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Santa Barbara - Martineztown Pedestrian Improvements

Information about the Santa Barbara Martineztown pedestrian improvements project.


The final report and recommendations are complete.

Councilor Benton will be utilizing a participatory budgeting process to determine neighborhood priorities for projects, both short-term and long-term. There is currently $150,000 for these improvements.

He will be hosting a kick-off meeting for this process at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Santa Barbara School community room (1420 Edith NE).

Participatory Budgeting Process: You Decide Project Priorities

Last year, Councilor Benton used District 2 set-aside funds to complete a traffic study for Santa Barbara Martineztown. That study included recommendations for improvements in the neighborhood. Now, he would like you to vote for the projects you would like to see prioritized.


How to Vote

You can vote through any of the following four methods:

Method 1: Online Ballot


Method 2: Mail-In Ballot

Mail your ballot and identifying documents to:

Jeff Hertz, Policy Analyst
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103

Method 2: Email Ballot

Email your ballot and identifying documents to [email protected].

Method 4: Vote In Person

Vote in person at the Santa Barbara School community room at 1420 Edith NE during these times:

  • Kick-off meeting Thursday, July 26 at 6 p.m.
  • Voting hours Saturday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Voting hours Saturday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • SBMTNA meeting Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.
  • Voting hours Saturday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Semillas y Raices meeting Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.
  • Voting hours Saturday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Eligibility to Vote

All residents (12 years or older), business owners, and property owners in Santa Barbara Martineztown are eligible to vote. The neighborhood boundaries are Lomas to the south, Menaul to the north, railroad tracks to the west, and I-25 to the east.

In order to vote, you will need to show that you meet the eligibility requirement by providing identification and proof of residence, business, or property ownership in the neighborhood.

You are not required to be a citizen or a registered voter.

  • A driver's license or local, state, or federal/military ID that includes name and street address may be used to prove eligibility.
  • Some form of ID and proof of address may be used to prove eligibility. In order to encourage participation, a wide range of proof will be accepted (see below). If you have alternative proof you would like considered, please contact Jeff Hertz, Policy Analyst at (505) 768-3184 or [email protected].

Accepted ID

One of the following may be used as identification:

  • Voter registration card
  • Municipal ID
  • Current lease
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID
  • Library Card
  • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or other Immigration Documentation
  • Passport or other ID issued by a foreign government
  • Social Security Card
  • Employment Authorization Document
  • Birth or marriage certificate
  • Union Membership Card

Accepted Address Documents

One of the following may be used for proof of address:

  • Utility, medical, credit card bill
  • Paycheck or paycheck stub from an employer or a W-2 statement with name and address
  • Bank statement or bank-issued credit card statement
  • Social Security benefit statements or check
  • Medicare or other insurance document with name and address
  • Tax forms
  • School records (or naming the parents of children attending school and the parents' address)
  • Lease or mortgage statement
  • Title or deed to property
  • Statement of property ownership from Bernalillo County
  • Business license with name and address