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Quarterly Newsletter

September 2018

We have completed our first nine months in office with a focus on making our city safe, innovative, and more inclusive.  In this edition of the Quarterly Newsletter, we will be sharing news about our progress in addressing the issue of homelessness, building our local economy, strengthening our downtown core, and securing funding for our transit system to make our city more accessible to all.  We encourage you to visit the City of Albuquerque website atwww.cabq.gov for detailed updates and to discover ways to continue to be involved with your city.  Together, we are One Albuquerque!

– Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Tim Keller Unveils New Downtown Public Safety District

Mayor Keller announced the creation of a new Downtown Public Safety District.  The new district will include an expanded and permanent police presence, with a Downtown Substation, along with services from several key City of Albuquerque departments and community partners to build a vibrant downtown where everyone feels safe.

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Mayor Tim Keller Outlines Citywide Plan to Address Homelessness

Mayor Tim Keller announced that his administration is developing a citywide plan to address homelessness in Albuquerque, with some options that can be implemented immediately and others that are long-term. Mayor Keller’s goal is to develop a multifaceted approach using best practices from other cities while taking into account the unique needs of people experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque.

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Mayor Tim Keller Continues Effort to “Buy Local”

Mayor Tim Keller is trying to make it easier for local companies to do business with the City of Albuquerque. Information about upcoming purchasing opportunities is now available on computers in the City’s 22 community centers, eight multi-generational centers, and all 18 branches of the Public Library. Staff at each center will also be trained to help local businesses sign up as city vendors.

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TaskUs Inc. to Create Nearly 700 Jobs in Downtown Albuquerque

Mayor Tim Keller announces that nearly 700 new jobs are coming to downtown Albuquerque, the largest number of jobs in seven years.

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Albuquerque to Recoup $75 Million in Federal Funds for Albuquerque Rapid Transit Project

Mayor Tim Keller announced that his administration’s work to secure Federal Transit Administration Funding for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project was successful and the City will be awarded $75 million in increments through the Small Starts Program. Previous federal budget uncertainty and initial application and design issues left funding in limbo for almost a year after funding was initially portrayed as a certainty in 2017.

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