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    ONC Toolbox Article Offers Ideas on Building Consensus

    Finding consensus in a group is often the biggest challenge any association can experience, but the Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) can help! Check out our article on Building Consensus at:http://www.cabq.gov/office-of-neighborhood-coordination/news/building-consensus or take a look at our other toolbox resources on conflict resolution.

    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

    Senior Affairs Offers Numerous Free Services for Older Residents in our Community

    Did you know that the Department of Senior Affairs offers a wide range of free services for the older residents in Albuquerque? From transportation to home services to food delivery, these services play a vital role in keeping our senior citizens healthy and connected to their community. To see a complete listing of services offered by Senior Affairs, visit: http://www.cabq.gov/seniors/senior-services

     

    Summer Reading Program Celebrates Books for Ages!

    Love to get lost in a good book by the pool? Join the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program June 1 – July 27 and earn prizes, go to concerts, and lots more! To learn more about this program and other Library events, call (505) 768-5170 or visit: www.abqlibrary.org

     

  • Bernalillo County Happenings

    Tips for Summer Watering

    The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) reminds everyone about summer watering and offers tips on how to irrigate our yards, trees, and flowers:

    • Follow the “Water by the Numbers” program and water your turf and plants just three times per week in summer months. Trees appreciate a deep watering every two to three weeks during the summer.
    • If it rains, count that as one of your watering days and shut off automatic sprinkler systems when it rains. You can also install a Smart Irrigation Controller.
    • Do not water or use your sprinkler between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Water early in the morning or in the later evening to reduce water loss to wind and evaporation.
    • Troubleshoot your sprinkler system for leaks, broken heads and emitters, and poorly angled/aimed heads. A broken sprinkler head can waste as much as 16 gallons of water per minute – and irrigation water should never end up in the street or on others’ property.
    • Consider replacing thirsty turf with xeriscaping.  There are hundreds of regionally adapted plants, trees and shrubs that can fill your yard with color while saving you money on water.

    Visit http://www.abcwua.org to learn more about water conservation programs and how you can conserve this resource!

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    311 Customer Service Survey Invites Public Feedback

    Have you taken the 311 Customer Service Survey yet? This online survey offers you the chance to give feedback and share ideas for making the City’s 311 service more open, accessible and accountable to the community it serves. To take the survey, visit:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S8TKMZV

    311 Citizen Contact Center

    Information about the 311 Citizen Contact Center.

    The 311 Citizen Contact Center is a centralized call center for the City of Albuquerque. The 311 service is a single telephone number for all non-emergency City of Albuquerque inquiries and services.

    We answer questions and respond to requests for service.

    Hours

    Monday through Saturday – 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Sunday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Animal welfare calls and fixed bus times)

    How Can We Help?

    There are several ways the City of Albuquerque and 311 can answer questions or requests for service.

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    The new City website link to report abandoned vehicles.

        Report Abandoned Vehicles at: https://www.cabq.gov/report-abandoned-vehicles/report-abandoned-vehicles

     

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    Beware of Snakes During Warmer Months

    Snakebite season, which generally runs from April through October, is upon us, and the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC) offers many resources for snakebite prevention and first aid. Having fielded 72 snakebite calls during 2018 and five so far in 2019, we know snakes are out there! Learn more about keeping safe during snake season at: nmpoisoncenter.unm.edu or call toll-free 1 (800) 222-1222

     

    Needle Pickup Events Invite Volunteers to Safely Learn to Dispose of Syringes

    The Bernalillo County Health Council has put together a listing of ongoing safe pickup events for needles and syringes citywide, and are looking for interested volunteers to participate in learning how to safely dispose of these items. Here are the ongoing needle pickup events across Albuquerque:

    • MATS Program, times and dates vary but usually Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Contact Joelle Jacobs at: jjacobs@bernco.gov
    • Volunteer-led program, Sundays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Coronado Park. Contact Robert Nelson at: robertforabq@gmail.com
    • D.O.P.E. Services, times and dates vary but usually Tuesdays – Sundays between 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Contact Evan Hoessel at: dopeservicesnm@gmail.com
    • NMDOH Public Health, Mondays between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., International District. Contact Mark Clark at: mark.clark@state.nm.us
    • Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, usually Monday – Friday between 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., locations vary. Contact Kim Abrahams at: kimberlyabrams@abqhch.org

    For general information about Bernalillo County Health Council needle pickup initiatives, contact Pelatia Trujillo, Program Specialist, at (505) 246-1638 or: pelatia@bchealthcouncil.org

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Healthy Relationships: Recognizing Healthy Relationships

This is the second part of a series on relationships. Now that we have seen what unhealthy relationships look like, let’s learn the characteristics of healthy relationships. Please have another conversation with your loved ones. Please tell them how happy you want them to be and these are the minimum requirements of a healthy relationship. This series is courtesy of the February 2019 issue of the Bernco Sheriff’s newsletter, the “Communicator.”

“Healthy relationships share certain characteristics that our youth should be taught to expect:

  • Mutual respect: Respect means that each person values who the other is and understands the other person’s boundaries.
  • Trust: Partners should place trust in each other and give each other the benefit of the doubt.
  • Honesty: Honesty builds trust and strengthens the relationship.
  • Compromise: In a dating relationship, each partner does not always get his or her way. Each should acknowledge different points of view and be willing to give and take.
  • Individuality: Neither partner should have to compromise who he/she is, and his/her identity should not be based on a partner’s. Each should continue seeing his or her friends and doing the things, he/she loves. Each should be supportive of his/her partner wanting to pursue new hobbies or make new friends.
  • Good communication: Each partner should speak honestly and openly to avoid miscommunication. If one person needs to sort out his or her feelings first, the other partner should respect those wishes and wait until he or she is ready to talk.
  • Anger control: We all get angry, but how we express it can affect our relationships with others. Anger can be handled in healthy ways such as taking a deep breath, counting to ten, or talking it out.
  • Fighting fair. Everyone argues at some point, but those who are fair, stick to the subject, and avoid insults are more likely to come up with a possible solution. Partners should take a short break away from each other if the discussion gets too heated.
  • Problem solving: Dating partners can learn to solve problems and identify new solutions by breaking a problem into small parts or by talking through the situation.
  • Each partner should take time to understand what the other might be feeling.
  • Self-confidence: When dating partners have confidence in themselves, it can help their relationships with others. It shows that they are calm and comfortable enough to allow others to express their opinions without forcing their own opinions on them.
  • Being a role model: By embodying what respect means, partners can inspire each other, friends, and family to also behave in a respectful way.
  • Healthy sexual relationship: Dating partners engage in a sexual relationship that both are comfortable with, and neither partner feels pressured or forced to engage in sexual activity that is outside his or her comfort zone or without consent.”

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