Official news from the City of Albuquerque
Mayor Richard J. Berry announces the promotion of John Soladay to Chief Operations Officer and that he will not immediately fill the position of Public Safety Director.
Read Mayor Richard Berry's complete veto message on O-11-44
Read Mayor Richard J. Berry's complete veto message on R-11-247.
Improvements to make Albuquerque more competitive in attracting conventions, offering more options for local residents.
Mayor Richard J. Berry, Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham to round up school supplies for underprivileged children.
Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry, Councilor Ken Sanchez and the Safe City Strike Force demolished a house that had plagued the community with criminal activity.
After the cold of winter passes and the temperatures slowly increase, so too does the visitation to the City of Albuquerque’s vast Open Space Network. Every year hundreds of volunteers come out to do much-needed work to spruce up the City’s Open Space properties for the summer. The dedication and enthusiasm that these volunteers bring when doing their part to beautify our city never ceases to amaze me.
Mayor will not veto legislation relating to Ballot Question
Donate pet items for displaced animals of the Las Conchas fire burning in Los Alamos.
Mayor Richard J. Berry Honors Five Albuquerque Firefighters as This Weeks Friday’s Heroes On Friday June 17, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized five Albuquerque Firefighters from Squad 2for rescuing a trapped woman from her burning apartment building. This weeks Friday’s Heroes is Albuquerque Fire Departments Squad 2, which consists of Captain Paul Dow, Driver Michael Palmer, Firefighter Jose Gomez, Firefighter Anthony Mazotti and Albuquerque Fire Dispatcher Driver Michael Mora.
On Friday June 10, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized four Albuquerque Firefighters from Engine-3 for saving a building and the property inside from fire. This weeks Friday’s Heroes are AFD Lieutenant Bryan Pacheco, Firefighters Dominic Velasquez, Dale Knighton, and Jose Gomez.
Lieutenant Emily Kane, who is assigned to Rescue 15 of the Albuquerque Fire Department and has been with the City since 2001, is this week’s Employee of the Week. Lt. Emily Kane has been the department's lead instructor for flood channel, swift water, and river rescue courses for the past ten years. Her expertise in this field has led to improved training, proficiency, safety, and operational effectiveness for water related rescue operations.
The Albuquerque Fire Department placed two new paramedic rescue trucks and one new fire engine into service on Friday, May 20th 2011 at 9 am at Fire Station 12, located at 201 Muriel NE.
On Friday, Mayor Richard J. Berry recognized nine year old Richard Jenkins and Albuquerque Fire Department Dispatcher/Driver Jeff Bussey for the handling of a 911 call in which Richard called for assistance for his grandmother after she suffered a stroke.
City Dedicates New Northwest Area Command in Memory of Officer Michael R. King and Officer Richard W. Smith Jr.
During this week in May, we honor the men and women who devote their lives to saving and treating others. Their job is not easy and they are usually the first on the scene and have to make quick decisions in matters of life and death. In 2010, the Albuquerque Fire Department responded to 115,039 emergency calls and 86,154 of those calls were medical related.
Each week Mayor Richard J. Berry honors at least one public safety employee for going above and beyond the call of duty in performing their work. This week Public Safety Director Darren White presented the Friday’s Hero award on behalf of the mayor, honoring an off-duty Albuquerque Firefighter for entering a burning apartment building to help evacuate residents.
Mayor Richard J. Berry saved $1.5 million in public money by refinancing bonds at a lower interest rate.
Mayor Richard J. Berry and the Albuquerque City Council will move forward with plans to enhance recycling efforts in Albuquerque.