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ABQ BioPark Zoo Baby Giraffe Naming Contest
Special meeting of the Board of Directors for the Mesa del Sol, Saltillo and The Trails Public Improvement Districts (PID)
Learn more about Albuquerque Police and help your community. The next session begins Sept. 1, 2015, at Albuquerque Police Academy, 5412 2nd NW. Classes are held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Drivers needed for ABQ RIDE buses and Sun Van vehicles. Apply today!
Baby Giraffe Born at ABQ BioPark.
Commander Dodi Camacho provides the community with an update from Albuquerque Police Department.
Lifeguards at Eisenhower and Sandia Pools save the lives of endangered swimmers
AAS, AFD, APD and UNMH save the life of man shot by intruder
On Sunday, July 12, 2015, Councilor Benton held a press conference to address his concerns with some of the Animal Welfare policies and practices.
New dog park named after adored crossing guard
Bud Warren and Lady Dog Park at Country Meadows Park
Mayor Berry honors APD officer who resuscitated a baby who had stopped breathing
Mayor Berry honors Sandia Pool Lifeguard Dotty Swari as Employee of the Week.
Remembering Tony Barron, Bosque Preservationist, 1953 - 2015.
Albuquerque among 50 cities selected to participate in national initiative.
Free spay and neuter surgeries for the pets of low-income and moderate-income residents of Albuquerque.
Mayor Richard J. Berry and International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 244 President Diego Arencon announced a contract agreement between the city and the union that includes a raise for all Albuquerque Fire Department firefighters and new Firefighter Safety and Wellness Programs.
Mayor Berry approves a 2.5 percent pay increase for all Albuquerque firefighters
A few words from Vice President Brad Winter.
New 12-court tennis complex at Ventana Ranch is now open to the public and is the largest sports field arena in west Albuquerque.
Help hundreds of kittens and puppies with needed items.
Animal Welfare Department and Animal Humane are collaborating to increase adoptions, awareness of spaying and neutering, and the importance of vaccinations in our community through a grant from ASPCA.
Free Day is a Thank You Gift to community. The ABQ BioPark is giving back to the community on Tuesday, June 30 with an admission free Open House to celebrate record-setting attendance this fiscal year.
Take some time to watch them do their thing – what a great learning moment for urban kids who may be suffering from a lack of connection to their natural world.
06-24-15 - 15-106 - Special Audit - Purchase and Tracking of Ammunition - Albuquerque Police Department
Formal policies and procedures pertaining to APD’s ammunition inventory are needed. Although APD has an extensive supply of ammunition, it has not established and implemented department-wide policies and procedures for purchasing, tracking, and managing ammunition inventory. Tracking the acquisition, storage, and distribution of inventory is critical to controlling cost, operational efficiency, and mission readiness. APD should reduce the number of locations with ammunition inventory to limit risk and increase accuracy of inventory tracking.
The City has increased its use of staffing agency employees by 72.5 percent over the past five years, however, there is not one City department that has overall responsibility of monitoring and managing the use of this service. Each department is responsible for managing its own use, which has contributed to inconsistencies and violations of the contracts, request for bid (RFB) terms, and policies and procedures (P&P). The City has designed and implemented internal controls over obtaining, using, and managing staffing agency employees. However, these internal controls, which are detailed in the vendor contracts, RFB documentation, and P&P, are not consistently distributed and communicated to the department personnel in charge of obtaining, using, and managing staffing agency employees. This has caused many departments to be unaware of rules, regulations, and P&P regarding staffing agency employees, and consequently, has been the root cause of the exceptions. The current contracts the City has for staffing agency employee services are overdue to be rebid. The City can ensure that it is paying the most competitive prices, and offering departments the best staffing agency employee services by rebidding these contracts.
Stay safe by attending public firework shows.