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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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Engine 5 Runs Nursing Home

Receiving a medical call at a nursing home was nothing unusual for the crew of Engine 5. But on Thursday, July 15 there was nothing routine about the call they received to help a woman who was ill at a nursing home near Louisiana and Central NE.

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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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July - September 2010: Volume 11, Issue 3

As summer approaches we look forward to a prosperous monsoon season. The year started with several storms with the help of the El Niño cycle. Wildfl owers have been in bloom, insects and reptiles are on the move, and larger mammals can be seen as you hike and explore our wonderful Open Space lands.

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Ladder 15 Saves Home

Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized three Albuquerque Firefighters Friday who went the extra mile to save a home from being engulfed in flames. Captain Marc Boisvert, Driver David Ortega, and Firefighter Joshua Jaramillo received this week’s Friday’s Heroes award. Each week Mayor Berry recognizes at least one public safety employee who goes above the call of duty.

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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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AFD Issues Firework Restrictions

Stay safe this Independence Day.

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Mayor Recognizes Off-Duty Firefighter Who Risked His Life to Save Another

Albuquerque firefighter Ryan Medford was off duty when a motorcyclist crashed right before his eyes on the Big I flyover. With no equipment, backup or someone to protect him from cars speeding by, Medford stopped and risked his own life on the narrow stretch of road to render aid to the motorcyclist.

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Firefighters Honored for Record-Breaking Fundraising

"Fill the Boot" campaign raises big money for Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Fire Prevention Art Contest Winner Announced

Fifth grader Cesar Castro of East San Jose Elementary School takes top prize.

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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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Firefighter Saves Woman's Life

Traveling to work, Inspector Richard Chavez stopped and performed CPR on a unconscious woman.

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April-June 2010: Volume 11, Issue 2

In April, the Sandia Foothills Open Space cleanup will kick-off another year of outdoor volunteerism. There is a contagious enthusiasm when you gather early on a Saturday morning with neighbors and fellow trail users to work on projects that will benefit our Major Public Open Space areas.

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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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Fire Fighters Honored for Balloon Rescue

Mayor Richard J. Berry applauds three Albuquerque fire fighters for bringing four trapped balloonists to safety.

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Mayor Berry Launches Bike Safety Campaign

As part of a launching to a public/private bicycle safety campaign, Mayor Richard J. Berry unveiled a billboard design cautioning motorist to safely share the road with bicyclists.

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