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City of Albuquerque Welcomes Wombats to Zoo

City of Albuquerque Welcomes Wombats to Zoo

Rio Grande Zoo Houses the Only Tasmanian Wombats in North America

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Mayor Berry Announces Two Large Westside Projects

Westside residents are one step closer to complete connectivity from the South end of the city to the North and into Rio Rancho.

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Update - Mayor Richard J. Berry to Overhaul Red Light Camera Program

Update: The red light camera program was discontinued in December 2011. This information highlights the executive and legislative processes that eventually led to the end of red light cameras operating within selected Albuquerque intersections.

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Mayor proposes resolution celebrating KAFB and Sandia National Labs

Mayor Berry praises and celebrates Kirtland Air Force Base and Sandia National Laboratories through a resolution sponsored by Councilor Brad Winter.

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Lucky Paws to Remain Open in Coronado Mall

The Berry Administration has reached a deal with Coronado Mall management allowing Lucky Paws to remain open for the next year.

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City Pushes for Transparency, Open Government

"ABQ View puts our city government at the forefront of what open government should look like for cities around the country," Mayor Berry said.

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Mayor Announces Take-Home Vehicle Review

City to re-examine take-home policies and costs for more than 240 government fleet vehicles.

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Mayor Berry Launches Program: Efficiency, Stewardship, Accountability

Mayor Richard J. Berry gives a voice to all employees, citizens, and vendors to report efficiencies, increased stewardship and better acountability of taxpayer dollars.

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Mayor Berry on Fox News' Neil Cavuto

Mayor Berry discusses Albuquerque's balanced FY11 budget and its notable lack of any tax increases.

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New DWI Policy for City Employees

Mayor Berry: "Drinking and driving is a serious problem, and we want employees and the public to know that DWI has serious consequences at the City of Albuquerque."

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Mayor Asks State for Fire Trucks and Air Packs

Mayor Richard J. Berry submitted a proposal to Governor Bill Richardson’s Administration Wednesday asking that $1 million in stimulus money that was requested to be spent on a new fire station be used to buy air packs for firefighters or two new fire trucks.

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Mayor Calls for Impact Fee Reform

Mayor Berry looks forward to working with City Council to reform and create comprehensive impact fees legislation.

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Administration, Two AFSCME Unions Reach Agreement

Berry Administration reaches agreements with two AFSCME unions; implements wage reductions for three others.

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Wage Reductions Announced for Police Union

News release about stalemate reached in contract negotiations with Albuquerque Police Officers' Association.

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First Phases of Budget Cuts Announced

July 1, 2010, news release announcing salary adjustments, budget cuts, and ongoing union negotiations.

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Mayor's Comments on Prisoner Transport Center

Mayor Berry's address for the opening of the new Prisoner Transport Center and the City of Albuquerque's partnership with ICE.

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Mayor Ends Sanctuary for Criminals

APD to partner with ICE agents in new Prisoner Transport Center.

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Mayor Berry Balances FY11 Budget

Cuts cost and size of government; no layoffs or furloughs. Salary reductions are included.

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Mayor Announces 'Thrive ABQ' Economic Plan

Initiative to make Albuquerque more attractive to private sector.

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2010 Charity Gala Grants Announced

Recipients include ARCA, The Barrett Foundation, Silver Horizons New Mexico Inc., and The Harmony Project.

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