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Early Voting Ends Friday, September 29

The City Clerk’s Office reminds everyone that early voting is ongoing now through Friday, September 29, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. only. No early voting will take place on weekends. To learn more about early voting, where to vote, voter registration, and the municipal election taking placeTuesday, Oct. 3, visit:


Animal Welfare Offering Free Pit Bull Training in October – Sign Up Now!

The Animal Welfare Department is offering free training to pit bull owners and those who love these dogs, in October. Sign-ups are encouraged early to ensure your spot is reserved, so you can learn about this unique and wonderful breed, and take the first step in becoming a responsible pet owner. Classes are 1-hour long, with two classes held each Saturday through the month. Visit: to learn more.


Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town – Lots This Week So Take Your Pick!

  • San Jose Neighborhood Association, Monday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m., Herman Sanchez Community Center, 1830 William SE. for more information.
  • Albuquerque Meadows Resident’s Association, Monday, Sept. 18 at 6:00 p.m., Albuquerque Meadows Clubhouse, 7112 Pan American Fwy NE. E-mail: for more information.
  • Rancho Mirage Homeowner’s Association Annual Board Meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:00 p.m. E-mail: for more information.
  • Sawmill Area Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., Sawmill Lofts, 1801 Bellamah NW. E-mail: for more information.
  • McDuffie Twin Parks Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:00 p.m., McDuffie (Hidden) Park. for more information.
  • District 4 Coalition, Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel NE. for more information.
  • Los Duranes Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center, 2920 Leopoldo NW. for more information.
  • Ladera West Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., Ladera Golf Course. E-mail: for more information.
  • District 6 Coalition, Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 p.m., Hawthorne Elementary, 420 General Somervell SE. E-mail: for more information.
  • Broadway Central Corridors Partnership Annual Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:00 p.m. E-mail: for more information.
  • Elder Homestead Neighborhood Association, Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:00 p.m., César Chávez Community Center. for more information.
  • Santa Barbara-Martineztown Neighborhood Association, Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:00 p.m., SBNA Community Center, 1420 Edith NE. for more information.
  • South Broadway Neighborhood Association, Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:00 p.m., South Broadway Cultural Center, 1025 Broadway SE. for more information.
  • Westgate Heights Neighborhood Association, Thursday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m., Cheney Apartments, 9901 Benavides SW. for more information.
  • Bel-Air Neighborhood Association Annual Park Party, Saturday, Sept. 23 at 4:00 p.m., Lee Julian Pavilion Bel-Air Miramontes Park. for more information.


Boxer Johnny Tapia To Be Honored on Saturday, Sept. 23 in Wells Park and Civic Plaza

Johnny Tapia, the 5-time boxing champion born in Wells Park and whose achievements in boxing brought recognition to Albuquerque, will be honored this Saturday, Sept. 23. The Wells Park Community Center will be dedicated and renamed the “Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park” at 10:00 a.m., with an amateur boxing tournament and concert following at Civic Plaza at 1:00 p.m. For more information, visit:


South Broadway Neighborhood Association Looking for Website Assistance

The South Broadway Neighborhood Association seeks assistance in developing a website. If you or someone you know has experience with website design, or can provide assistance, contact: to learn more.


Autumn Weather Means Furnace and A/C Servicing

With autumn well on its way and cooler temperatures soon to be here, it’s time to think about having your furnace checked and cleaned, if necessary. A dirty furnace filter can increase your heating bill, and reduce the life of your furnace. You can either service your furnace yourself, or have a professional do it. For more suggestions about furnace maintenance, this online guide may come in handy:


BernCo Neighborhood Grant Program Application Deadline Extended to Monday, Oct. 9

Bernalillo County’s Neighborhood Grant Program has extended its 2017 deadline to Monday, October 9. If your neighborhood association is in city or county limits, you are eligible to apply.  Please note that homeowner associations are not eligible for this grant. For more information, or visit:


Oasis Albuquerque Presents Free “Taste of Oasis” To Promote Health and Wellness in Albuquerque

Local non-profit agency Oasis Albuquerque invites you and your family to “Taste of Oasis” on Friday, Sept. 22. This free event offers refreshments, a brief health lecture by Dr. Duane Ross, balance demonstrations and a mini concert, and free paletas/popsicles by Pop Fizz to the first 100 guests. Free medical screenings and other information and resources will be on hand, as well. For more information, visit:


Serve on a City Board or Commission and Help Make a Difference!

Ever wanted to learn more about how policy and procedure in different city departments is developed? Serve on one of over 60 city boards or commissions and be part of it! This week’s suggested council is the Arts Board, so if you or someone you know has knowledge and background in the visual arts, this may be a good fit. Visit: to learn more and apply!


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Looking for some ideas to make community or neighborhood meetings more exciting, or possibly get some more participation? Why not have your meeting at a park, a brew pub, in conjunction with a fun community festival or event, or do a potluck with neighbors at a residence? Having a meeting in a new environment can bring more attendees and their families, keep the meeting environment moving and fun, and provides a good way to get people out into new areas of your community.


Vanessa J. Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)

City Council Services

(505) 768-3331 Office