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Public Safety Tax Advisory Board

Information about the City of Albuquerque's Public Safety Tax Advisory Board.

Contact Information

Lawrence Davis
Budget Officer
Department of Finance & Administration
[email protected]
505-768-3103

Purpose

The City Council finds that an ongoing review is needed to ensure that the use of the Public Safety Tax most effectively meets the needs of the City and its residents. The City Council also finds that an advisory board consisting of key City and citizen public safety stakeholders is the most appropriate vehicle to review the use of the tax, and suggest changes, if necessary, in the distribution of Public Safety Tax revenue.

Duties

The duties of the Board shall be as follows:

  1. Review the use of the Public Safety Tax revenue for the previous fiscal year.
  2. Review the distribution of revenue among the three funded City Departments and recommend changes, if necessary, to the percentage of revenue distributed, based on community conditions.
  3. Provide recommendations to the Mayor and City Council by January 1 for the proposed use of Public Safety Tax revenues for the upcoming fiscal year.

Meetings

Meeting day and times of the Public Safety Tax Advisory Board have not yet been set. This information will be updated here once a meeting schedule has been determined. Meetings are open to the public.

View upcoming Meetings and Agendas.

Minutes

Minutes will be posted here as they become available.

Resolutions

View the resolution authorizing the Public Safety Tax Advisory Board

Membership

Updated: Dec. 18, 2019

Status Name Seat Term
Vacant   Crime Prevention/Intervention/Finance  
Vacant   Law Enforcement/Finance  
Vacant Mr. Manilal “Manu” Patel Emergency Medical Services/Finance Oct. 12, 2022 
Vacant   At-Large  
Vacant   At-Large  

Composition of Board

There is hereby created a Public Safety Tax Advisory Board to review and recommend to the Council the use and distribution of the Public Safety Tax imposed at §4-3-8-1 et seq. ROA 1994.The Board shall consist of five members as follows:

  • One member with experience or financial expertise in crime prevention and intervention appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council
  • One member with experience or financial expertise in law enforcement appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council,
  • One member with experience or financial expertise in emergency medical services appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council, and
  • Two At-Large members appointed by the City Council.

The Board shall elect a chair from its members. The term of office for members of the Board shall be for three years unless the appointment is to fill a vacancy. Each member may serve a maximum of two terms.