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Notice of Publication

City of Albuquerque Twenty-Fourth Council

Council Bill No: O-20-28

Enactment No: O-2020-042

Sponsored By: Councilor Gibson

ORDINANCE

REPEALING THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE CODE OF ORDINANCES SECTIONS 13·6·1 THROUGH 13-6-99, THE "PAWNBROKER ORDINANCE," AND REPLACING IT WITH A NEW ORDINANCE AMENDING EXISTING
REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO PAWNBROKERS AND EXTENDING REGULATIONS TO PRECIOUS MATERIAL DEALERS, SECONDHAND RETAILERS, AND AUTOMATED CONSUMER ELECTRONIC KIOSKS.

Notice of Publication

City of Albuquerque Twenty-Fourth Council

Council Bill No: 0-20-37

Enactment No: O-2020-041

Sponsored By: Councilor Benton, by request

ORDINANCE

AMENDING SECTIONS 9-10-1-3, 9-10-1-6(E)(2), 9-10-1-8(C)(4), 9-10-1-8(D)(5), 9-10-1-8(F), 9-10-1-8(F)(2), 9-10-1-9(B), 9-10-1-10(B)(1), 9-10-1-10(B)(4), 9-10-1-11(A), 9-10-1-11(B), 9-10-1-11(H), Section 2, Section 3, AND Section 4, ROA 1994 OF THE MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE ORDINANCE, TO UPDATE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RATE CHANGE; AMENDING RATE TABLE APPENDIX TO INCORPORATE RESIDENTIAL RATE INCREASE IN THE RATE APPENDIX; AND AMENDING RATE TABLE TO INCORPORATE THE FY21 RATE INCREASE IN THE RATE APPENDIX.

Mayor Keller Signs Eleventh Emergency Declaration

Today, Mayor Keller signed an eleventh declaration of additional emergency procedures and assistance due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. Click here to view the declaration.

Notice of Publication

City of Albuquerque Twenty-Fourth Council

Council Bill No: O-20-38

Enactment No: O-2020-040

Sponsored By: Councilor Benton, by request

ORDINANCE

ADOPTING A UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE CODE AND TECHNICAL CODES PRESCRIBING MINIMUM STANDARDS REGULATING THE CONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION, MOVING, REPAIR AND USE AND OCCUPANCIES OF BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES AND BUILDING SERVICE EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLATIONS INCLUDING PLUMBING, SWIMMING POOLS, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, SIGNS, SOLAR, ENERGY CONSERVATION, BUILDING CONSERVATION AND THE ABATEMENT OF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS WITHIN THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE; PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PERMITS
AND COLLECTING FEES THEREFORE; REPEALING CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE 1, ROA 1994, THE PRESENT UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE CODE AND TECHNICAL CODES INCLUDING THE BUILDING CODE, THE PLUMBING CODE, THE SWIMMING POOL CODE, THE MECHANICAL CODE, THE SOLAR ENERGY CODE, THE ELECTRICAL CODE, PROVIDING FOR PENAL TIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE CODE.

Notice of Publication

City of Albuquerque Twenty-Fourth Council

Council Bill No: O-20-36

Enactment No: O-2020-039

Sponsored By: Councilor Pena and Councilor Borrego

ORDINANCE

AMENDING THE "AMUSEMENTS, RECREATION, CULTURE ORDINANCE" TO ALIGN CERTAIN BOARD APPOINTMENTS WITH OTHER ART AND CULTURAL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, CORRECT OUTDATED DEPARTMENT, DIVISION AND PROGRAM NAMES, AND CLARIFY BOARD RELATONS TO MUNICIPAL HIRING PRACTICES.

 

Council Bill No: O-20-30

Enactment No: O-2020-038

Sponsored By: Councilor Gibson

ORDINANCE

ADOPTING A NEW ARTICLE IN CHAPTER 13 ROA 1994, BUSINESS AND OCCUPATIONS, TO BE KNOWN AS THE "SHORT TERM RENTAL ORDINANCE", ESTABLISHING A PERMITTING FEE, AND AMENDING SECTION 4-4-13 ROA 1994 LODGERS TAX ADVISORY BOARD TO INCLUDE A SHORT TERM RENTAL REPRESENTATIVE.

Mayor Keller Signs Tenth Emergency Declaration

Today, Mayor Keller signed a tenth declaration of additional emergency procedures and assistance due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. Click here to view the declaration.

Notice of Publication

City of Albuquerque Twenty-Fourth Council

Council Bill No: O-19-84

Enactment No: O-2020-031

Sponsored By: Councilor Davis

ORDINANCE

AMENDING CHAPTER TWELVE, ARTICLE TWO, SECTION TWENTY-NINE OF THE REVISED ORDINANCES OF ALBUQUERQUE OFFENSES RELATING TO PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY WITHIN THE CRIMINAL CODE OF ALBUQUERQUE TO PROSCRIBE CRIMINAL THREATS OF MASS VIOLENCE.

 

Council Bill No: O-20-9

Enactment No: O-2020-036

Sponsored By: Councilor Benton

ORDINANCE

ADOPTING A ZONE MAP AMENDMENT TO ESTABLISH A CHARACTER PROTECTION OVERLAY ZONE IN THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE FOR THE NORTH 4TH CORRIDOR WITH REGULATIONS RELATED TO BUILDING MASSING AND SCALE FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA AND REFERENCES TO STREET CROSS SECTIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS MANUAL.

 

Council Bill No: O-20-10

Enactment No: O-2020-037

Sponsored By: Councilor Benton and Councilor Jones

ORDINANCE

ADOPTING TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE §14-16 FOR THE ANNUAL UPDATE IN 2019.

 

Council Bill No: O-20-27

Enactment No: O-2020-032

Sponsored By: Councilor Pena

ORDINANCE

ESTABLISHING COMMUNITY   POLICING    COUNCILS;   COMMUNITY POLICING COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP; REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES.

 

Council Bill No: O-20-32

Enactment No:O-2020-033

Sponsored By: Councilor Harris

ORDINANCE

APPROVING A PROJECT INVOLVING ADVANCED OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT AND CITY ORDINANCE F/S 0-04-10, AS AMENDED, THE CITY'S IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION FOR THAT ACT, TO SUPPORT THE OPERATIONS OF ADVANCED OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED, A BUSINESS OPERATING IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A PROJECT PARTICIPATION LOAN AGREEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROJECT; MAKING CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS AND FINDINGS RELATING TO THE PROJECT INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS; RATIFYING CERTAIN ACTIONS TAKEN PREVIOUSLY; AND REPEALING ALL ACTIONS INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE.

 

Council Bill No: O-20-33

Enactment No: O-2020-034

Sponsored By: Councilor Bassan by request

ORDINANCE

APPROVING A PROJECT INVOLVING JD GLASS SOLUTIONS, INCORPORATED PURSUANT TO THE    LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT AND CITY ORDINANCE F/S 0-04-10, AS AMENDED, THE CITY'S IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION FOR THAT ACT, TO SUPPORT THE OPERATIONS OF 3D GLASS SOLUTIONS, INCORPORATED, A BUSINESS OPERATING IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A PROJECT PARTICIPATION LOAN AGREEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROJECT; MAKING CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS AND FINDINGS RELATING TO THE PROJECT INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS; RATIFYING CERTAIN ACTIONS TAKEN PREVIOUSLY; AND REPEALING ALL ACTIONS INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE.

 

Council Bill No: O-20-34

Enactment No: O-2020-035

Sponsored By: Councilor Bassan by request

ORDINANCE

APPROVING A PROJECT INVOLVING BAYOTECH INCORPORATED PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACT AND CITY ORDINANCE F/S 0-04-10, AS AMENDED, THE CITY'S IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION FOR THAT ACT, TO SUPPORT THE OPERATIONS OF BAYOTECH INCORPORATED, A BUSINESS OPERATING IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A PROJECT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROJECT; MAKING CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS AND FINDINGS RELATING TO THE PROJECT INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS; RATIFYING CERTAIN ACTIONS TAKEN PREVIOUSLY; AND REPEALING ALL ACTIONS INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE.

Board of Ethics Mayor Appointee: Eleanor Chavez

The public comment period for Eleanor Chavez, the Mayors’s proposed appointee on the Board of Ethics and Campaign Practices is September 25, 2020 to October 9, 2020. Please click here to view Ms. Chavez' resume.  Any person shall be allowed to submit comments about the proposed member by written submission, electronically or otherwise, to the City Clerk. Please send electronic written submissions to [email protected]. Hard copies of written submissions may be sent to the Office of the City Clerk at 600 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque NM 87102, 7th Floor.  If you have any questions regarding this appointment please contact, Ethan Watson, City Clerk, at 505-924-3650.

Notice of Publication

City of Albuquerque Twenty-Fourth Council

 

Council Bill No: O-19-72

Enactment No: O-2020-030

Sponsored By: Councilor Harris

ORDINANCE

AMENDING §14-20, THE "DILAPIDATED COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND PROPERTIES ORDINANCE" TO IMPLEMENT PERMANENT PROCEDURES FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF A 24-MONTH PILOT PROJECT.

Notice of Publication

City of Albuquerque Twenty-Fourth Council

Council Bill No: F/S O-20-31

Enactment No: O-2020-029

Sponsored by: Councilor Benton

ORDINANCE

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE GROSS RECEIPTS TAX IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2020 IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $50,000,000 FOR THE PURPOSE OF (1) FINANCING THE COST OF DESIGNING, DEVELOPING, CONSTRUCTING, RECONSTRUCTING, REHABILITATING, RENOVATING, MODERNIZING, SIGNING, ENHANCING AND OTHERWISE IMPROVING TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INCLUDING ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS, TRAILS AND BIKEWAYS AND TRANSIT, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CITY (2) FUNDING THE CAPITALIZED INTEREST FUND, AND (3) PAYING EXPENSES RELATED TO ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE SERIES 2020 BONDS FROM THE REVENUES OF A MUNICIPAL GROSS RECEIPTS TAX IMPOSED AT A RATE OF 0.25% PURSUANT TO CITY ORDINANCE NO. 0-20-14 ENACTMENT NO. 0-2020-016 ADOPTED ON MAY 18, 2020; APPROVING THE DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO MAKE CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS REGARDING THE SALE OF THE SERIES 2020 BONDS PURSUANT TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL PUBLIC SECURITIES ACT; PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS AND OTHER DETAILS CONCERNING THE SERIES 2020 BONDS; PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE SERIES 2020 BONDS; RATIFYING ACTION PREVIOUSLY TAKEN; REPEALING ALL ACTIONS INCONSISTENT WITH THIS ORDINANCE; AUTHORIZING THE TAKING OF OTHER ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISSUE AND SALE OF THE SERIES 2020 BONDS.

 

Council Bill No: O-20-29

Enactment No: O-2020-028

Sponsored by: Pat Davis, by request

ORDINANCE

AMENDING ARTICLE XVI SECTION 3 AND SECTION 6 OF THE CITY CHARTER; CHAPTER 2 ARTICLE 4, SECTION 13, ROA 1994 TO: CHANGE THE DATES OF THE EXPLORATORY PERIOD FOR MAYORAL CANDIDATES; CHANGE THE DATES OF THE QUALIFYING PERIOD FOR MAYORAL AND COUNCIL APPLICANT CANDIDATES; CHANGE THE TIMEFRAME FOR GATHERING SEEDMONEY; AND CHANGE THE TIME FRAME FOR ALL CANDIDATES TO FILE THEIR PETITIONS.

 

Mayor Keller Signs Ninth Emergency Declaration

Today, Mayor Keller signed ninth declaration of additional emergency procedures and assistance due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. Click here to view the declaration.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

2021 City Clerk Rules and Regulations for the Election Code and the Open and Ethical Election Code

***In light of the public health emergency, the proposed rulemaking will be held via Zoom. Participants will be given options to join remotely from a computer or phone.***

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

The Office of the City Clerk ("Office") hereby gives notice that the Office will conduct a public hearing on the described rules below.

Proposed Rule: 2021 Regulations of the Albuquerque City Clerk for the Open and Ethical Elections Code

2021 Regulations of the Albuquerque City Clerk for the Open and Ethical Elections Code - Redline

Proposed Rule: 2021 Regulations of the Albuquerque City Clerk for the Election Code

2021 Regulations of the Albuquerque City Clerk for the Election Code - Redline

A Public Hearing will be held via Zoom on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

 

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The purpose of this meeting is to obtain public input on the proposed updates to the City Clerk's rules to the Open and Ethical Election Code and the Election Code. The public hearing allows members of the public an opportunity to submit testimony and arguments in person on the proposed rule changes posted above.

Authority: Article XIII, Section 10 and Article XVI Section 18 authorizes the Office to adopt rules and regulations necessary to insure effective administration of the Election Code and the Open and Ethical Election Code.

To submit written public comment on either of the proposed rules, please email [email protected].

Any person with a disability who is in need of assistance to attend or participate in the hearing should contact the City Clerk's office at (505) 924-3650 or email [email protected] (5) business days prior to the hearing.

Clerk Ethan Watson, Keller Appointee Who Led Administration Improvements of IPRA Process, Named 2020 William S. Dixon Award Winner

New Mexico Foundation for Open Government Recognizes City Clerk for Commitment to Transparency

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) has announced their 2020 William S. Dixon Awards. This year, the Albuquerque City Clerk, Ethan Watson, received this important distinction in the category of Government, citing his prioritization of transparency and open government. The Dixon Award honors the late William S. Dixon, a first amendment advocate, and is awarded each year to citizens and organizations who champion transparency.

Watson, an Albuquerque native and UNM Law School graduate, was hired by Mayor Keller in 2018 as the City’s first Deputy City Clerk for Open Government. In this position, Watson centralized and professionalized the Inspection of Public Records (IPRA). In early 2020 Watson was promoted to the position of City Clerk where he continued to improve the IPRA response process, used data and analytics to drive digitization and publication of public records, and began a city-wide records retention and IPRA training program.

“My administration has long been committed to transparency and accountability,” stated Mayor Keller. “I appreciate NMFOG’s recognition of our City Clerk and the investments and commitments we’ve made to open government.”

“I’m grateful to receive this award, and appreciate the recognition.” Stated City Clerk, Ethan Watson. “This administration and my office work every day to make the government more accessible, and I look forward to continuing this important work.”

 

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Mayor Keller Signs Eighth Emergency Declaration

Today, Mayor Keller signed an eighth declaration of additional emergency procedures and assistance due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. Click here to view the declaration.

Mayor Keller, City Clerk Make Voter Registration More Accessible

With Election Day less than three months away, the City urges residents to register or update registrations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – With residents facing challenges to traditional methods of voter registration, Mayor Tim Keller and the City Clerk’s office are expanding the number of locations where registration is available and reminding folks of upcoming deadlines.

The quickest and easiest way to register to vote is to log on to www.nmvote.org and register online. The Bernalillo County Clerk will also mail you a voter registration form directly to your home if you request one by calling 505-468-1291.

“Voting matters,” said Mayor Tim Keller, “and we want the process of registering or updating your registration to be as simple and convenient as it can be. Not one person should be deterred from exercising this right because the registration process felt confusing or overwhelming.”

The City is adding in-person registration options to make this process more convenient and accessible than ever. In partnership with the Department of Senior Affairs to offer in-person voter registration at meal distribution sites each Thursday from 11am to 1pm.

  • Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center: August 6, September 10
  • North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center: August 13, September 17
  • North Valley Senior Center: August 20, September 24
  • Barelas Senior Center: August 27, October 1
  • Los Volcanes Senior Center: September 3, October 8

The deadline to submit a new voter registration is Tuesday, October 6th. After that, voters can still register in-person at an early vote location once early voting begins. To find information about early voting dates and locations, you can visit www.cabq.gov/vote2020.

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Board of Ethics City Council Apointee: Joshua Martinez

The public comment period for Joshua Martinez, the City Council’s proposed appointee on the Board of Ethics and Campaign Practices is July 28, 2020 to August 4, 2020. Please click here to view Mr. Martinez' resume.  Any person shall be allowed to submit comments about the proposed member by written submission, electronically or otherwise, to the City Clerk. Please send electronic written submissions to [email protected]. Hard copies of written submissions may be sent to the Office of the City Clerk at 600 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque NM 87102, 7th Floor.  If you have any questions regarding this appointment please contact, Ethan Watson, City Clerk, at 505-924-3650.

Mayor Keller Signs Seventh Emergency Declaration

Today, Mayor Keller signed a seventh declaration of additional emergency procedures and assistance due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. Click here to view the declaration.

Mayor Keller Signs Sixth Emergency Declaration

Today, Mayor Keller signed a sixth declaration of additional emergency procedures and assistance due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. Click here to view the declaration.

Board of Ethics Mayoral Appointee: Jason Marks

Resume and public comment opportunity for Jason Marks, Mayoral Appointee, to the Board of Ethics.

The public comment period for Jason Marks, the Mayor’s proposed appointee on the Board of Ethics and Campaign Practices is May 18, 2020 to June 1, 2020. Please click here to view Mr. Mark’s resume.  Any person shall be allowed to submit comments about the proposed member by written submission, electronically or otherwise, to the City Clerk. Please send electronic written submissions to [email protected]. Hard copies of written submissions may be sent to the Office of the City Clerk at 600 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque NM 87102, 7th Floor.  If you have any questions regarding this appointment please contact, Ethan Watson, City Clerk, at 505-924-3650.

Mayor Keller Signs Fifth Emergency Declaration

Today, Mayor Keller signed a fifth declaration of additional emergency procedures and assistance due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. Click here to view the declaration.

During the signing, Mayor Keller also announced the City of Albuquerque's Covid-19 Reopening Plan. Click here to view the reopening plan.

Notice of BOE Meeting, May 13, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, May 13, 2020 beginning at 10:00 A.M., via Zoom:

https://cabq.zoom.us/j/93841241245?pwd=TDluWHk0cHowQ05pMjUvSUg4SGJjQT09

To hear:

  • Review and approval of minutes from Friday, February 28 meeting.
  • Appeal in BOE 02-2020 Aycock vs Harris.

Except for any portion of the meeting that may be closed by the Board pursuant to the provisions of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act, the meeting will be open to the public.

Any disabled member of the public who wishes to attend the meeting and needs accommodations to attend or participate, such as sign language, interpretation, an amplifier, a reader or other form of accommodations, should contact Camille Cordova at 924-3650, at least 5 days prior to the meeting.  Also, disabled persons who need public documents such as meeting agendas, etc., in accessible format should contact Camille Cordova.

Mayor Keller Signs Fourth Emergency Declaration

Mayor Keller Signs Fourth Emergency Declaration of Local Emergency due to Novel Coronavirus Covid-19. Click here to view the Emergency Declaration.

AG publishes guidance for processing public records request during COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Keller Signs Third Emergency Declaration

Today, Mayor Keller signed a third declaration of additional emergency procedures and assistance due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. Click here to view the declaration.

Mayor Tim Keller Announces Plan for City Boards and Commissions to Adapt to Coronavirus While Maintaining Public Engagement, Access to Local Government

New guidelines for virtual meetings to keep progress going, comply with Open Meetings Act guidelines

April 4, 2020

Mayor Tim Keller and City Clerk Ethan Watson announced that regular meetings of City Boards and Commissions, which are central to the continuity of local government but had been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, will resume this week.

The City of Albuquerque has approximately eighty boards and commissions. These Boards and Commissions do critical work in a variety of areas, from development to environmental planning and air quality. Meetings will resume using virtual teleconferencing platforms.

“Our boards and commissions do crucial local governance work and are a key way for local residents to take ownership in the work at City Hall,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Getting them back up in a way that preserves public input and transparency is an important part of engaging the community and keeping the door open to local government.”

To ensure compliance with the Open Meetings Act, all meetings will follow Attorney General Hector Balderas’ guidance to public entities, including adequate notice of public meetings, videoconferences over telephone meetings, roll call votes, and recording of meetings.

The City Clerk’s Office and the Legal Department are prioritizing boards that have time sensitive matters to consider, including the Development Review Board, the Environmental Planning Committee, the Air Quality Board, Albuquerque Development Commission, Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board, Open Space Advisory Board, and Transit Advisory Board.

For boards that have a history of public comment, the City is working on ways to allow the public to continue to comment. And for Boards that do meet during this crisis, the City is training the Boards and staff on use of electronic platforms to ensure public right to access but also ensuring there are appropriate safeguards for the Board and the public.

City Clerk Ethan Watson said, “Each of the City’s boards are different, but they all serve important functions, and we will be working with them to make sure they are connecting to the public in a way that is transparent and moves City business forward.”

Mayor Keller Issues Second Declaration of Additional Emergency Procedures

Today, Mayor Keller issued a second declaration of additional emergency procedures and assistance due to the novel Coronavirus Covid-19. View the declaration here.

Mayor Keller Declares a Local Public Health Emergency

Today, Mayor Keller signed a declaration of local state emergency due to novel corona virus, Covid-19. Click here to view the declaration.

Mayor Keller signed the public health emergency powers provisions

Mayor Keller signed the public health emergency powers provisions, O-20-4, which was passed at Monday’s City Council meeting.

PDF of Emergency Powers English

PDF of Emergency Powers Spanish

Mayor Tim Keller Announces Open Government Expert as Next City Clerk

Ethan Watson brings commitment to transparency to the Clerk’s Office

Albuquerque, N.M – Today Mayor Tim Keller announced Ethan Watson as Albuquerque’s new City Clerk. Watson is an attorney with experience in the Clerk’s office and as a litigator on issues surrounding state and federal statutes including IPRA. For two years, he has served as the Deputy City Clerk for Open Government, and as Acting City Clerk for the past two months.

“Government works best when it is accountable to the people it serves.” said Mayor Tim Keller. “We’re making big strides making Albuquerque open and transparent, a commitment Ethan will uphold every day in the City Clerk’s office.”

Watson received his B.A. in Latin American Studies and Music from Emory University in 2006 and a J.D. from UNM in 2011.

Watson said, “From day one, I’ve shared this administration’s commitment to open government and transparency initiatives, and I am excited to continue working on these issues in the role of City Clerk.”

Watson fills the vacancy left by the resignation of former City Clerk Katy Duhigg. His appointment now goes to the City Council for approval.

Senior Elections Analyst Miriam Diemer has been appointed to fill the Deputy Clerk position being vacated by Watson. Diemer received her B.A. from Texas Tech University in 2005 and her M.A. in Political Science from American University in 2011. She has served in the City Clerk’s office since 2018.


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Board of Ethics Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices has scheduled a meeting for Friday, February 28, 2020 beginning at 2:00 P.M., in the VINCENT E. GRIEGO CHAMBERS, basement level of the City/County Building, to hear:
  • Approval of Minutes from January 3, 2020 Meeting
  • Settlement in BOE 06-2019
  • Evidentiary Hearing in BOE 02-2019
  • Consideration of Proposed BOE Rules

Except for any portion of the meeting that may be closed by the Board pursuant to the provisions of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act, the meeting will be open to the public.

Any disabled member of the public who wishes to attend the meeting and needs accommodations to attend or participate, such as sign language, interpretation, an amplifier, a reader or other form of accommodations, should contact Camille Cordova at 924-3650, at least 5 days prior to the meeting.  Also, disabled persons who need public documents such as meeting agendas, etc., in accessible format should contact Camille Cordova.

Board of Ethics Mayoral Appointee: John Kwait

Resume for John Kwait, Mayoral Appointee, to the Board of Ethics.

The Mayoral Appointee to the Board of Ethics is John Kwait. Please click here to view his resume. If you have any questions regarding this appointment please contact, Natalie Y. Howard, City Clerk, at 505-924-3650. 

Board of Ethics City Council Appointee: Rex Throckmorton

The City Council Appointee to the Board of Ethics is Rex Throckmorton. Please click here to view his resume. If you have any questions regarding this appointment please contact, Natalie Y. Howard, City Clerk, at 505-924-3650. 

Personnel Board Election: 2016 Certificate of Canvass

View the Certificate of Canvass for the July 12, 2016 Personnel Board Election.

Marie Julienne Elected to Personnel Board

Canceled: Jan. 10, 2018, Personnel Board Meeting

The next scheduled Personnel Board meeting is Feb. 14, 2018.

Notice Of Cancelation

The City Personnel Board meeting for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, has been canceled.

The next scheduled meeting is Feb. 14, 2018.

Canceled: March 14, 2018, Personnel Board Meeting

City Personnel Board meeting for March 14, 2018, is canceled.

The next meeting of the City Personnel Board is April 11, 2018.

Election Canvas: Nov. 20, 2018, Personnel Board

View the election canvas document for the Nov. 20, 2018, City of Albuquerque Personnel Board election.

Albuquerque City Clerk’s Office Launches Social Media Outreach

New Efforts by Clerk Will Increase Transparency & Public Awareness of Elections

December 12, 2018

In an effort to keep constituents informed about upcoming elections, ethics reforms, public records, administrative hearings, and overall transparency initiatives at City Hall, City Clerk Katy Duhigg today announced the launch of official social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

“Through our social media accounts, we will be better able to keep Albuquerque residents informed about the important work we’re doing here in the Clerk’s office,” said Duhigg. “We’ll also be better able to alert folks to upcoming events, and elections that they may want to participate in.”

In the coming months, the City Clerk’s office will be actively participating in the legislative session, running a special mail-in election with important updates to the City’s public financing system for Mayoral and Council campaigns, organizing with the 2020 Census, and managing petition and public financing qualifications for the 2019 City Council races.

To learn more please follow the Albuquerque City Clerk’s office on Twitter or Facebook @CABQCityClerk.

City Clerk’s Office Announces New Website for Publicly Financed Candidates

$5 Contributions to Publicly Financed Candidates Can Now Be Made Online.

April 24, 2019

As the 2019 campaign season gets underway this coming May, publicly financed candidates will have a new tool for reaching voters. The City Clerk’s office has announced the release of a pilot project that will allow candidates to collect their five-dollar qualifying contributions electronically.

The Clean Campaign Portal is a website created this year as a joint project between the City Clerk’s office and the Department of Technology and Innovation. Envisioned by Mayor Keller and built by local company, HoldMyTicket, the website allows voters to select a candidate running in the district they live in, verifies their voter registration, and processes their five-dollar electronic contribution.

The Clean Campaign Portal will make public financing more accessible to both voters and candidates. By providing automatic voter verification, candidates will have the tools to reach their voters. And by allowing for electronic contributions, voters have one more avenue to donate to their candidate.

“This website is one more step in making our elections more accessible and transparent. I ran a publicly financed campaign to become Mayor and am excited to see how this tool enhances the process,” stated Mayor Keller.

The City Clerk’s office has taken other steps in creating a more accessible and transparent election season. Prior to the exploratory period, the City Clerk held a public hearing and issued regulations for the Election Code and the Open and Ethical Election Code to assist candidates running for office. The City Clerk’s Office also released a 2019 Candidate Guide, created a video on how to use the campaign reporting site, and published an FAQ. All of these documents are available on the Clerk’s website and are meant to increase transparency and accessibility of the 2019 local election.

City Clerk Certifies Ten Publicly Funded City Council Candidates

Seventy-seven percent of candidates qualify for public funds.

June 4, 2019

The 2019 Local Election cycle brought out 13 city council candidates seeking public funding in the four open districts. Yesterday, the City Clerk finished the process of verifying the $5 qualifying contributions, and certified 10 of the 13 candidates. Information on candidates who qualified can be found here: http://www.cabq.gov/vote/2019-candidates

The City Clerk’s office sought to make public funding more accessible by piloting a website that allowed for $5 qualifying contributions to be made electronically for the first time this year. Just shy of 1,000 total contributions were made on the website, with one candidate in particular getting nearly 50% of their contributions through the site.

“We believe the City’s public financing program has proven to be accessible, and we will continue to work with Mayor Keller and this administration to find more ways to improve and advance the program.” stated City Clerk, Katy Duhigg.

Candidates will have through June 28 to collect their 500 petition signatures to qualify as a candidate on the ballot. The City Clerk’s office will continue verification of those signatures throughout the month, and will post updates weekly.

Mayor Tim Keller Signs Reforms of City Code of Ethics, Lobbying Oversight Ordinance

Fixes to make city government more transparent, accountable to the public.

October 22, 2019

Following a unanimous City Council vote on the administration’s proposal, the ethics and lobbying landscape in Albuquerque will see changes after Mayor Tim Keller signed a package of significant reforms into law this morning at City Hall. The Mayor was joined by City Councilors and government accountability and transparency advocates.

“Our ethics reform package fixes shortcomings and closes loopholes in the oversight of elections and lobbying of elected officials, making sure that citizens have a local government that is transparent and accountable to them,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “These reforms are a promise kept to modernize these ordinances and make city government more open.”

The Code of Ethics governs the Board of Ethics, as well as disclosures required of elected officials. This reform takes politics out of appointments to the Board, sets clear guidelines regarding campaign complaint timelines, and increases disclosure requirements for elected officials.

The reform of the Lobbyist Ordinance makes public disclosure more meaningful, ensuring the public knows who has hired lobbyists and what issues they are hired to lobby on. It also increases the frequency with which lobbyists must file reports from one annual report to quarterly reports, making access to information timelier.

“Access to information is central to effective democracy,” said City Clerk Katy Duhigg. “Mayor Keller and the City Council stepped up to create a culture of transparency in the City, and these reforms remedy clear shortcomings in our ordinances.”

“Transparency is vital to our local government and elections,” said City Council President Klarissa Peña. “I was honored to work with my fellow Councilors, Mayor Keller, and City Clerk Katy Duhigg on this legislation to ensure our City’s accountability to our community.”

“Moving forward, it’s important for our government employees to know these reforms on ethics and transparency are our marching orders.” Said Councilor Borrego.

“Throughout history, innovations in democracy have come from cities.” Said Councilor Harris. “The City of Albuquerque is now a leader in ethics and transparency.”

“I was proud to be a co-sponsor of this bipartisan legislation.” Said Councilor Sanchez. “When it comes to ethics, we should be holding the very highest standard. There is no more important trust than the public’s trust.”

Board of Ethics Mayoral Appointee: Michael Cadigan

Resume and public comment opportunity for Michael Cadigan, Mayoral Appointee, to the Board of Ethics.

The public comment period for Michael Cadigan, the Mayor’s proposed appointee for position 2 on the Board of Ethics and Campaign Practices is October 31, 2019 to November 14, 2019. Please click here to view Mr. Cadigan’s resume.  Any person shall be allowed to submit comments about the proposed member by written submission, electronically or otherwise, to the City Clerk. Please send electronic written submissions to [email protected]. Hardcopies of written submissions may be delivered to the Office of the City Clerk at 600 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque NM 87102, 7th Floor.  If you have any questions regarding this appointment please contact, Katy Duhigg, City Clerk, at 505-924-3650.

Notice of Preliminary Hearing BOE-02-2019

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices has scheduled a Preliminary Hearing for Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 1:00 P.M., in the VINCENT E. GRIEGO CHAMBERS, basement level of the City/County Building, to hear BOE-02-2019, Eric Shimamoto vs. Rio Grande Foundation, Inc.

Except for any portion of the meeting that may be closed by the Board pursuant to the provisions of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act, the meeting is open to the public.

Any disabled member of the public who wishes to attend the meeting and needs accommodations to attend or participate, such as sign language, interpretation, an amplifier, a reader or other form of accommodations, should contact Miriam Diemer at 924-3650, at least 5 days prior to the meeting. Also, disabled persons who need public documents such as meeting agendas, etc., in accessible format should contact Miriam Diemer.

Click here to view notice of hearing.

Board of Ethics City Council Appointee: James Breen

Resume and public comment opportunity for James Breen, City Council Appointee, to the Board of Ethics.

The public comment period for James Breen, the City Councils’s proposed appointee for position 7 on the Board of Ethics and Campaign Practices is November 18, 2019 to December 2, 2019. Please click here to view Mr. Breens’s resume.  Any person shall be allowed to submit comments about the proposed member by written submission, electronically or otherwise, to the City Clerk. Please send electronic written submissions to [email protected]. Hardcopies of written submissions may be delivered to the Office of the City Clerk at 600 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque NM 87102, 7th Floor.  If you have any questions regarding this appointment please contact, Katy Duhigg, City Clerk, at 505-924-3650.

City Clerk Katy Duhigg Announces Resignation

Duhigg, who helped reform City election code, steps down to run for office

ALBUQUERQUE – City Clerk Katy Duhigg announced today she is resigning from her post. Duhigg, who has served as an advocate for fair elections, open government, and transparency in her time as City Clerk, is stepping down from her post in order to run for office.

“Katy has dedicated her career to making government more open and responsive,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “She spent her tenure at the City improving transparency and making government work better for our community. With Katy at the helm, we revamped the City election code and reformed the code of ethics to help fix shortcomings in the oversight of elections and lobbying.” 

“It has been an honor to serve Albuquerque over the past year and a half,” said Duhigg. “I am proud of the reforms we made to the City’s Election Code, public financing, and Code of Ethics. We brought City elections in line with state law and emphasized transparency and accessibility so elections would serve people over politics. The record-setting turnout in the recent Local Election clearly shows that the City is heading in the right direction.”

Duhigg has served as City Clerk since August 2018. In that role she was the City’s chief records custodian and oversaw the 2019 Local Election for the City that included 14 candidates, a host of bond initiatives, and runoff elections in City Council Districts 2 and 4. This election was unique in that it was the first consolidated election under the new election laws that will combine municipal elections with other agencies in odd-numbered years.

Although City Clerk is an unclassified position filled by Mayoral appointment and confirmed by City Council, the City will post the job publicly for all qualified candidates to submit an application.

Deputy Clerk Ethan Watson has been named Acting City Clerk in the interim.

 

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Notice of Preliminary Hearing BOE 08-19

Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices has scheduled a meeting for Friday, January 10, 2020 beginning at 2:00 P.M., in the VINCENT E. GRIEGO CHAMBERS, basement level of the City/County Building.

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices has scheduled a meeting for Friday, January 10, 2020 beginning at 2:00 P.M., in the VINCENT E. GRIEGO CHAMBERS, basement level of the City/County Building, to hear:

  • Approval of Minutes from January 3, 2020 Meeting
  • Preliminary Hearing for BOE 08-19

Except for any portion of the meeting that may be closed by the Board pursuant to the provisions of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act, the meeting will be open to the public.

Any disabled member of the public who wishes to attend the meeting and needs accommodations to attend or participate, such as sign language, interpretation, an amplifier, a reader or other form of accommodations, should contact Camille Cordova at 924-3650, at least 5 days prior to the meeting.  Also, disabled persons who need public documents such as meeting agendas, etc., in accessible format should contact Camille Cordova.

Notice of BOE Meeting, January 3, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices has scheduled a meeting for Friday, January 3, 2020 beginning at 2:00 P.M., in the VINCENT E. GRIEGO CHAMBERS, basement level of the City/County Building.

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices has scheduled a meeting for Friday, January 3, 2020 beginning at 2:00 P.M., in the VINCENT E. GRIEGO CHAMBERS, basement level of the City/County Building, to hear:

  •  Approval of Minutes from December 6, 2019 Meeting
  • Good Cause Extension for BOE 06-19

Except for any portion of the meeting that may be closed by the Board pursuant to the provisions of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act, the meeting will be open to the public.

Any disabled member of the public who wishes to attend the meeting and needs accommodations to attend or participate, such as sign language, interpretation, an amplifier, a reader or other form of accommodations, should contact Camille Cordova at 924-3650, at least 5 days prior to the meeting.  Also, disabled persons who need public documents such as meeting agendas, etc., in accessible format should contact Camille Cordova.

Notice of BOE Meeting, January 10 2020

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices has scheduled a meeting for Friday, January 10, 2020 beginning at 2:00 P.M., in the VINCENT E. GRIEGO CHAMBERS, basement level of the City/County Building, to hear:
  • Approval of Minutes from January 3, 2020 Meeting
  • Possible Settlement BOE 02-19
  • Possible Settlement BOE 06-19

Except for any portion of the meeting that may be closed by the Board pursuant to the provisions of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act, the meeting will be open to the public.

Any disabled member of the public who wishes to attend the meeting and needs accommodations to attend or participate, such as sign language, interpretation, an amplifier, a reader or other form of accommodations, should contact Camille Cordova at 924-3650, at least 5 days prior to the meeting.  Also, disabled persons who need public documents such as meeting agendas, etc., in accessible format should contact Camille Cordova.

Board of Ethics Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Ethics & Campaign Practices has scheduled a meeting for Friday, February 28, 2020 beginning at 2:00 P.M., in the VINCENT E. GRIEGO CHAMBERS, basement level of the City/County Building, to hear:
  • Approval of Minutes from January 3, 2020 Meeting
  • Settlement in BOE 06-2019
  • Evidentiary Hearing in BOE 02-2019
  • Consideration of Proposed BOE Rules

Except for any portion of the meeting that may be closed by the Board pursuant to the provisions of the New Mexico Open Meetings Act, the meeting will be open to the public.

Any disabled member of the public who wishes to attend the meeting and needs accommodations to attend or participate, such as sign language, interpretation, an amplifier, a reader or other form of accommodations, should contact Camille Cordova at 924-3650, at least 5 days prior to the meeting.  Also, disabled persons who need public documents such as meeting agendas, etc., in accessible format should contact Camille Cordova.