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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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The Difference Between a Neighborhood Association and a Homeowner’s Association (HOA)

Hello Neighbors!

When we were distributing the Ladera West newsletters recently, we ran into a few neighbors who had questions as to what type of organization we are, and we often get emails asking about our “powers” as an association.  So, we thought we’d take this opportunity to explain the difference between a Neighborhood Association (which we are), and a Homeowner’s Association (which we are not).

A homeowner’s association is a much more formal organization, usually created by a developer for a specific subdivision or project. The association provides for the maintenance of the development’s common grounds and amenities (like landscaping or a pool).  All homeowners are members and must follow the codes, covenants and restrictions (CC&Rs) governing the development, as well as pay association dues (usually monthly).   That is why an HOA can tell you what colors you can paint your house and can fine you for violating the CC&Rs.  (There actually is at least one HOA within the LWNA boundaries.)

In contrast, a neighborhood association (like LWNA) is a totally voluntary organization. Neighborhood associations are organized into sections of a city with a common identity and are  started by volunteers from the neighborhoods themselves.  In Albuquerque, the Office of Neighborhood Coordination helps groups organize and provides resources.  Neighborhood associations offer a place to meet neighbors, exchange information, create projects and priorities, and advocate for issues important to the neighborhood. While there may be dues (much less than HOA’s – in the case of LWNA only 10$ per year per household), participation is voluntary. The association is provided direction by a Board, whose members are elected by the paid members of the association. All board members are volunteers who have chosen to devote some of their time to the betterment of the neighborhood.

Recognized neighborhood associations, such as Ladera West, also give citizens a voice. Neighborhood associations greatly improve the two-way communication between the city and its residents. They also send representatives to other advocacy organizations, such as the West Side Coalition of Neighborhood Associations, who coordinate on behalf of several neighborhoods to communicate concerns and advocate to our elected government representatives at all levels.

We are happy to have you as a member of LWNA!!!

resource: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cmo/page/difference-between-neighborhood-association-and-homeowners-association

 

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Welcome to the New Ladera West Neighborhood Association Website and Blog!

Hello Neighbors and Welcome!

The Ladera West Neighborhood Association (LWNA) has started this website to reach out to our fellow neighbors, provide resources and give us a way to further communicate. We’re glad you found us!  Feel free to pass this website on to your neighbors.

As you will see, this front page works like a blog – there will be occasional posts with neighborhood news and events (and you can scroll down to see previous posts).  If you’d like to recieve an automatic e-mail notice when there is a new post, join the blog through the handy “follow this blog” link to the right.

If you look to the top of this page, you will see links to other pages on this site – crime prevention, useful links, etc.  This website is for your benefit, so if you have ideas of other things you’d like to see on it, please post a comment and let us know!

Finally, if you’re not already on it, LWNA has an e-mail distribution list maintained by our President, Steve Collins.  He sends out occasional e-mails with important neighborhood information, events and crime alerts.  If you’d like to get on that distribution list, go to our “join” page.

THANK YOU AND WELCOME!!!!

(fyi, both the blog and e-mail distribution lists are for internal use only)

Ladera West Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting

The Ladera West Neighborhood Association (LWNA) Annual Meeting was held on September 23, 2014 at the Ladera Golf Course. APD Northwest Commander Dodi Camacho and Crime Prevention Specialist Pete Gelabert spoke about crime and crime prevention issues. You can find tips to help prevent mailbox thefts on our Crime Prevention page.

Elaine Romero, Policy Analyst for Councilor Sanchez, spoke about traffic, median, weed and other neighborhood issues.

The attendees shared their concerns and successes over the past year, including having Ouray renamed in honor of the late LWNA President, Bob McCannon.

The Board members were elected for another term and one new board member was elected to the board.