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  • Events in the Neighborhood

    Daily Pollen Count May Help Deal With Spring Allergies

    No matter which neighborhood in Albuquerque you live in, the springtime pollen in the air may be affecting you, your family, and even your pets! You can check the city’s daily pollen count online at:www.cabq.gov/airquality/todays-status. Please note the pollen information is updated daily, so you may want to bookmark the page and check it frequently.

    Springtime “Bugging” You? There’s Help!

    It’s spring in Albuquerque, and  that usually means bugs, bugs, and more bugs! The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) offers twice-yearly regular sewer system treatment throughout the city and county for cockroach infestation, and they also offer specific treatment for neighborhoods. To request cockroach control treatment in your area, complete the online request form at:http://www.abcwua.org/Cockroach_Control.aspx or call 505/824-WATR (9287).

    Jr. Golf News & Notes from Ladera Golf Course

    Jr. Golf will be run by a Bulldog (Eric Alaniz) and a Tiger (David Lovato)!!! Bulldog and Tiger are putting together Albuquerque’s best Jr. Program. They are also forming The Ladera PGA Jr. League. Ladera will be the place to be for the finest JR Golf instruction, introduction, and all out fun!!!

    Northwest Area Command Community Policing Council meetings:

    Held the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM. The meeting is at the Northwest Area Command Substation located at 10401 Cibola Loop, NW 87114 across from Cibola High School.

  • What’s Going on in Albuquerque

    Facebook Community Trainings Offered by National Hispanic Cultural Center

    The National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW, will host free Facebook Community Boost trainings, Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4. These workshops offer excellent business training and networking opportunities, as well as the chance to see how Facebook can boost your community outreach. Visit: https://bit.ly/2vewPlP to register and choose which sessions you want to attend

    Public Libraries Don’t Just Offer Books for Checkout!

    Did you know that our public libraries don’t just offer books to check out? It’s true! They also offer a wide range of CDs, DVDs, e-Books, and – this is the best part! – you can also check out ukuleles and cake pans! So if you’ve been wanting to learn this musical instrument but don’t have one, or expand your baking skills and make a cake in the shape of a heart, the library is your starting point! Visit: www.abqlibrary.org for a complete catalog of free items for checking out!

     

    Library Branches Offer Storytime for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

    Many of our city libraries offer terrific resources for parents, and the Storytime events are among the favorites. The weekly Storytime dates and times vary, but you can find one each week at nearly every branch. To learn more about Storytime for your little one, visit: www.abqlibrary.org

    Local NMDOT Road Project Information Available Online for Commuter Planning

    Did you know that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has an interactive road construction map showing all active road projects in the Albuquerque area? It makes planning your commute much easier. To access the interactive map, visit: https://nmroads.com  and zoom in on Albuquerque. The City of Albuquerque also has an interactive local road project interactive map available, at: http://www.cabq.gov/ municipaldevelopment/maps/ traffic-report

    ABQMomsBlog Offers Resources for Families and Kids

    Have you had a chance to check out the ABQMomsBlog yet? This community-oriented website features articles written by local parents, ideas for fun with the family, community involvement ideas, suggestions for kids during Spring Break, events going on throughout the city, and it’s not just for moms! If you know of a parent or family who is looking for something new to do, see, or experience, this innovative blog may be just the ticket. Take a look at:https://albuquerque. citymomsblog.com/

    Serve on a City Board and Learn About Local Government Processes!

    There are over 60 boards and panels in the City, all made of up of citizens just like you. These boards and panels provide citizen feedback and oversight for a wide variety of community-based initiatives that include: police oversight, public arts, environmental planning, senior services, impact fees, economic development, and much more. If you’re interested in expanding your civic involvement and want to serve on a board, visit:http://www.cabq.gov/clerk/boards-commissions for information on how to apply.

     

    U.S. Census Asking for Feedback

    The U.S. 2020 Census is a couple of years away, but the Census Bureau is doing preemptive research nationwide to ensure everyone is counted and the Census is fair and accurate. Some of the more challenging communities to map will be a focus of the upcoming census, and this website offers information about “Hard to Count” Communities. To learn more, visit:http://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/

     

  • Bernalillo County Happenings

    WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM

    Bernalillo County’s Water Conservation Program promotes the efficient and responsible use of the County’s water resources.

    We do this through:

    1. Water conservation education and outreach
    2. High-Efficiency Toilet Retrofit and Rain Barrel incentive programs
    3. Prohibiting water waste and requiring water conservation for new development, remodels, and additions through our Water Conservation Ordinance and supporting Water Conservation Development Standards and Guidelines
    4. Leading by example by conserving water at County facilities.

    Water Conservation Tips 

    Visit https://www.bernco.gov/water for great tips on water conservation and information on the 40-Gallon challenge!

     

    Bernalillo County Accepting Applications for Youth Sports Leagues at Reduced Fees

    The County is now accepting applications for youth sports leagues, offering reduced prices to all kids in the City and County. The fee for registration is based on family income. The county will also offer reduced fees for after school programs and summer camps. Applications can be picked up at the County Sports Office, 111 Union Square SE, Ste. 200., or online at: www.bernco.gov

     

  • 311 is Here for You

    Request Large Item Pickup with ABQ311

    The excellent weather is allowing Albuquerque residents to begin spring cleaning early this year. If you have large items that you want to schedule for pickup by the Solid Waste Department, let the City know by using the 311 website or mobile app at: www.cabq.gov/ABQ311. The mobile app also allows you to anonymously report graffiti, litter, and weeds

    If you are having any non-emergency issues (weeds, trash, zoning, lost animals, etc.) don’t forget you can make a report through 3-1-1 or online at: https://www.cabq.gov/311/abq311/
    You can also download their app!

  • Safety

    Hi neighbors,

    Here is a video from the Department of Homeland Security about Active Shooters.  It covers the basics and is seven minutes in length:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY-CSX4NPtg

    ART Lanes for Buses Only – Please Drive with Caution

    The Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) has started limited service on Central Avenue, and drivers are reminded that the ART bus-only lanes are for buses and emergency vehicles only, not for regular car traffic. Drivers caught in the ART bus-only lanes will be ticketed by Albuquerque Police Department. For more information on the ART bus lanes, or general information, call the ART hotline at (505) 398-4ART, or visit:www.brtabq.com

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Bob McCannon Parkway Dedication

WHEREAS, Robert McCannon lived in the Ladera West neighborhood off of Ouray Road since 1987 during which time he was a dedicated volunteer to the community and worked with all levels of government[] to make his community a beautiful and safe place to live; and

WHEREAS, Bob and his wife Shariesse McCannon started the Ladera West Neighborhood Association in 1988, always serving on the board and serving the community as president of his neighborhood association for several decades, and at all times working with elected officials, the police department, and other neighborhood associations to better the Westside and the City of Albuquerque; and

WHEREAS, Bob also worked with multiple Mayors, the members of the Albuquerque City Council, and the Parks and Recreation Department to renovate and keep the Ladera Golf Course “up to par” and see its revitalization with a new irrigation system…

Thus begins the Resolution, spearheaded by our dedicated City Councilor Ken Sanchez, and passed earlier this year, to dedicate and rename Ouray Road to honor the memory of LWNA’s long-serving President, Bob McCannon.

On Tuesday, September 29th there was a dedication ceremony for the newly signed “Bob McCannon Parkway,” attended by Shariesse and Bob’s family, community leaders, friends and neighbors.  It was a warm and moving celebration of someone who helped all of us here in Ladera West so much, and we were pleased to be a part of this tribute.

If you were unable to be there, please share in the celebration through some photos of both the dedication and the new street signs:

On behalf of LWNA, we thank Bob and Shariesse for their years of dedication!!!
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Thanks to All for a GREAT Annual Meeting!!!

Hello Neighbors!

LWNA was proud to see so many of you, as well as our esteemed guests (including folks from Ladera Heights), at our Annual meeting on September 22nd.   We had a packed house, with over 50 people in attendance!

Some of the highlights included:

Informative and spirited discussions with State Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas, City Councilor Ken Sanchez and APD NW Area Commander Dodi Camacho about APD and other crime prevention issues:

A lively presentation about 3-1-1 services from Ms. Esther Tenenbaum, Division Manager of 311 Citizen Contact Center followed by a question-and-answer session (complete with prizes!):

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A new member, Karen Buccola, was voted onto the board while the entire Association thanked outgoing board member Marian Meyers and former board members Ike and Sue Gilmore.

Councilor Sanchez and others reminded us all what a great leader we had in our former long-time Board President Bob McCannon (and now we can all remember him as we drive down the newly named “Bob McCannon Parkway”).

And, most importantly, neighbors got to mingle and meet (and eat), talk to their representatives, express their concerns and share their suggestions (we will post follow-ups to all the suggestions and handy-person referrals we got in future posts).

Overall, it was a great event and we were so glad to see you there!!!  THANK YOU!  See you at the Great American Cleanup in April!

 

REMINDER – Annual Meeting is TOMORROW (Sept. 22)

Hello Neighbors!

Just a reminder – Tuesday, September 22 (tomorrow!) is our Annual Meeting (at the Ladera Golf Course banquet area) at 6:30 and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Annual Meeting Agenda for September 22nd

Hello Neighbors!

Tuesday, September 22 is our Annual Meeting (at the Ladera Golf Course banquet area) and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Here’s the agenda:

6:30 – 6:45: Meet and Greet:  This is a chance to mingle with your neighbors, the board members and our state and local representatives while enjoying snacks and beverages.  You’ll have an opportunity to share your ideas, any handyman referrals you may have and pay your annual dues (required for voting members).

(Approx) 6:45 – 7:00: Opening remarks by LWNA Board President Steve Collins and our State and City representatives – State Senator Jacob Candelaria , State Representative Antonio “Moe” Maestas  and City Counselor Ken Sanchez.

(Approx) 7:00 – 7:30: Presentation about 3-1-1 from Ms. Esther Tennenbaum, Division Manager of 311 Citizen Contact Center followed by a question-and-answer session.  Come learn how much 3-1-1 really has to offer – you’ll be surprised (addressing weed and zoning issues, helping with lost pets, getting large items hauled away, providing guidance on adding improvements to your property, and more!)

(Approx) 7:30 – 7:45: LWNA business meeting including the election of 2 board members (interested in volunteering?), the announcement of Bob McCannon Road, and a vote on the proposed bylaws change to add a Vice President to the board as needed (to Article VI, Section 2, a second sentence shall be added: “At the board’s discretion the office of Vice President may be added as needed.” Article VI, Section 3, shall be amended to read: “The term of office for the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be one (1) year.”)

Adjournment

We have been working hard to make this meeting both useful and enjoyable – hoping to see you there!!!