Thursday, May 6, 2010

City Council Voting Record; May 3, 2010

EC-10-79 Recommendation of Award to Provide "Laboratory Water/Soil Testing Services"
Motion: Approve
Voted: For
Status: Passed

OC-10-5 Environmental Planning Commission, District 3 Nominee - Rob Dickson
Motion: Confirm
Voted: For
Status: Passed

EC-10-135 Mayor's Recommendation of Huitt-Zollars, Inc. for Engineering Consultants for
Southern Boulevard Reconstruction
Motion: Approve
Voted: For
Status: Passed

O-09-90 F/S Establishing The Balloon Fiesta Park Commission; Establishing The Responsibility
of The Commission (O'Malley)
Motion: Do Pass as Substituted, as Amended
Voted: For
Status: Passed

R-10-52 Directing The Administration To Develop a Comprehensive Plan To Reduce The
Escalating Operational and Capital Costs of Maintaining The Current Fleet of Police
Vehicles and To Provide a Report To The Council (Winter)
Motion: Do Pass as Amended
Voted: For
Status: Passed

R-10-44 C/S Relating To Capital Projects; Creating A Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Project On
Rainbow Boulevard and Universe Boulevard Within The Transportation Infrastructure
Tax Fund 340; Directing The Administration To Make Lighting, Safety and Street
Improvements; Appropriating and Designating Funds In The Transportation
Infrastructure Tax Fund 340 (Lewis)
Motion: Do Pass
Voted: For
Status: Passed

To view entire action agenda including, consent agenda, deferalls, and other Councilors votes, click here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Early Voting Information for the June 1, 2010 Primary Election

from Bernalillo County Clerk

Early In Person voting for the June 1, 2010 Primary Election will be conducted as follows:
Clerk’s Office Annex Downtown – Beginning Tuesday May 4
620 Lomas NW *Note location change from 1 Civic Plaza, 6th Floor
Dates and Hours of Operation
Tuesday May 4 – Saturday May 8: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday May 10 – Saturday May 15: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday May 17 – Saturday May 22: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday May 24 – Saturday May 29: 8:00am – 8:00pm
16 Additional Locations – Beginning Saturday, May 15
98th & Central Shopping Center
120 98th St NW, Suite B-5
Alameda West Shopping Center
10131 Coors Blvd NW, Suite B-1
Caracol Plaza Shopping Center
12500 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 101
Coors Plaza
3200 Coors NW, Suite A
Daskalos Shopping Center
5339 & 5339A Menaul NE
Goff Plaza
1720 Bridge SW, Suite G-1
Los Ranchos Villa
6601 4th St NW, Suites A, B, C
Mission Square Shopping Center
1331 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Suite 2M
Montgomery Assets Shopping Center
6910 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite C
Montgomery Crossing
8510 Montgomery Blvd NE
Paseo Crossing Shopping Center
8000 Paseo Del Norte NE, Suite B9
Petroglyph Plaza Shopping Center
8201 Golf Course Rd NW, Suite C4B
Rio Bravo Senior Meal Site
3910 Isleta SW
Siesta Hills Shopping Center
5405 Gibson SE
Tijeras City Hall
12 Camino Municipal - Tijeras
University of New Mexico
Student Union Building
Dates and Hours of Operation
Saturday May 15: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday May 17 – Saturday May 22: 8:00am – 8:00pm
Monday May 24 – Saturday May 29: 8:00am – 8:00pm
For more information, please contact our office at (505) 468.1291 or

Monday, May 3, 2010

Donations end woman's hunger strike


Posted at: 05/03/2010 8:13 AM

By: Misa Maruyama, Eyewitness News 4

Nkazi Sinandile, or Mama Kazi

An Albuquerque woman who went on a 16 day hunger strike has received an outpouring of community support.

On Friday, Eyewitness News 4 aired a story about Nkazi Sinandile, known as Mama Kazi, who was trying to raise awareness about people who came to New Mexico to escape violence in their own countries. Since then, strangers have been donating sewing machines, yarn, fabric and clothes.

"I'm grateful for what they've done for the families because these women are able to sew, then they can make money," said Sinandile.

"They're beautiful, and everything is good," said 14-year-old refugee Delphine Mpawemmana, as she looked at the donated fabric. "I can't wait to sew."

Meagan Earickson of Albuquerque donated a used station wagon, which belonged to her late grandfather.

"It came to me when I needed it. It served its purpose and I don't really have a need for it, so I wanted to return the favor," Earickson said.

Sinandile said she'll use the car to take refugee families to community centers where children play, while their parents sew and learn to read and write.