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Albuquerque City Council Meeting on August 2nd Will Be Virtual

The meeting will start at 5:00 PM on Monday, August 2, 2021.

July 30, 2021

The Albuquerque City Council will continue to meet virtually on Zoom video conference for its Meeting on Monday, August 2, 2021, after it was initially announced as an in-person meeting.  The start time will be at 5:00 PM.  The City Council had been planning for a return to chambers for several weeks, but just as plans were being finalized, the CDC issued new recommendations that impact Bernalillo County and the Albuquerque Journal reported a 35% spike in hospitalizations.  The New Mexico Department of Health also presented data on July 28th suggesting an upward trend in new COVID-19 cases within the State.

“We announced a return to in person meetings at the beginning of the week, but with the new data and guidance that came out since then we reevaluated that decision.  As much as we had hoped for a return to chambers in August, we still need to be vigilant and responsive to changes with the pandemic and continue to put safety first,” said Council President Borrego.

According to the CDC’s website, Bernalillo County is presently categorized as an area with a “Substantial Level of Community Transmission” and the CDC is recommending additional safety precautions even for vaccinated persons in these areas in order to maximize protection from the Delta Variant.  “It’s not uncommon for City Council Meetings to be attended by hundreds of people at times.  Out of an abundance of caution for my colleagues, City staff, and the broader community who could be impacted, we’ll continue to keep our meetings virtual for now and monitor things going forward,” said Council President Borrego.

Members of the public will continue to have the ability to view the meeting through GOVTV on Comcast Channel 16, or to stream live on the GOVTV website at or on YouTube or on Zoom Webinar. The GOVTV live stream can be accessed at these addresses from most smartphones, tablets, or computers.

The Council will take general public comment on agenda items. To provide real time verbal public comment over Zoom, participants must sign up for public comment before the meeting. Written comments will be distributed to all Councilors for review in advance of the meeting. The public comment links will be shared with the agenda for the meeting on the City Council website on Friday, July 30th.