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April 9, 2021 Community Hall Newsletter

This week Mayor Tim Mayor Keller announced: Gibson Medical Center; Acquisition of Poole Property; Emergency Rental Assistance Available; Registration for Summer Youth Programming; comfort dog, Graham; citywide Speeding and Racing Operations; Rally to Stop Hate and Bias; 123rd Cadet Class graduates; Infrastructure Investments; Proposed Recovery Budget; and Improved Crosswalks.

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Hello Albuquerque,

As we inch closer toward “green” I want to thank everyone for doing their part to keep our community safe and healthy. This pandemic is not over and we cannot let up in our fight to keep those numbers low, especially compared to other major cities. Keep wearing your masks, social distancing, and take the shot when you get the opportunity. Our state has done a great job with vaccine distribution across New Mexico and right here in Albuquerque. 

We know that while the end of the pandemic seems to be in reach, many people are still feeling the impact. This week, we are beginning to distribute $21.6 million in rental and utility assistance to help Albuquerque families stay in their homes. Read more about our program below. 

We are also continuing to provide COVID-safe youth programming throughout the school year and summer so that parents and guardians can keep their kids safe and engaged as they remain in or return to the workplace. Registration for some programs has started at

Our resolve to make our community safer for everyone remains the top priority. The budget proposal we recently sent to City Council funds long overdue crime-fighting technology, hiring more police officers for constitutional, community policing, and ongoing reform efforts. It’s not acceptable to have officers rushing from call to call and we’re meeting our goal of hiring 100 qualified officers each year, with forty-five new officers hitting the streets this month. 

We’re also making big strides on key projects like the Gateway Centers to provide compassionate solutions for the unhoused, protecting precious open space on the Westside and more. Thank you for your commitment to our community, it is making a difference.

Mask up! And be well,

-Mayor Tim Keller

This week, Mayor Tim Mayor Keller announced:

  • City of Albuquerque Acquires Gibson Medical Center
  • Mayor Keller and Community Leaders Celebrate Acquisition of Poole Property
  • Emergency Rental Assistance Available
  • City of Albuquerque Opens Registration for Summer Youth Programming
  • APD and PNM introduce new comfort dog, Graham
  • Albuquerque Police release results of citywide Speeding and Racing Operations
  • City, State, and Leaders of the Asian American Pacific Islander Community Rally to Stop Hate and Bias
  • Albuquerque Police Department graduates 123rd Cadet Class
  • Albuquerque Focused on Infrastructure Investments Amidst COVID-19 Recovery
  • Mayor Keller Proposes Recovery Budget for Albuquerque in Coming Year
  • Keller Administration Improves Crosswalks at 49 Elementary and Middle Schools