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July 27, 2021 Community Hall Newsletter

This week Mayor Tim Mayor Keller announced: Reopening July 1, 2021; Visit One of Many Public Facilities to Cool Down; Fourth of July Events; Summer Adventure Camps at Balloon Fiesta Park are Back!; City of Albuquerque Ribbon Cutting on 18 New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations; Fourth of July Closures; Black Community Investment Fund; City of Albuquerque launches Nob Hill-University Public Safety ECHO; and THRIVE 21 Recovery Plan Outlines Six Strategies for Prosperity.

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Dear Albuquerque,

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been doing a lot of looking ahead at CABQ. We’re looking ahead at new opportunities to strengthen our partnerships to fight crime and address root causes. We’re looking ahead to fall, when school and enriching before and after school programs resume. And we’re looking ahead a little further, to when an exciting addition could be added to our cityscape.

This month, we convened public safety leaders to launch the Mayor’s Albuquerque Metro Crime Initiative (MCI), with representatives from the offices of the Governor, Attorney General, District Attorney, Public Defender, courts, Albuquerque Police Department, State Police, legislators, city councilors, behavioral healthcare providers, colleges, and more. The goal of the MCI isn’t to produce studies or lengthy reports; it’s to build consensus on urgent action items throughout the criminal justice system that we can implement now and during the upcoming legislative session. The second session of the MCI meets this week to focus on early crime intervention and I hope you’ll tune in. The meetings are available on our YouTube Channel, here. 

As we double down on public safety, we are also building a Burque for future generations to enjoy. As our summer youth programs wind down, registration for Fall before and after school programs, camps, clubs, and more are opening soon. We believe every child in Albuquerque should have access to opportunities to stay safe and engaged. Our Youth Connect programs provide a vital service for families and an enriching experience for kids and teens.

As we continue to  invest in  the challenges our city faces, we are also looking at our opportunities. That’s why we’re taking the next step and exploring a multi-use stadium that can serve as a home for tenants like New Mexico United. A flagship venue for sports games, concerts, worship services, and civic events would draw visitors from around the state and be a great support for local businesses in the area. If the City Council votes to put this bond proposal - that will not raise taxes - on the ballot, each of you will have the chance to vote for or against it in November. It’s just the beginning of a conversation and we hope you’ll join us for future community input opportunities. 

I hope you and yours have been enjoying the summer and all our city has to offer, and I look forward to engaging with you on this work and so much more in the weeks ahead,

-Mayor Tim Keller

This week, Mayor Tim Mayor Keller announced:

  • Mayor Tim Keller Convenes Albuquerque Metro Crime Initiative
  • Feasibility Study and Ballot Proposal for Multi-Purpose Stadium
  • City Secures Space for Public Safety District Office in Heart of Downtown
  • Cruzin’ Into the School Year
  • Back to School is almost Here!
  • Fast-Track to Housing Program Successfully Transitions Individuals into Stable Housing
  • City Launches EV Ready Dealership Program
  • City Encourages Families to Take Advantage of ‘Bank on Burque’ Banking Services Ahead of Federal Child Tax Credits