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    Sign: "I support Albuquerque's Immigrant-Friendly City Status"

    City Councilors Klarissa Peña, Pat Davis, Ike Benton and Diane Gibson have introduced a resolution reaffirming Albuquerque's "Immigrant Friendly City" status,  but not everyone agrees.

    From the Albuquerque Journal:

    In December 2000, city lawmakers voted 9-0 to declare Albuquerque an “immigrant-friendly city,” and today, four councilors will introduce a measure intended to reaffirm that 16-year-old resolution.

    Councilors Isaac Benton, Klarissa Peña, Pat Davis and Diane Gibson will introduce the memorial at today’s [Monday's] City Council meeting, but final action will not be taken until Feb. 22.

    “We want to reaffirm that we are an immigrant-friendly city,” Davis said of the memorial. The measure also directs City Council staff to review policies for handling undocumented immigrants, he said. “Let’s take a look at how these departments are addressing the needs of immigrants in Albuquerque,” Davis said Friday...

    Mayor Richard Berry made immigration a central issue in his successful 2009 campaign against former-Mayor Martin Chávez. Berry argued that Albuquerque needed tougher policies on immigrants.

    After taking office, Berry settled on a new policy of checking the immigration status of everyone arrested by Albuquerque police, regardless of nationality.

    Berry’s policy narrowly survived a City Council challenge in 2010, on a 5-4 party-line vote, with Republicans backing Berry.

    565 signatures

    City Councilors want to hear from residents.  

    Show your support for the Resolution reaffirming Albuquerque's "Immigrant Friendly City" status by adding your signature and message to the Council.

    [then share online to help us show real, grassroots support for our Immigrant Friendly City]

    Will you sign?

  • Survey

    Setting a new standard for Solar Energy for ABQ

    What if Albuquerque was a real leader in solar energy? Why aren't we?

    On Monday May 16th, the City of Albuquerque could take a big step in that direction with the adoption of a new 25% solar energy standard.  I'm co-sponsoring legislation to do just that.   

    R-16-36: Establishing A Goal Of Generating Twenty Five Percent Of The Energy Consumed By City Of Albuquerque Facilities From Solar Energy By 2025 (Davis, Benton) Read the full text here.


    Did you know?

    • As of 2010solar_icon.pngthe State of New Mexico emits nearly 55 million metric tons of carbon pollution a year from fossil fuel combustion; and

    • Solar power is one of the cleanest sources of energy with which the people of Albuquerque can power homes, businesses, and cars to achieve better air quality and reduce carbon pollution; and

    • Producing one kilowatt-hour of energy via solar photovoltaic (PV) systems requires approximately one-ninth as much water as producing one kilowatt-hour from a combined cycle fossil gas plant, and one seventeenth as much as from a coal-fired plant; and

    • The State of New Mexico receives more than 300 days of sunshine per year, thereby granting it the second greatest solar potential of the fifty states in the country; and

    • The City of Albuquerque, was ranked 12th in the country of major cities for installed solar capacity in 2014; and

    • Despite anemic conditions throughout the state’s economy, the New Mexican solar industry has grown steadily, with solar installations increasing by 37 percent from 2013 to 2014; and

    • The solar industry currently provides 1,900 jobs to New Mexicans, which was a 73 percent increase from 2012 to 2015.

    For all those reasons, and more, I'm co-sponsoring with Councilor Ike Benton a new bill to set an ambitious new solar energy standard for Albuquerque's city energy use.

    Our plan is up for a vote at the City Council on Monday May 16th.  If it passes (and that's not certain), we'll set a plan for City facilities to generate 25% of our energy use from solar energy.  

    And this isn't one of those resolutions that sets a goal but doesn't do anything to implement it.  Our plan requires the city to submit a plan in 6 months to the Mayor and the City Council that provides options, remedies, alternatives, solutions and recommendations to achieve the goal. 

    Let us know what you think.  Use this quick survey to share your thoughts before our council vote on Monday.

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    Construction Alert: San Mateo & Central

    From the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Water Authority: Beginning Monday, May 9, 2016 and lasting through July 2016, the Water Authority will relocate water lines on Central between Truman and Madeira and associated lines on San Mateo that are in conflict with the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project. Smith Engineering is the engineer for the project and New Mexico Underground is the contractor.  Regular work hours will be Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., although the contractor may work additional hours or on weekends if needed. Area residents and businesses will be notified in advance of any planned water shutoffs. ACCESS WILL BE MAINTAINED TO ALL BUSINESSES AND RESIDENCES.   
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    Why I (reluctantly) support ART - and how we continue to make it better

    A little over 100 days ago, I began serving as Albuquerque’s newest City Councilor. I, like many residents and businesses along Central, felt like I had inherited a project I had little input on, or understanding of: ART.   While initially skeptical, I’ve come to believe that Central Avenue – and all of Albuquerque – must adopt a more progressive and forward looking plan if we are going to succeed in the 21st century. ART is not perfect, we can and have already made improvements, but it is a big step in the right direction.
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    What do you think about ART?

    pat davis forum on ART

    Initial funding for the ART project was approved by the previous City Council 6-months before I took office.

    By the time I took office in December 2015, I’d heard from a lot of Burqueños, both for and against ART. No matter what their position, they all had more questions than the city has provided answers.

    Some business owners have expressed real concerns about the impacts construction could have on businesses along the route, others are very much in favor of increased investment and making shopping centers like Nob Hill more inviting to shoppers.

    Residents have asked about pedestrian and bicycle access and how this project fits into a larger and longer-term plan for a better transit system for ABQ.

    To answer those questions, I held a public forum in early February arrow(read about that here).  Of those who attended, 60% were in favor of better mass transit along Central.  30% of attendees identified themselves as 'very supportive,' 39% were against.  Others were somewhere in the middle or wanted more information. (see the results on the event page here)

    More than 250 people attended and asked over 130 questions.  We addressed the most frequently asked questions at the forum, and are working to post other questions and answers at brtabq.com.


    UPDATE: The city's grant request for federal funding for ART was included in the President's budget on Feb. 9.

    Additional meetings are already being planned to inform the community of the ART plans for construction and implementation. I'll keep you informed.

    Before the final grant comes back to the city for acceptance, I want to hear from you.

    How does this work? 

    Has someone already asked your question or offered input you want to weigh in on?

    • Just click "I Agree" or "I Disagree" to weigh in on that issue

    If not, just add a new suggestion or input so others can weigh in on your idea


    Why do I have to sign in?  Everyone's opinion is important and I want to be able to provide feedback to everyone who has a question.  Signing in helps me contact you with a response. 

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    Mayor Berry proposes to lower ABQ minimum wage

    Would Albuquerque be better off if we lowered our minimum wage?  Mayor Berry's administration says yes.  Republican leaders in Santa Fe recently introduced a bill that would roll back Albuquerque's $8.75/hr minimum wage to the state's lower $7.50/hr.When HB 211 was introduced in Santa Fe, no one gave it much thought - until Mayor Berry weighed in telling legislators and KRQE that lowering the minimum wage was good for business growth in ABQ.
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    Neighborhood Assoc's tip helps APD close down drug house near middle school

    Albuquerque police credit Neighborhood Association tips and good detective work with the arrests and seizure of drugs and a firearm from a problem residence near a Southeast Albuquerque middle school. "I'm extremely proud of the local police officers who responded to neighborhood complaints and worked to close down this apparently drug house just a little more than a block from a middle school and city community center," City Councilor Pat Davis said.
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    Two-Day Cleanup Cleans 60+ Sites in La Mesa/Trumbull

    In mid-December, Paul W. in the La Mesa neighborhood contacted the office of new City Councilor Pat Davis for help cleaning up trash and large abandoned items from vacant lots in the La Mesa and Trumbull neighborhoods. Paul ultimately helped to suggest a list of dozens of properties in need of attention. Working with the city's Solid Waste Department, District 6 Council analyst Sean Foran was able to request a neighborhood clean up effort.  More than sixty different property locations - both vacant and commercial - were ultimately visited by code enforcement officers and Solid Waste Department staff, resulting in the removal of more than 200 junk and trash items in two days in December, just before the holidays.   100 block of Rhode Island SE 300 block of Grove SE 8100 block of Marquette NE
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    City Councilor Davis Introduces Memorial to Oppose Gay Discrimination Bill in Legislature

    Two Republican state legislators have pre-filed legislation to amend New Mexico law permitting discrimination against LGBT residents in housing, employment and services. City Councilor Pat Davis introduced City Memorial 1 opposing this legislation.  It is scheduled to be considered at the council's January 20th meeting, just as the 2016 legislative session begins. Read the Memorial below or track it online here.
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    Vandals Trash Wilson Mid School, GoFundMe donations help teachers restore classrooms

    from the desk ofAlbuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis Holiday grinches cause almost $80,000 in damage to Wilson Middle School classrooms APS working to restore classrooms Community donations seek to restore teacher supplies
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