NE, Bldg. F. E-mail: for more information.
  • Westgate Heights Neighborhood Association, Thursday, Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m., APD Southwest Area Command, 6404 Los Volcanes NW. for more information.
  • Elder Homestead Neighborhood Association, Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m., César Chávez Community Center. for more information.
  • Santa Barbara Martineztown Neighborhood Association, Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:00 p.m.. SBNA Community Center, 1420 Edith NE. for more information.
  • South Broadway Neighborhood Association, Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m., South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE. for more information.

Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

UNM Freshman Family Day is in need of volunteers. If you or someone you know would like to assist with the annual Freshman Convocation at the UNN Main Campus on Sunday, August 20, you can sign up online. Volunteer hours are between 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in shifts of 2-3 hours each. To learn more about Freshman Family Day and to apply, visit:

Guided Bird Walks Each Weekend at Rio Grande Nature Center

Are you interested in learning about the variety of birds that abound in Albuquerque? The Rio Grande Nature Center offers free guided bird walks everySaturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. There is a $3.00 parking fee. For

information on this very cool recreational event, and others, visit:

New Mexico Annual Conference on Aging Takes Place August 15-16

Are you a senior, or do you know someone who is? The New Mexico Annual Conference on Aging, taking place August 15-16 at Isleta Resort and Casino Conference Center and cohosted by the City’s Department of Senior Affairs, is aimed at older adults, caregivers, and professionals who work with seniors, offering educational opportunities and ways to support the dignity and independence of the senior citizen in your life. Visit: for more information.

Food Truck & Growers Market Day at Palo Duro Senior Center

Come out for an afternoon of good food, local art, baked goods, and free health screenings, this Friday, August 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Palo Duro Senior Center behind Erna Fergusson Library at San Mateo and Comanche. This free community-wide event will also feature live music by Raven Rutherford and the Sweet Potato Pie Band and the Watermelon Jug Band, and much more. Visit: to learn more.

Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings Across Town

  • Foothills Area Command CPC, Monday, Aug. 14 at 6:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche NE.
  • Northwest Area Command CPC, Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 6:00 p.m., Northwest Substation, 10401 Cibola Loop NW.
  • Southeast Area Command CPC, Thursday, Aug. 17 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center.

With property crime a concern in all areas of Albuquerque, we strongly urge citizens to get involved and attend one or more of these monthly CPC meetings. They are a terrific resource for the community, and offer citizens a chance to have a role in policy and procedures of APD. Visit: for a complete schedule of CPC meetings throughout town.

Main Library Offers Walk-In Computer Assistance

Did you know the Main Library offers free, walk-in computer assistance on Wednesdays and Thursdays? No appointment is needed! Tips and problem-solving, core computer skills and how to use e-mail, suggestions for resumes and job searches, and Microsoft Word basics are just a few things that are covered. For more information on this, and all the other awesome services offered by all of our library branches, visit:

Southwest Area Command Officer Appreciation Day Coming Up

Want to show your appreciation for the hard-working men and women of Albuquerque Police Department (APD) who work at the Southwest Area Command? Thursday, August 17 is your chance to do just that. From 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., the SW Area Command at 6404 Los Volcanes NW will host Officer Appreciation Day. There will be good food and the chance to interact with the officers who work in this area. For more information,

Feel The Burn at the Bosque Chile Festival This Saturday!

Chile season has arrived, and the next best thing to roasting and peeling your own is attending a festival that does it for you! The Bosque Chile Festival takes place Saturday, Aug. 19 at the National Hispanic Center from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Live entertainment, kids activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer and wine, an amateur salsa contest, cooking demonstrations and much more are part of this community-wide event. Admission is $5.00 for ages 5 and over. Visit: to learn more!

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Neighborhood watches and associations are a key element of safety for your family, home and neighborhood. But there is also a wealth of technology to aid your home safe! Have you considered using social media, surveillance tools, and the numerous online resources available to set up a safer neighborhood? Even if you’re not part of a neighborhood watch, some of these ideas and tips are worth considering:


Vanessa J. Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)

City Council Services

(505) 768-3331 Office


IDO ONC Flyer Spanish

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