I started my term as Mayor when the City was in a fiscal crisis. We began our budget process with a nearly $100 million dollar shortfall between fiscal years 2010 and 2011.
With this large of a shortfall we had a decision to make and we chose to see it as opportunity and a challenge. I am proud to say that our leadership team and the great employees of this city have risen to the occasion. ABQ View is our transparency portal - these pages show just how dedicated we are to ensuring that we’re doing ethical business for our bosses, the taxpayers.
ESA Recipient’s: Mark Saiz, Human Resource Department
Jayne Aranda and Kelly Gold are the most recent recipients of the City of Albuquerque’s Efficiency, Stewardship and Accountability award.
Recommendation of 72 hour agenda notification.
Highlights Include: No Tax Increases, No Layoffs, Additional Police Cars
At Monday night’s city council meeting, three councilors (Benton, O’Malley and Garduno) refused to vote for critical, time-sensitive bi-partisan effort funding for Paseo Del Norte and I-25 funding.
Mayor Berry’s ABQ View is leading the nation in transparency
Three City office buildings are now being powered by the sun, as Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry unveiled the most recent photo-voltaic solar array at the Fire Academy.
Top Earners for City Published on Transparency Website
Mayor and City Councilors Introduce Legislation to Dedicate Entire $50 Million Dollars to Critical Infrastructure Project
Mayor Richard J. Berry has sent his legislative priorities to the state legislators for their consideration.
Mayor Richard J. Berry has sent his recommendation to the City Council for a city-wide, third party independent organizational review and analysis.
The City Council Approved the Mayor’s $10,000 Appropriation Request
The projected shortfall for next fiscal year is currently being projected at $9.1 million dollars a substantial drop off from the nearly $100 million shortfall when Mayor Berry took office.
Mayor Richard J. Berry highlights Albuquerque's progress, reduced crime, and increased government transparency.
Journalists from nineteen African countries met with Mayor Richard Berry to discuss transparency in government.
Mayor Berry's anti-heroin initiative recommended for $100,000 in funding.
Mayor Richard Berry signed City funding legislation, approved a large grant application, and continued contacting state legislators regarding improvements to the Paseo Del Norte and I-25 interchange.
ABQ View: City's Transparency Website now provides names and salaries for all City employees.
Improvements to make Albuquerque more competitive in attracting conventions, offering more options for local residents.
Mayor Richard J. Berry saved $1.5 million in public money by refinancing bonds at a lower interest rate.