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City Council to Consider Nuisance Declaration Against Problematic 7-11s in Southeast ABQ

R-19-192 and R-19-193 are on the Council’s agenda for final action tonight.

The November 4, 2019 City Council meeting agenda includes final votes on nuisance declarations against two Southeast area convenience stores that have accumulated more than 1,000 calls for police, fire, and other city services in sixteen months.

The legislation declaring the properties a nuisance was introduced in Council earlier this year and received a recommendation of a "do pass" at a Council committee hearing last month.  So far, the parent company of the two locations has ignored or refused City requests to develop a compliance plan.

If approved by the Council tonight and signed by the Mayor, the City's nuisance ordinance requires the properties to enter into a nuisance abatement agreement to lower calls for service and crime at the location, or the City may pursue criminal or civil penalties through the court, which could include a request to close the businesses.

The resolutions are available at:

R-19-192: Declaring The Property At 3801 Central Avenue North East A Public Nuisance; Directing The Owner Enter Into A Nuisance Abatement Agreement With The City; Directing The City Attorney To File Nuisance Proceedings With The Court For Noncompliance 

R-19-193: Declaring The Property At 5401 Kathryn Avenue Southeast A Public Nuisance; Directing The Owner Enter Into A Nuisance Abatement Agreement With The City; Directing The City Attorney To File Nuisance Proceedings With The Court For Noncompliance

The Nuisance Abatement Ordinance can be found here.