Thursday, April 22, 2010

Clayton Heights MRA Community Meeting

Albuquerque City Councilors Isaac Benton and Rey Garduño would like to invite you and your neighbors to a community meeting regarding the Clayton Heights Metropolitan Redevelopment Plan. On April 14th, the LUPZ Committee heard from concerned residents regarding the Clayton Heights MRA Plan and in response, Councilors Benton and Garduño are working to resolve these issues with community input.

The meeting will be Tuesday, April 27th at 5:30 pm in the Loma Linda Community Center Multipurpose Room.

Please come prepared with specific questions, comments, and suggested changes to the plan itself, as Councilors Benton and Garduño would like to focus on the plan that is currently in front of the City Council.

Please pass this message along to your neighbors and view the draft plan here;

Please contact our office with any questions or concerns at (505) 768-3152.

City of Albuquerque Changes Hours For 311 Citizen Contact Center

Please be aware of the changes to the City of Albuquerque's 311 services.

ALBUQUERQUEThe Richard J. Berry Administration announced today the 311 Citizen Contact Center will change its operating hours beginning April 23, 2010.

“This is a way that we can save taxpayer dollars without disrupting the high level of service our residents have come to expect,” Mayor Berry said. “Our 311 system is a model of customer service for cities all around the nation. I’m proud to say it will continue to be a role model.”

New 311 operating hours are as follows:

Monday – Saturday: 6a.m.- 9 p.m.

Sunday- 9a.m. – 6p.m. (transportation and animal control calls only)

The Berry Administration is pleased to see this efficiency will have little impact on residents. A thorough examination of the 311 Citizen Call Center revealed only two percent of calls needing City service came during hours after 9 p.m. The change in hours alone will result in a half a million dollar savings for this division in the next year.

Emergency calls should continue to funnel into 911. Calls for city services such as bus route information, graffiti removal, garbage pickup, or pool/community center hours must be called in during operating hours. The City of Albuquerque also encourages citizens to utilize which has information available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on City services.

Monday, April 19, 2010

STEPS Workshop: The Mobile Cart Concept

The Southeast Team for Entrepreneurial Success (STEPS) presents

The Mobile Cart Concept for Food and Merchandise

Are you interested? Is a Food Cart in your future?
Will be presented MAY 1, 2010
at Cesar Chavez Community Center (Multi-­Purpose Room)
Louisiana & Kathryn SE 9:30am -­12:30pm