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District 2 Newsletter

September 13, 2019 Newsletter from City Councilor Isaac Benton

Hello Neighbors,

Due to circumstances beyond the City's control, Monday's Council meeting has been cancelled and a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 at 4:00 pm in Council Chambers, basement level of city hall:  Agenda.

Legislation

R-19-187 Declaration of a Climate Emergency (Benton, Davis, Gibson) will be on the agenda for Wednesday's meeting.  This resolution endorses the declaration of a climate emergency, commits to a city-wide just transition and climate emergency mobilization effort, and calls for regional collaboration and mobilization. In 2008, the City of Albuquerque assembled a task force to develop a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the city by 80 percent by the year 2050. The result was the Climate Action Plan (CAP), which suggests policy goals in the areas of carbon offsets, local food and agriculture, carbon neutral buildings, recycling, renewable energy, social change, livable neighborhoods, and transportation.   Due to a change in Administration and Council, that plan was never adopted or implemented.  R-19-187 calls for utilizing/updating the 2009 Climate Action Plan as a framework for the City's just transition plan.  The resolution also emphasizes the need for a regional just transition and climate emergency mobilization effort in full partnership with residents of Albuquerque, community organizations, allies, Tribal nations, and traditional agricultural communities, keeping the concerns of vulnerable communities central to mobilization efforts.

Boards & Commissions Vacancies

The District 2 position on the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is vacant.  Apply here!
The District 2 position on the Library Advisory Board is vacant.  Apply here!

Upcoming Events

Project Update: Rio Grande & Candelaria Roundabout

The intersection of Rio Grande NW and Candelaria NW will reopen this weekend.  Final punch list work on the roundabout will be continuing during the next 30 days.

If you want to be involved in public input on the new landscape design, contact my office and we will include you on that list.   

Not sure how to navigate a roundabout or need a refresher?  See below for the steps:

Rio Grande Candelaria Roundabout

Community Announcements/Resources

Sincerely,
Isaac Benton
City Councilor, District 2