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Disaster Preparation Ideas and Tips

Having a family disaster preparation plan and emergency kit with 72 hours’ worth of supplies is something every household should make a priority. Below is a list of certain items essential for an emergency kit:

  • 1 gallon water per person per day
  • Extra cash and credit cards
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Matches, candles, and lighters
  • Radio, flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit, including bandages, rubbing alcohol, thermometer, prescription medications and over-the-counter medications
  • Manual can opener and utility knife and/or scissors
  • Extra blankets, preferably wool or thermal
  • Extra clothing, including jackets, socks and sturdy shoes/boots
  • Extra food, water, and medication for your pets
  • Extra eyeglasses and/or contact lenses, including contact lens supplies
  • Personal hygiene items
  • If possible, include copies of essential paperwork such as drivers licenses, passports, birth certificates, social security cards, insurance cards, marriage licenses, vehicle titles and insurance, insurance policies, and homeowner documents

For more information on disaster and emergency preparedness, visit:


West Side Job Fair Helping Expand Horizons For Job Seekers

The South Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW, will host the West Side Job Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Workshops on interviewing, resume writing, and much more will be presented throughout the day. For more information,


Neighborhood Association Meetings Around Town

  • Southwest Alliance of Neighborhoods, Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 6:00 p.m., Alamosa Community Center. E-mail: for more information.
  • Raynolds Addition Neighborhood Association, Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7:00 p.m., Washington Middle School Library. E-mail: for more information.
  • Westside Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 7:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center. for more information.
  • West Old Town Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6:00 p.m., Los Duranes Community Center. E-mail: for more information.
  • Victory Hills Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., Loma Linda Community Center. E-mail: for more information.
  • District 7 Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m., YMCA, 4901 Indian School NE. E-mail: davidh.d7@comcast.netfor more information.
  • Downtown Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6:45 p.m., Lew Wallace Elementary School. E-mail: for more information.
  • Huning Castle Neighborhood Association, Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7:00 p.m., Albuquerque Country Club. E-mail: for more information.
  • Silver Platinum Neighborhood Association, Thursday, Sept. 7 at 5:30 p.m., Imperial Building Community Room. for more information.


ABQ 311 App Helps in Reporting Park Litter
Have you downloaded the free ABQ 311 app yet? This handy mobile app is very helpful in notifying Parks and Recreation about litter in parks, or sending alerts about any issues encountered in city parks. You can also call 311 to report any park-related issues. Download the ABQ 311 app for your iPhone or Android today, at:


Get Your Chile Fix at the Salsa Fiesta This Saturday

Can you take the heat? The 2017 Salsa Fiesta is happening Saturday, Sept. 9 in Old Town from 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. In addition to free salsa tastings and a salsa competition, there will be shopping, activities for the kids, food trucks, and live entertainment. Visit: to learn more.


ABC Library Offers Online “OverDrive” Services to Access Thousands of E-books, Audiobooks and Videos

Did you know that our Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library system now offers free access to OverDrive? OverDrive is an online collection of e-books, audiobooks, and videos that can be downloaded directly to your iPad, tablet, personal computer, laptop, or smartphone. As long as you have a valid ABC Library Card, you can access and use this amazing service, so what are you waiting for? Visit: to get started!


UNM Health Sciences Center Collaborates Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque

The Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque Initiative, a collaborative project with UNM HSC, has been cited as a recent case study in spurring economic growth by hiring and buying locally, and supporting business development in underinvested neighborhoods. To learn more about this partnership, visit:


City’s Health and Social Service Centers Offer a Wide Variety of Community Services

Did you know that Albuquerque has four Health and Social Service Centers throughout the city? These Centers were designed to encourage public and private social and health services to serve a wider group of residents at a variety of economic levels. The four Centers are: Alamosa, Los Griegos, John Marshall, and East Central. To learn more about the services offered by these Centers, visit:


Mile-Hi Neighborhood’s New Farmer’s Market Offers Sunday Shopping and Great Produce

The new Farmer’s Market in the Mile-Hi Neighborhood is a great Sunday resource for fresh produce, locally made honey, yoga, backyard chickens, food trucks, fresh coffee, and much more. The Market takes place every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Alvarado Park, 2000 Alvarado NE, and is a great neighborhood resource, so check it out! Visit: to learn more!


Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Are you new in a neighborhood, or just looking to get more involved with your neighborhood in general? Some good ways to meet possible new neighbors are: door-to-door introductions, connecting on networks like Nextdoor or Facebook, attending an upcoming meeting, or even contacting the association’s board of directors to learn more. Contact the ONC at: if you are interested in connecting with your neighborhood association.


Vanessa J. Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)

City Council Services

(505) 768-3331 Office