City of Albuquerque Legislative Priorities
ALBUQUERQUE- Mayor Richard J. Berry has sent his legislative priorities to the state legislators for their consideration. On the list are several key programs that Mayor Berry hopes will receive support from the state’s legislative branch:
The Paseo Del Norte interchange- the city is requesting a $50 million investment from the state to revamp one of the busiest arterials in the city, which feeds other counties, cities and villages like Sandoval County, Rio Rancho, and Corrales. About 56 million cars drive through the Paseo Del Norte and I-25 intersection every year.
Interstate trash clean-up funds- the city is asking the state to provide additional funding for the trash clean-up efforts along I-40 and I-25 within the city limits.
Fireworks ban- this bill would provide cities and counties the ability to ban firework sales within their jurisdiction if the fire danger is high.
Organized retail crime- this piece of legislation would criminalize organized retail theft efforts, where shoplifters are part of a black market operation that resells the stolen merchandise.
Silver Alert- the Mayor and APD will be launching a program, designed to aide the families of seniors who struggle with dementia and or Alzheimer’s disease. Similar to Amber Alerts, Silver Alert will help the loved ones of seniors find their missing elderly family member.
"I know from experience that balancing a budget, while funding crucial projects, is a daunting task," said Mayor Berry. "We look forward to receiving the support we need from the state level, and using that support to better the City of Albuquerque."