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2011 Charity Gala Recipients Revealed

Mayor Richard J. Berry and First Lady Maria announced the non-profit organizations that will be the recipients of the 2011 Mayor and First Lady’s Charity Gala.

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Redevelopment of Albuquerque Rail Yard Planned

Historic Barelas railroad yards to undergo revitalization. Work space, restaurants, and performance venues planned, Mayor Richard J. Berry and City Council Isaac Benton announce.

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Bus Service Expands into Rio Rancho

New service routes connecting Albuquerque and Rio Rancho now allow greater ease for commuters and a new outlook on regional transportation.

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Chief Administrative Officer Appointed to Serve as U.S. Diplomat

The U.S. State Department appointed Chief Administrative Officer David Campbell to serve as a U.S. Diplomat in a foriegn country. Mayor Berry named City Attorney Rob Perry as the CAO-Designate.

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City Reaches Agreement with Police Union that Will Save Taxpayers $1 million a Year

Mayor Richard J. Berry announced today that his administration reached an agreement with the Albuquerque Police Officers Association that will save taxpayers $1 million a year and allow all current police officers to take their cars home.

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Mayor Berry Unveils 2011 NM Legislative Priorities

Mayor Richard J. Berry presented his priority legislation for the 2011 New Mexico Legislative Session to NM State Legislators who represent areas around the Rio Grande Central Corridor today. The following bills and initiatives are ones that Mayor Berry’s team will lobby, follow, and champion.

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Albuquerque Heading Home Project

Three-step plan identifies 75 needy residents, provides housing, and engages non-profit community.

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Mayor’s Public Safety Division Provides Critical Assistance to Toys for Tots Program

Mayor Richard J. Berry and Public Safety Director Darren White are teaming up with the local Marine Corps to help find toys for 8,000 children who could go without a Christmas gift this year.

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City Invites West Side Residents to New Dog Park

City Invites West Side Residents to New Dog Park

Largest dog park in the Albuquerque opens.

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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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