Councilor's Corner March 2015 Edition
Happy March Folks!
This is our inaugural edition of the bi-monthly Councilor's Corner update. I encourage you to include this in your neighborhood association mailer, pamphlet, or on-line webpage. The Councilor's corner is about the work we are doing within District 4.
New Construction Projects
Our Department of Municipal Development (DMD) which oversees streets and infrastructure has been quite active within district 4.
- We recently installed traffic lights at Barstow and Carmel. This will help alleviate the congestion within this intersection.
- We will install speed signs on Jefferson. In mid-March the speed signs will be placed both North and South between Osuna and Paseo Del Norte. In the meantime, we are working with the Valley Area Command to have increased patrols by the Albuquerque Police Department (A.P.D) throughout the Jefferson corridor.
- We are also working to improve pedestrian safety, walkability and beautification along Wyoming. Thanks to the help of our Parks and Recreation department you will soon see landscaped medians on Wyoming from Carmel to Oakland. This will not only enhance the aesthetics of this area but will also help to deter mid-block pedestrian crossings. Please, for your safety, use the designated cross walks!
- Also occurring on Wyoming between Alameda and Modesto we will be installing curb, gutter, sidewalk and a wheel-chair accessible ramp.
Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan
The City Council recently passed the Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan (NTMP) which adopts a new set of policy guidelines and treatments for traffic calming in the City of Albuquerque. I voted to remove an Average Daily Traffic threshold for speed humps in response to concerns that it was too high. The Council also voted to add an amendment requiring DMD to report back on the effectiveness of the criteria and availability of staff and funding for implementation of successful neighborhood requests in two years.
Future Projects: Olympic-Size Pool at North Domingo Baca Park
It is also my top priority to install a much-needed natatorium at the North Domingo Baca Park. Our 2015 General Obligation Bonds designates $1 million for design and analysis for an indoor, Olympic-size pool for general public consumption and to be used as a world-class competitive swim location. This would be the first in the Northeast Heights! A project of this nature costs between $10-15 million and could take several years to gather the funds, however, I am committed to getting this project moving!
Yours in Service,
Proudly serving District 4, Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights since 1999
I’m here for you! For more information CONTACT MY OFFICE:
Policy Analyst: [email protected]
A.P.D. Northeast Area Command
Commander Randy Remiker
A.P.D. Valley Area Command
Commander Donovan Olvera
Boards and Commissions
Vacancies for District 4
- Parks & Recreation Advisory board
- Impact Fee Committee
For Questions Contact: Carmen Ortiz at 505.768.3000 or [email protected]