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Official news from the City of Albuquerque

Memorial Service for Homeless Men

City Councilor Klarissa Peña will hold a memorial service and press conference on Saturday, July 26th at 10:00 AM at 60th Street NW, north of Central, the site where two homeless men were brutally murdered last weekend.

Fourth of July Wrap-Up

Multiple city, State and Federal agencies teamed up once again this year to make the Fourth of July holiday safe for Albuquerque’s citizens and visitors. From Police, EMS and Fire Suppression standbys at Freedom Fourth and Isotopes Stadium to illegal firework and Open Space patrols- the city was well covered.

Audit - DWI Overtime

The Albuquerque Police Department must improve its ability to collect and analyze overtime data associated with DWI cases. By capturing data, APD will be able to quantify and substantiate the impacts that external factors and inefficiencies, such as Metro Court scheduling, have on the Department. This data is an important element that will provide valuable information through which the department can manage overtime and affect change, such as reducing the number of DWI cases dismissed for officer FTA, and decreasing DWI overtime court costs.

Share Your Opinion About APD

Opportunity for citizens of Albuquerque to voice their concerns, opinions and suggestions regarding the Albuquerque Police Department to the City Council at the Council's April 7th meeting.

Audit - Telecom Use and Expense

The City of Albuquerque can realize annual cost savings of $273,000, annual cost recoveries of $240,000 and continue the proactive approach to reduce the costs of telecom operations through the implementation of innovative technologies. The City lacks internal controls to ensure the accuracy, efficiency and optimization of telecom services. The overall lack of internal controls is a major factor for the accumulated balance of $1.3 million in the City’s Communication Fund as of June 30, 2013 (unaudited). The fund balance represents the amount departments have been overcharged for communication services.

Audit - Professional/Technical Contract Development & Approval Process

The Department of Finance and Administrative Services' Purchasing Division can improve upon the valuable services it provides to the City and contractors by acceptance and implementation of the following recommendations: (a) The Purchasing Division should require that City Departments attend contract training more frequently; (b) The Purchasing Division should review its internal control processes and ensure that all staff have a clear understanding; and (c) Employee access to CTS should be revoked following the employee’s change of employment.