Don Harris, Albuquerque City Councilor, District 9

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About Don Harris

Councilor Don Harris was first elected in 2005 to the Albuquerque City Council, but this is not his first position as a public servant. Councilor Harris has served his community as New Mexico’s Assistant Attorney General and as Assistant Albuquerque City Attorney representing law enforcement. Councilor Harris began practicing law after graduating from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. He continues this work as a private attorney along with his duties as a City Councilor. Improving the lives of children is an important issue in his professional and personal life. Councilor Harris has focused his attention on the need for foster parents and the adoption of children with special needs. Councilor Harris has been a foster parent himself on several occasions and adopted his last foster child into his home. This sense of family has driven him to fight for the families of District 9 through several projects including building new parks, community centers, and making the area more inviting. Ensuring sufficient fire protection through the construction of a new fire station and strong coordination with the Albuquerque Police Department are crucial factors in providing a safe environment for all the residents of Albuquerque. In 2009, Councilor Harris won re-election to a second term as your District 9 councilor. Listed below are his current committee assignments, in addition to these Councilor Harris was Council President in 2010.

About Don Harris

Councilor Don Harris was first elected in 2005 to the Albuquerque City Council, but this is not his first position as a public servant. Councilor Harris has served his community as New Mexico’s Assistant Attorney General and as Assistant Albuquerque City Attorney representing law enforcement. Councilor Harris began practicing law after graduating from the University Of Connecticut School Of Law. He continues this work as a private attorney along with his duties as a City Councilor. Improving the lives of children is an important issue in his professional and personal life. Councilor Harris has focused his attention on the need for foster parents and the adoption of children with special needs. Councilor Harris has been a foster parent himself on several occasions and adopted his last foster child into his home. This sense of family has driven him to fight for the families of District 9 through several projects including building new parks, community centers, and making the area more inviting. Ensuring sufficient fire protection through the construction of a new fire station and strong coordination with the Albuquerque Police Department are crucial factors in providing a safe environment for all the residents of Albuquerque. In 2009, Councilor Harris won re-election to a second term as your District 9 councilor. Listed below are his current committee assignments, in addition to these Councilor Harris was Council President in 2010.

Operating as usual

Due to Monday being a holiday, the City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at 3PM via ZOOM. Find the...
02/12/2021
City of Albuquerque - Calendar

Due to Monday being a holiday, the City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at 3PM via ZOOM.

Find the agenda here: 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, February 17. Participants have the ability to select if they require Spanish language interpretation when signing up.

Thank you and we'll see you on Wednesday.

Due to Monday being a holiday, the City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at 3PM via ZOOM. Find the...
02/12/2021
City of Albuquerque - Calendar

Due to Monday being a holiday, the City Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at 3PM via ZOOM.

Find the agenda here: 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, February 17. Participants have the ability to select if they require Spanish language interpretation when signing up.

Thank you and we'll see you on Wednesday.

Glad for the work with the City’s traffic engineers to help study the traffic concerns for the Willow Wood neighborhood....
02/02/2021

Glad for the work with the City’s traffic engineers to help study the traffic concerns for the Willow Wood neighborhood. Thank you to my fellow City Councilors for your support to provide a path toward solution for our residents.

City Council Meeting on Monday, February 1st at 3pm. We hope you can join us online. Find the agenda for the meeting at ...
01/29/2021
Albuquerque City Council Meeting - February 1, 2021

City Council Meeting on Monday, February 1st at 3pm. We hope you can join us online. Find the agenda for the meeting at https://cabq.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

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/K1JYkCfvCMw.

Submit written public comments by 1:00 pm on Monday, February 1 at https://www.cabq.gov/feb-1-2021-written

Up to 20 participants can sign up for live public comment by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1. Sign up at: https://www.cabq.gov/feb-1-2021-live. Spanish Language interpretation is available.

Students, city councilor advocate for new community center amid pushback
01/14/2019
Students, city councilor advocate for new community center amid pushback

Students, city councilor advocate for new community center amid pushback

There is new pushback against the plan for a $5.5 million community center at Central and Tramway, but a city councilor is fighting back, claiming it will fill a gap in services for hundreds of children and adults.

Although we have had and will continue to have our differences, the City is moving in the right direction.  We all need ...
01/13/2019
Mayor Keller talks teamwork in first State of the City address

Although we have had and will continue to have our differences, the City is moving in the right direction. We all need him to succeed.
https://www.abqjournal.com/1267767/mayor-keller-talks-teamwork-in-first-state-of-the-city.html

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller wants to more than double the number of housing vouchers the city distributes, expanding the rental assistance to another 1,000 individuals who may have no other place to sleep at night.…

After years of hard work and community support and involvement, the new Singing Arrow Community Center is coming.https:/...
01/11/2019
Controversial ABQ community center gets key approval

After years of hard work and community support and involvement, the new Singing Arrow Community Center is coming.
https://www.abqjournal.com/1266805/controversial-abq-community-center-gets-key-approval.html

A controversial community center project in Southeast Albuquerque took a significant step forward Thursday, with city's Environmental Planning Commission unanimously approving the associated site plan. The City of Albuquerque's proposed Singing Arrow Community Center —…

https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/albuquerque-city-councilors-request-3-million-to-train-new-officers/5090841/?cat=50...
10/01/2018
Albuquerque city councilors request $3 million to train new officers

https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/albuquerque-city-councilors-request-3-million-to-train-new-officers/5090841/?cat=500

Making Strides to increase the size of our Police Force and make Albuquerque safer. Thank you Councilor Cynthia Borego for Co-Sponsoring this important legislation.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Albuquerque City Council will vote Monday on a measure to fund a Lateral Police Officer Class for the Albuquerque Police Department. 

https://www.abqjournal.com/1227709/city-may-fund-another-police-academy-class.htmlProud to be Co-Sponsoring this legisla...
10/01/2018
City may fund another police academy class

https://www.abqjournal.com/1227709/city-may-fund-another-police-academy-class.html

Proud to be Co-Sponsoring this legislation with my friend, Councilor Cynthia Borego. We will never stop working to make Albuquerque safer.

City councilors will consider a bill Monday that would give $3 million to the Albuquerque Police Department in order to fund an additional class of approximately 40 lateral officers. In a news conference Sunday afternoon,…

Embudo Canyon Neighborhood Association - ECNA
09/12/2018

Embudo Canyon Neighborhood Association - ECNA

Councilor Harris asked us to share this letter about his position on the county's Tiny Home Village Project.

https://www.abqjournal.com/1189609/city-targets-dilapidated-commercial-buildings.htmlThe Franklin Plaza center has been ...
07/01/2018
Red-tagged: City targets dilapidated commercial buildings

https://www.abqjournal.com/1189609/city-targets-dilapidated-commercial-buildings.html

The Franklin Plaza center has been a blight on east Central for a long time. After a year and a half of work, I sponsored and passed the Dilapidated Commercial Building Ordinance, O-17-34, which was inspired by Franklin Plaza and many other dilapidated structures along east central. We now have tools to do something about this problem. I want to thank Councilor Davis for co-sponsoring the legislation with me and Mayor Keller for taking a personal interest in this important issue affected the health, safety and quality of life for our City and especially the neighborhoods near east Central Avenue.

Pilot program gives owners 60 days to fix up run-down properties

06/27/2018
Mayor Tim Keller

Mayor Tim Keller

Block by block, we’re stepping up and starting to take our city back, red tagging abandoned properties that are dangerous for our neighborhoods.

City Councilor Don Harris of District 9, visiting with neighborhoods on National Night Out which was held on August 1, 2...
11/08/2017

City Councilor Don Harris of District 9, visiting with neighborhoods on National Night Out which was held on August 1, 2017.

On Halloween afternoon, Lt. Simmons and fellow APD Officers accompanied McGruff the Crime Dog to handout Blue Line Glow ...
11/07/2017

On Halloween afternoon, Lt. Simmons and fellow APD Officers accompanied McGruff the Crime Dog to handout Blue Line Glow Sticks and Halloween safety information to the kids at Singing Arrow Community Center.

I am republishing my City page, and I have unpublished my campaign page.  Here I am with my wife Valerie and my...
10/21/2017

I am republishing my City page, and I have unpublished my campaign page. Here I am with my wife Valerie and my granddaughter Anastazia after taking the Oath of Office for my fourth term. I am very humbled that the people of District 9 desire me to continue to serve.

Join Councilor Don Harris for his Annual District Wide Event!  This will be a free fun-filled evening for all ages to en...
05/10/2017
District 9 Annual Event — City of Albuquerque

Join Councilor Don Harris for his Annual District Wide Event!

This will be a free fun-filled evening for all ages to enjoy. We hope to see you there!

When: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where: Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center Gymnasium
501 Elizabeth St SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123

Contact: DawnMarie Emillio
[email protected]
(505) 768-3123

Bring the family out for a free fun-filled evening! Activities include fire truck, face painting, photo booth, and more! Free hot dogs, chips, and drink will be provided!

Address

Mailing Address P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM
87103

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

505-768-3123

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