Office of Neighborhood Coordination

Office of Neighborhood Coordination The Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) helps create and promote healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.
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The goal of the Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) is to help create and promote healthy and vibrant neighborhoods and support residents as they more actively and constructively engage with their community. We want to assist neighborhoods in utilizing existing resources, finding and using new ones, and maintaining meaningful involvement with local communities and government. With more than 250 registered neighborhood associations and homeowner associations citywide, the ONC provides trainings, promotes increased communication, and shares information between neighborhood groups and residents, helping them build stronger relationships and communities.

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In response to the Governor’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency and ban on large public gatherings, the Special C...
09/15/2020

In response to the Governor’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency and ban on large public gatherings, the Special City Council meeting on Wednesday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. will be held via Zoom video conference. The Special Meeting will address the 2019 Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) Annual Update. Members of the public will have the ability to view the meeting through GOVTV on Comcast Channel 16, or to stream live on the GOVTV website at https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/govtv, or on YouTube at https://youtu.be/LuYAK5R966U. The GOVTV live stream can be accessed at these addresses from most smartphones, tablets, or computers. The video recording of this and all past meetings of the City Council will also remain available for viewing at any time on the City’s website. Council Staff is available to help members of the public access pre-recorded Council meetings on-line at any time during normal business hours. Please call 768-3100 for assistance. The agenda for the special meeting is posted on the City Council website at https://cabq.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

The Council will take general public comment and comment on the meeting’s specific agenda items in verbal and written form via this link https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor/public-comments through 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 16. The Council will take general public comment on any topic, including agenda items, from up to a maximum of 20 people, on a first-come first-serve basis. To provide real time verbal public comment over Zoom, participants must sign up for public comment at the link above. Written comments will be distributed to all Councilors for review in advance of the meeting.

The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, in collaboration with the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control A...
09/14/2020

The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, in collaboration with the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA), the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, the Village of Tijeras, the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), and the Albuquerque/Benalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan, in an effort to be better prepared in the event of natural, or human-caused disasters and want your input. Please take this short, five-question survey online and share your thoughts about how our community can better prepare for hazards before they occur. Responses will be taken until September 30.

Take the survey below:
English: https://bit.ly/HMP2020PublicSurvey
Spanish: https://bit.ly/Encuesta_públicaHMP2020

If you know people in need of assistance with rent and utilities, please share this information with them.
09/14/2020

If you know people in need of assistance with rent and utilities, please share this information with them.

Closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health pandemic, the Albuquerque Museum will reopen its doors next Tuesday, Se...
09/11/2020

Closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health pandemic, the Albuquerque Museum will reopen its doors next Tuesday, September 15 with limited visitor capacity. Tickets must be purchased in advance through the Museum's website at: https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum and visitors must adhere to public safety practices and regulations. Masks will be required for all visitors.

Coffee with a Cop with City Councilor Cynthia Borrego and the officers of the Northwest Area Command at Starbucks til no...
09/10/2020

Coffee with a Cop with City Councilor Cynthia Borrego and the officers of the Northwest Area Command at Starbucks til noon!

If you have a federally-held student loan, the deferment that was offered for these loans due to the COVID-19 pandemic h...
09/09/2020

If you have a federally-held student loan, the deferment that was offered for these loans due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended through December 31, 2020. The previous deferment was set to expire at the end of September. This means that if your student loan is held by the U.S. Department of Education, you do not have to make payments, nor will any interest be added to your balance, through the end of December. For more information on these deferments, visit: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

On Wednesday, September 9, Vitalant is hosting a blood drive at the Doubletree Albuquerque from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Th...
09/08/2020

On Wednesday, September 9, Vitalant is hosting a blood drive at the Doubletree Albuquerque from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. There will be free parking and COVID-19 antibody testing. Call Erica Garley at (505) 246-1452 to sign up. Use sponsor code: DTHilton

After 16 months, we're nearing the end of the 2019 Annual Update of the City's Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO). T...
09/08/2020

After 16 months, we're nearing the end of the 2019 Annual Update of the City's Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO). The City Council will consider the IDO Annual Update for 2019 at its virtual meeting on Wednesday, September 9 at 3:00 p.m.

The Council agenda is available online here:
https://cabq.legistar.com/DepartmentDetail.aspx?ID=20551&GUID=C5D673BA-DBC2-45D1-AC03-8A6E3CE2B987&R=aab052e6-b5c7-4a70-857a-389690fe0afd

Information about the City's review and decision process to date is available here:
https://abc-zone.com/ido-annual-update-2019

Send written comments to:
• Crystal Ortega, Clerk to the City Council at [email protected]

For questions, please contact:
• Petra Morris: [email protected] / 505-768-3161
• Shanna Schultz: [email protected] / 505-768-3185

Office of Neighborhood Coordination's cover photo
09/08/2020

Office of Neighborhood Coordination's cover photo

In response to the Governor’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency and ban on large public gatherings, the City Coun...
09/04/2020
GOV TV

In response to the Governor’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency and ban on large public gatherings, the City Council meeting on Wednesday, September 9 at 3:00 p.m. will be held via Zoom video conference.

Members of the public will have the ability to view the meeting through GOVTV on Comcast Channel 16, or to stream live on the GOVTV website at https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/govtv, or on YouTube at https://youtu.be/PjvJGCUAVqo. The GOVTV live stream can be accessed at these addresses from most smartphones, tablets, or computers.

The video recording of this and all past meetings of the City Council will also remain available for viewing at any time on the City’s website. Council Staff is available to help members of the public access pre-recorded Council meetings on-line at any time during normal business hours. Please call 768-3100 for assistance.

The agenda for the meeting is posted at: https://cabq.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx.

The Council will take general public comment and comment on the meeting’s specific agenda items in verbal and written form via this link https://www.cabq.gov/council/find-your-councilor/public-comments through 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 9.

The Council will take general public comment on any topic, including agenda items, from up to a maximum of 15 people, on a first-come first-serve basis. To provide real time verbal public comment over Zoom, participants must sign up for public comment at the link above. Written comments will be distributed to all Councilors for review in advance of the meeting.

Government Television. View government meetings online.

Be safe and stay well over this Labor Day weekend with these tips!
09/04/2020

Be safe and stay well over this Labor Day weekend with these tips!

The City of Albuquerque will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7, 2020. The majority of City services w...
09/04/2020

The City of Albuquerque will observe the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 7, 2020. The majority of City services will be closed or not offered that day, including bus and Sun Van services, 311 community call center, the BioPark, the Aquarium, libraries, animal shelters, community, senior citizen, and health service centers, and the Open Space Visitor's Center. However, there will be regular trash and recycle pickup on that day, and the Albuquerque Sunport will be open.

For a complete list of City closures for the holiday, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/holiday/news/labor-day-holiday-information

There are two important IRS deadlines approaching that might impact you. If you receive Social Security retirement, surv...
09/03/2020
Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here | Internal Revenue Service

There are two important IRS deadlines approaching that might impact you. If you receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits, SSI or Railroad Retirement benefits, and have dependent children 17 and under (including grandchildren), the deadline to file to get the additional $500 economic stimuls payment for dependents is Wednesday, September 30, 2020, so apply today at: www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here

If you are not required to complete a tax return, have not already completed the form at the link above, and have not received your $1,200 stimulus check, the deadline to apply for your stimulus check is Thursday, October 15, 2020. This is a difficult time financially for many individuals, so if you or someone you know falls within these guidelines, please complete the form as soon as you can.

Steps to receive the Economic Impact Payment if you haven't filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019, and aren't receiving Social Security, SS Disability Income or Railroad Retirement benefits. This payment is also referred to as "stimulus checks" or "coronavirus relief."

Lavender Libros, an online reading program developed by City Councilor Cynthia Borrego (D-5) continues this week, with D...
09/02/2020

Lavender Libros, an online reading program developed by City Councilor Cynthia Borrego (D-5) continues this week, with Donald Lopez, Mayor of the Village of Los Ranchos reading his favorite children's book, today, Wednesday, September 2.

To tune in, and to see previous Lavender Libros readings, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc-rWA5T7PWCDD4PQXuZkdw

The intent of creating the Albuquerque Community Safety Department (ACS) is to provide 911 dispatch an option to send AC...
09/01/2020
Re-imagining Albuquerque Public Safety

The intent of creating the Albuquerque Community Safety Department (ACS) is to provide 911 dispatch an option to send ACS responders to a community safety call alone or alongside other first responders from the police or fire departments. ACS responders will be a trained professionals such as social workers, housing and homelessness specialists, violence prevention, or diversion program experts.

The community is asked to provide feedback and input into how these policies and procedures will take place via upcoming online forums at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/re-imagining-albuquerque-public-safety-tickets-117084808815. Space is limited, so participants are asked to only register for one session, to give everyone an opportunity to share their ideas

City of ABQ invites organizations to participate in facilitated community discussion that will aid in shaping the new Community Safety Dept.

Join in the fun in September with National Library Card Month and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library!
09/01/2020

Join in the fun in September with National Library Card Month and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library!

Today is the kick off of the ABQ BernCo Library's September Library Card Month Competition! Want to win a cool prize? Post a photo on our timeline of your library card (get creative!) and include the hashtag #ABQLibraryLove. The post with the most likes wins the contest!

Many residents are experiencing financial hardship during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and have questions about paying...
08/31/2020

Many residents are experiencing financial hardship during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and have questions about paying their rent. The City's Consumer Financial Protection Office has put together a flyer with many frequently asked questions, to help direct residents to resources that can help.

To get a list of questions and answers, and to learn more about what rights you have a a tenant during the pandemic, visit:http://www.cabq.gov/…/docume…/tenant-rights-sheet-8-5-20.pdf

Debbie Cox, President of the Rancho Sereno Neighborhood Association, joined City Councilor Cynthia Borrego, Senator Sand...
08/28/2020

Debbie Cox, President of the Rancho Sereno Neighborhood Association, joined City Councilor Cynthia Borrego, Senator Sander Rue, and Parks Department Director Dave Simon and Deputy Director David Florez to showcase improvements to the Piedras Marcadas Park.

Mosquitoes are a yearly summer nuisance, but they also carry diseases that can be deadly. Here are some tips to keep you...
08/28/2020

Mosquitoes are a yearly summer nuisance, but they also carry diseases that can be deadly. Here are some tips to keep your home free of these pesky insects and how to protect yourself and your family

• Get rid of any standing water around your home, including inside planters.
• Treat water that can't be dumped with mosquito larvicides.
• Wear insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors.
• Keep screens intact and doors closed as much as possible.
• Yellow fever mosquitoes are particularly aggressive and are active during the day, so be aware.
• Know that mosquitoes can transmit Zika, dengue fever, chikungunya virus, yellow fever and West Nile virus so protect yourself.

To report excessive mosquitoes or standing water, call 311 to report it, or visit: www.cabq.gov/environmentalhealth/urban-biology/mosquitoes

08/27/2020
Albuquerque Police Department

The Albuquerque Police Department is launching its Save Jane Website, raising awareness about child abuse in our city. APD has partnered with United Way of Central New Mexico and the Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center to bring Save Jane to the metro. Through the new Save Jane website, https://www.cabq.gov/…/community-involvement-educ…/save-jane , the public can learn, donate, and volunteer to help stop child abuse.

Please help us become a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. If you witness any form of child abuse dial #SAFE from any cell phone, or 242-COPS if it is not an emergency.

The Albuquerque Police Department is launching its Save Jane Website, raising awareness about child abuse in our city.

Within Bernalillo County, more than 14,000 reports of child abuse and neglect were made in 2019. The Save Jane program which originated in Dallas, pays tribute to the children who have been abused and keeps their identities anonymous as Jane and John Doe.

APD has partnered with United Way of Central New Mexico and the Albuquerque Family Advocacy Center to bring Save Jane to the metro. Through the new Save Jane website, https://www.cabq.gov/police/community-involvement-education/save-jane , the public can learn, donate, and volunteer to help stop child abuse.

Every three weeks a video will be released on the website, recognizing the lives lost to child abuse in Albuquerque. It is our mission to help keep children safe, educate the community, and provide resources.

Please help us become a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. If you witness any form of child abuse dial #SAFE from any cell phone, or 242-COPS if it is not an emergency.

https://youtu.be/NLyAuNlQ-Ag

Please join in this week's Downtown Safety Project ECHO online discussion with Mariela Ruiz-Angel, MBA, MSW, on the Albu...
08/27/2020

Please join in this week's Downtown Safety Project ECHO online discussion with Mariela Ruiz-Angel, MBA, MSW, on the Albuquerque Community Safety Department.

You can join in Thursday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom at:
https://zoom.us/j/5052273877
Meeting ID: 505-227-3877 Password: Downtown
You can join by phone by calling: Dial: 1-646-558-8656
Enter the meeting ID: 505 227 3877 # - then hit # again.

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) has many resources for Albuquerque residents. Whether...
08/26/2020

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) has many resources for Albuquerque residents. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, the Water Authority’s landscape experts can help answer your landscape and irrigation questions with free personalized e-mail consultations on topics related to sustainable, desert friendly landscaping and irrigation practices.

Some of the topics they cover include:
• Plant identification and recommendations
• Planting and irrigating edible landscapes
• The best way to water your trees (new or mature)
• Plant health
• Converting from turf to xeriscape
• Irrigation scheduling and start-up
• Maintaining and repairing irrigation systems
• Drip irrigation systems
• Landscape design strategies
• Rainwater harvesting

Send your questions to: [email protected]. Please include pictures of your yard, plants and irrigation system when sending in questions.

The Race, History & Healing Project was launched in response to community concerns about the Oñate statue and La Jornada...
08/25/2020

The Race, History & Healing Project was launched in response to community concerns about the Oñate statue and La Jornada public art installation on the grounds of the Albuquerque Museum.

Please join the important discussion around race, history, and healing by participating in the public input survey on the next steps for the Oñate statue at https://bit.ly/3fwVNPa by Sunday, October 18.

Lavender Libros, an online reading program developed by City Councilor Cynthia Borrego (D-5) continues this week, with B...
08/25/2020

Lavender Libros, an online reading program developed by City Councilor Cynthia Borrego (D-5) continues this week, with Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O'Malley (D-1) reading her favorite children's book on Wednesday, August 26! To tune in, and to see previous Lavender Libros readings, visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc-rWA5T7PWCDD4PQXuZkdw

COVID-19 has changed how businesses function, and small businesses in particular need to find ways to connect with their...
08/24/2020
WESST | Consulting, Training, Lending, Incubation Principles of Social Media Marketing | WESST | Consulting, Training, Lending, Incubation

COVID-19 has changed how businesses function, and small businesses in particular need to find ways to connect with their customer base outside of traditional, time-honored channels. Join WESST for a free, 2-hour, online class this Wednesday, August 26 at 12:00 noon, to discuss effective uses of social media marketing and how it can be a key method of expanding your brand, communicating with existing and potential clients, and improving your business model. Register online at: https://www.wesst.org/training-event/principles-of-social-media-marketing-4-3/

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses need more than ever to find ways to connect with their customer base outside of traditional, time-honored channels. If your business has typically functioned with a normal mix of in-person connection, event marketing, on-site sales promotions, etc....

In need of rental assistance? The Health & Social Service Centers offer the Eviction Prevention Program for eligible app...
08/24/2020

In need of rental assistance? The Health & Social Service Centers offer the Eviction Prevention Program for eligible applicants. For details call 311, or visit https://cutt.ly/CdTAiap

In need of rental assistance? The Health & Social Service Centers offer the Eviction Prevention Program for eligible applicants. For details call 311, or visit https://cutt.ly/CdTAiap

Animal Welfare Department has set aside Wednesdays at the Eastside Shelter for our city's senior citizens and will take ...
08/21/2020

Animal Welfare Department has set aside Wednesdays at the Eastside Shelter for our city's senior citizens and will take appointments only for these community members on those days. The adoption fee is waived.

If you qualify and would like to make an appointment, visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084ba9aa2aabf49-east3

Address

1 Civic Plaza NW, Ste. 9087, 9th Floor
Albuquerque, NM
87102

General information

Facebook Policy Disclaimer: We welcome you and your comments to the Office of Neighborhood Coordination’s (ONC) page. The purpose of this site is to present matters of public interest for residents, businesses, neighborhood groups, neighborhood associations, homeowner associations, government agencies and other community partners. We encourage you to submit your questions, comments, and concerns, but please note this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum. If you have a question or concern that you would like to have addressed by a specific City Councilor, please direct it to the City Councilor or their Policy Analyst. The ONC’s social media sites are subject to the State of New Mexico's public records laws. This means that any content maintained in a social media format that is related to City business, including a list of subscribers and posted communication, is a public record. Users and visitors to social media sites shall be notified that the intended purpose of the site is to serve as a mechanism for communication between the ONC and members of the public. Please note that ONC social media site articles and comments containing any of the following forms of content shall not be allowed: a. Comments not topically related to the particular social medium article being commented upon; b. Comments in support of or opposition to political campaigns or ballot measures; c. Profane language or content; d. Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation; e. Sexual content or links to sexual content; f. Solicitations of commerce not directly related to City business; g. Conduct or encouragement of illegal activity; h. Information that may tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; or i. Content that violates a legal ownership interest of any other party. Please note that the comments expressed on this site do not reflect the opinions and position of the ONC employees or City Council Services employees. The ONC reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of this social media policy or any applicable law. While the ONC shall endeavor to monitor content and enforce the policy described above, the ONC, the City Council Services and the City of Albuquerque shall not be liable for any undetected violation of this policy. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online-moderated discussion site, please contact ONC at (505) 768-3334.

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(505) 768-3334

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The goal of the Office of Neighborhood Coordination (ONC) is to help create and promote thriving and vibrant neighborhoods and support residents as they more actively and constructively engage with their community. We want to assist neighborhoods in utilizing existing resources, finding and using new ones, and maintaining meaningful involvement with local communities and government. With more than 250 registered neighborhood associations and homeowner associations citywide, the ONC provides trainings, promotes increased communication, and shares information between neighborhood groups and residents, helping them build stronger relationships and communities.

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