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You’re Invited to a Community Forum in the Nob Hill Area with Bernalillo County District Attorney Raul Torrez

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s (D.A.) Office invites you to a Community Forum with D.A. Raul Torrez on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m., Jefferson Middle School. D. A. Torrez will discuss his current and future plans to address crime in the Albuquerque community. E-mail: for more information.

Community Policing Council (CPC) Meetings This Week

  • Valley Area Command CPC, Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:00 p.m., Wells Park Community Center.

For a complete listing of all CPC meeting dates, times, and locations, visit:

IDO Training Sessions and Study Halls and Community Planning Area (CPA) Training Sessions 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:

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

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6:00 p.m., Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina NW

Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:00 p.m., Coronado Elementary School Cafeteria, 601 4th St. SW

This week’s Training Session and Study Hall

  • Friday, Jan. 26, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Plaza del Sol, 600 2nd St. NW, Basement Hearing Room.

BioPark Invites You To Experience Fiery Floral Hues through February 19

Now that winter has finally arrived, one way to keep warm is to experience the fiery floral colors at the BioPark’s Winter Fire Colors Flower Show at the Botanic Garden Mediterranean Conservatory. Among the exotic and warmly colored flowers are kangaroo paws, tropical bromeliads, hibiscus and primrose, and many more! The cost of the show is included with regular admission, and the show goes through Monday, Feb. 19. To learn more, visit:

Library Web Site Offers Freegal Streaming Music Access with Valid Library Card

Have you tried out Freegal, the City Library’s online music service? This streaming service allows you to hear the music you love and see the videos you enjoy for free! All you need is a valid Library card and PIN, and you’re all set to enjoy hours of your favorite songs. Visit: and start listening today!

Neighborhood Association Meetings Across Town

  • Palomas Park NA, Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. E-mail: for more information.
  • International Healthy Coalition, Thursday, Jan. 25 at 9:00 a.m., La Mesa Elementary, Portable 3. E-mail: for more information.
  • District 8 Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7:00 p.m., Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Comanche NE. E-mail: for more information.
  • Embudo Canyon NA Annual Meeting, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 10:00 a.m., APD Foothills Substation, 12900 Lomas NE. E-mail: for more information.
  • Supper Rock NA, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1:00 p.m., Providence Presbyterian Church, 13081 Encantado NE. E-mail: for more information.
  • Alvarado Park NA Annual Meeting, Saturday, Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, 1837 Alvarado NE. E-mail: for more information.
  • Mark Twain NA Annual Meeting, Sunday, Jan. 28 at 2:00 p.m., Jerry Cline Tennis Complex. E-mail: for more information.

Aerobic Classes at Senior and Multigenerational Centers Offer Great Exercise Benefits

Did you know that several of our senior and multigenerational centers offer aerobic classes? Manzano Mesa, Los Volcanes, North Domingo Baca, and Palo Duro, to name a few, offer these classes and many more fun and interesting classes. To learn more about our city’s senior and multigenerational centers and their community services, visit:

Want to Be Involved in City Government Policy-Making? Join a Board or Commission!

Ever wanted to learn more about how policies and procedures are created for city departments, or even just wanted to get more involved as a city resident? Why not apply to join one of the city’s 60+ boards or commissions? You can learn about transit, youth advisory, volunteering, and so much more. Visit: to see a listing of all boards and commissions and how to apply.

Bernalillo County Open Space Offers Winter Planting Courses in Anticipation of Spring

The Open Space Program with Bernalillo County is offering three winter gardening and planting courses in January. Plant Propagation, Backyard Farming, and Seeds that Connect and Feed Us, will teach you about preparing your seasonal planting, and preparing your garden for spring. To learn more about the Open Space courses,

Web Etiquette Guidelines for Neighborhoods

Whether you’re sending an e-mail, texting someone, posting something or responding to something on a social media site, or even composing content for a web page, there are guidelines that help ensure credible and positive communication. Visit the ONC Neighborhood Toolbox and learn some useful online communication guidelines at:

Vanessa Baca

Neighborhood Communication Liaison, Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC)

City Council Department

(505) 768-3331 Office