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District 2 Newsletter - September 30, 2016

Hello Neighbors

The next City Council meeting is Wednesday, October 5, 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) passed unanimously at the last Council 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. 
  • AC-16-9 and AC-16-10 Appeals of Declaratory Ruling issued by Code Compliance Manager regarding the Edith Solid Waste Transfer Station: Council voted in September 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

  • Projects List
  • Santa Barbara Park Renovation:  The project is complete and the park is reopened!  The community is celebrating on Saturday, October 8, 3 – 5 pm.  Refreshments, grilled hot dogs, potluck, music, balloons, face painting, basketball and good neighbors!
  • Sawmill/Wells Park Traffic Study:  Presentation materials from the September 20 meeting are available online.

Community Announcements

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Sincerely,
Isaac Benton
City Councilor, District 2

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