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District 2 Newsletter 4/3/15

Hello Neighbors,

 Legislation of Interest

  • Bosque Construction R-15-171 (Benton) establishes procedures for expending funds and implementing future projects in the Bosque.  This bill will be on the agenda at Monday’s (April 6) City Council meeting.
  • PNM San Juan Agreement M-15-9 (Benton) and R-15-177 (Winter) are both on Monday’s Council agenda. With the withdraw of additional supporters of PNM’s Stipulated Agreement for coal generated power at the San Juan generating station, I introduced legislation once again calling upon the City’s PRC lobbyist to withdraw the City’s support for the Stipulated Agreement.  My intention is that the replacement power not include nuclear power, minimize the use of fossil fuels, and maximize the use of renewables.  Councilor Winter subsequently introduced a resolution directing the Administration to withdraw from the agreement.
  • Bikeways and Trails Plan R-14-142 (Benton, by request) will also be on the agenda for the April 6 City Council meeting.  
  • Secondary Dwelling Units O-14-20 (Benton) was moved out of the Land Use Planning & Zoning (LUPZ) Committee.  It is on the April 6 agenda but my intent is to defer it to the April 20 Council meeting. O-14-20 amends the Zoning Code to add a definition and regulations for secondary dwelling units.  The proposed amendment would make secondary dwelling units a conditional use in the R-1 and RO-1 zones and a permissive use in the R-G and R-2 zones.  It also establishes design, size, parking, and occupancy regulations for secondary dwelling units. 

 

Upcoming Events & Meetings

 

Community Announcements

         

Project Updates

  • Projects List
  • Coming soon:  South Broadway Park and Guadalupe Park improvements!
  • Coming soon:  Downtown Neighborhoods Area traffic calming improvements!
  • Sawmill Wells Park Area Traffic Plan is scheduled for a second Land Use Planning & Zoning (LUPZ) hearing on Wednesday, April 15.
  • Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP): The Department of Municipal Development is currently building a website for the updated Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) and will begin taking applications.

Sincerely,
Isaac Benton
City Councilor, District 2

 

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