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Mayor Berry Promotes John Soladay to Chief Operations Officer

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.

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Read Mayor Berry's Veto Message on O-11-44

Read Mayor Richard Berry's complete veto message on O-11-44

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Read Mayor Berry's Veto Message on R-11-247

Read Mayor Richard J. Berry's complete veto message on R-11-247.

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Convention Center Facelift Announced

Convention Center Facelift Announced

Improvements to make Albuquerque more competitive in attracting conventions, offering more options for local residents.

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School Supplies Needed for Students: Mayor

Mayor Richard J. Berry, Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham to round up school supplies for underprivileged children.

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City of Albuquerque Levels a Nuisance to the Neighborhood

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.

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July - September 2011: Volume 12, Issue 3

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.

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Red Light Camera Question to go to Voters

Mayor will not veto legislation relating to Ballot Question

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City Steps in to Aid Displaced Pets of the Los Alamos Fire

Donate pet items for displaced animals of the Las Conchas fire burning in Los Alamos.

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Firefighter's Recognized for Saving a Trapped Woman from Apartment Fire

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.

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Mayor Richard J. Berry Honors Four Albuquerque Firefighters as This Weeks Friday’s Heroes

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.

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Lt. Emily Kane Honored as Employee of the Week

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.

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Dedication of New Trucks

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.

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Young Boy and Dispatcher Honored for Handling of Emergency Medical Call

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.

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APD Northwest Area Command Dedicated in Memory of Fallen Officers

City Dedicates New Northwest Area Command in Memory of Officer Michael R. King and Officer Richard W. Smith Jr.

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2011 EMS Week May 15th-21st

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.

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Off Duty FF Recognized for Evacuating Citizens from Apartment Fire

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.

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Mayor Saves $1.5 million in Public Dollars

Mayor Richard J. Berry saved $1.5 million in public money by refinancing bonds at a lower interest rate.

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City Moves Forward to Enhance Recycling

Mayor Richard J. Berry and the Albuquerque City Council will move forward with plans to enhance recycling efforts in Albuquerque.

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19th Annual Heart Walk

The 19th Annual Heart Walk is on Saturday, June 4th at Kit Carson Park The Heart Walk is completely FREE to register for so please log on today at www.AlbuquerqueHeartWalk.org and Join our AHA team or start a team of your own! Encourage your friends and family to join us as well.

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