Boards & Commissions
The Albuquerque Development Commission (ADC) is a city Commission in accordance with the State's Metropolitan Redevelopment Code (the "Code") (3-60A-16 to 3-60A-48 NMSA 1978) and City Ordinance (Ord.) 33-2004 (§ 2-14-1-5).
The Development Process Manual Executive Committee was established to review and direct changes in the Development Process Manual.
The Development Review Board (DRB) was established in March, 1982, by Administrative Instruction 8-2. The five members of the DRB are City staff representing the City Planner (Planning Director), Parks and Recreation Director, City Engineer, Traffic Engineer, and Water/Sewer Utilities Engineer.
The Environmental Planning Commission (EPC) is an appointed, 9-member, volunteer citizen board with authority on many land use and planning issues. The EPC was formed in 1972 per City of Albuquerque Ordinance 294-1972.
The Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission (LUCC) was formed in 1977, after the Landmarks and Urban Conservation Ordinance was adopted by the City Council (R.O. 1974, §14-12).
The seven member committee acts as an advisory body to the Department of Human Services in the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Housing Code and provides other functions that may be provided for elsewhere.
The Zoning Board of Appeals is established by City Ordinance and consists of five (5) members appointed by the Mayor for a specific term. The Board of Appeals is the appellate Committee responsible for hearing appeals of Zoning Hearing Examiner Decisions on special exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance.
The Technical Standards Committee was created by the City's Drainage Ordinance to hear appeals from applicants aggrieved by any decision of the City Engineer under this ordinance.
The Office of the Zoning Hearing Examiner conducts monthly quasi-judicial PUBLIC HEARINGS regarding Special Exceptions to the Zoning Code. Please refer to Section 188.8.131.52. of the Comprehensive City Zoning Code.