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Ken Sanchez is serving his third term as Albuquerque City Councilor for District 1.
Councilor Sanchez also served the city by working toward a balanced and responsible budget as Committee of the Whole Chair in 2011, 2009, 2008, and 2006. He has been appointed to as Chair of the Finance and Government Committee in 2012. Councilor Sanchez was also elected unanimously as Chair of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo Water Utility Authority Board on January 25, 2012. In addition to the above mentioned committees, both city sponsored as well as non-city sponsored that require council participation. Councilor Sanchez has also had the honor of serving the public as County Commissioner from 1995-2002.
Councilor Sanchez has lived on Albuquerque’s West Side for more than 40 years. He operates an accounting firm on West Central Avenue and is an enrolled agent to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Councilor Sanchez is also the president of Ken Sanchez & Associates Realty.
Councilor Sanchez is committed to improving the lives of Albuquerque’s Westside residents and the city as a whole. Among his many efforts, he has worked with the community, the City Council, the previous and current Mayor, other elected officials, and local businesses to bring much needed economic retail development to the Southwest Mesa. In light of the rapid growth on the Westside, Councilor Sanchez is working to bring a new fire station that will better serve the community, a full service library at Central and Unser, and a renovated Community Center. In addition to working for more jobs and places for people to shop near their homes, he has also recognized the need for better and additional infrastructure. He obtained funding to extend 98th Street south to Senator Dennis Chavez Blvd. which will better serve the students that attend Atrisco Heritage Academy and the residents of the far SW communities. He also contributed to the extension of Unser Blvd. to Senator Dennis Chavez.
Councilor Sanchez welcomes your comments and suggestions. Please feel free to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or his policy analyst, Elaine Romero, at email@example.com so they can start working with you. You can also reach them by telephone at (505)768-3183.
Funding for Projects
Councilor Sanchez is committed to working with community members to hammer out plans that would improve District 1 for families and small businesses. Read More.
- Finance and Government Operations Committee
- Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Commission
- Internal Operations Committee, Chair
- Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Information about the Police Oversight Task Force.
Information about Albuquerque Rail Yards Redevelopment.
This project will identify improvements for pedestrians and other users along this busy transit corridor.
Areas of Albuquerque that are thriving have an identity that everyone recognizes. The Nob Hill area and the Downtown area are good examples. Those identities do not just happen. They must be planned and nurtured.
Information about the Girard Boulevard Complete Streets Master Plan.
This project was initiated at the neighborhood’s request for improvements at the park.
Councilor Rey Garduño and the City of Albuquerque Planning Department are undertaking the development of a Sector Development Plan for the area from San Mateo to Wyoming and Lomas to the southern City limits.
Latest Update on Proposed Roundabout at Rio Grande and Candelaria.
Paseo del Volcan is an essential long-range need for our region. Preparing for this road now will encourage good quality, well-planned development for the west side of the region in the future. This will open up the possibility of future employers and in turn address the jobs/housing imbalance and congestion. It’s time to move this project from the back burner to the front burner.
In 2008, a consultant was hired to develop a concept plan for West Central, including short-term and long-term design concepts for a “Complete Street” from 8th St. to Rancho Seco.
The Paseo del Norte and I-25 Interchange improvements have been a high priority for the City of Albuquerque and the Metropolitan Area for many years. Construction began on October 15, 2013 and should take around 18 months to complete. The New Mexico Department of Transportation is overseeing this project. Traffic engineers and consultants will work to ensure that minimal disruption is experienced during the construction period but we all ask for your patience as we move forward with these important improvements.