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District 2 Newsletter - September 16, 2016

Hello Neighbors

The next City Council meeting is Monday, September 19 at 5:00 pm in the Vincent Griego Chambers, basement level of City Hall:  Agenda.

Legislation of Interest

  • 25% Solar by 2025, R-16-36 (Davis, Benton) is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting.  R-16-36 requires that the Energy Conservation Council (ECC) recommend a new solar energy standard for the City of Albuquerque, establishing a goal of getting 25% or more of the City’s electrical energy from solar by 2025.  The City is one of New Mexico's largest energy consumers and should be a leader energy efficiency and environmentally responsibility.  This bill was deferred in order for staff to conduct a fiscal impact analysis (FIA).
  • AC-16-9 and AC-16-10 Appeals of Declaratory Ruling issued by Code Compliance Manager regarding the Edith Solid Waste Transfer Station:  At the last meeting, Council voted to reject the LUHO recommendation and to hold a full hearing on October 17, 2016. Council also directed that the Zoning Enforcement Officer provide a detailed written analysis to Council and the parties by October 7, justifying the original Declaratory Ruling that the transfer station is permissible in M-1.

Project Updates

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Community Announcements

  • Behavioral Health Initiative:  The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission (ABCGC) is working to create a comprehensive behavioral health system.  The next meeting of the ABCGC is Thursday, September 29 at 5:00 pm in the Vincent Griego Chambers, basement level of City Hall.
  • Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp:  Prepares students for jobs of the future.  Next Session October 2016.
  • Boards and Commissions Vacancies: There is a City vacancy on the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Air Quality Control Board.

Isaac Benton
City Councilor, District 2

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