Albuquerque City Council Meeting – September 04, 2019


>>COUN. PEÑA: GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. TODAY IS SEPTEMBER 4, 2019. THE 42nd MEETING OF THE 23rd COUNSEL WILL COME TO ORDER. NEXT WE WILL HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE LED BY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE BY COUNCILOR HARRIS.>>ALL: I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU, COUNCILOR. CIVIC PLAZA PARKING PASSES ARE PROVIDE FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, YOU CAN OBTAIN ONE FROM THE COUNSEL SIGN UP TABLE. THE COUNCIL WILL TAKE A BREAK AT 7:00 P.M. IF NEEDED. WE TONIGHT’S PROCEEDING TO BE AS CIVIL, NO APPLAUSE OR OUT BURSTS. IT WILL BE BETTER IF WE’RE CIVIL. WE’RE AT PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS. COUNCILOR BORREGO.>>COUN. BORREGO: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. I’LL START WITH THE PRESENTATION REGARDING CHILDHOOD CANCER. I ASK THE FIRE FIGHTERS AND CHIEF, IF YOU WOULD COME DOWN, PLEASE. I ALSO WANT TO MENTION THAT COUNCILOR WINTER ALSO HAS ONE FOR THE FIREFIGHTERS THAT IS RELATED. WE WILL HAVE TWO PROCLAMATIONS REGARDING CHILDHOOD CANCER. THANK YOU, CHIEF.>>HI, GOOD EVENING.>>COUN. BORREGO: I’M GOING TO READ THE PROCLAMATION FIRST.>>SORRY.>>COUN. BORREGO: THANK YOU. WHEREAS, THE FIVE-YEAR SURVIVOR RATE FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER HAS REACHED 80% NEARLY 2,000 YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER AGE 19 DIE MAKING CANCER THE LEADING KILLER OF CHILDREN BY DISEASE. WHEREAS, CURRENT CANCER TREATMENTS FOR ADULTS ARE TOXIC TO CHILDREN, GENERATING A NEED FOR SPECIALIZED TREATMENT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. WHEREAS, MEAN CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS SUFFER FROM LIFELONG DAMAGE TO THEIR ORGANS AND MAKE IT IMPERATIVE WE UNDERSTAND HOW IT EFFECTS CHILDREN. AND WHEREAS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH SPOTLIGHTS ISSUE AND THE NEED TO RAISE RESEARCH FUND AND THE TYPES OF CANCER THAT EFFECT CHILDREN SUCH AS LEUKEMIA. AND WHEREAS — LEUKEMIA, THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN CHILDREN NOW HAS GREATER THAN 80% LONG-TERM SURVIVAL. AND WHEREAS EFFORTS TO TREAT CHILDHOOD CANCER HAVE CONTRIBUTED SUBSTANTIALLY TO THE OVERALL UNDERSTANDING OF CANCER BIOLOGY FOR ALL PATIENTS. AND WHEREAS, IT IS OFTEN DIFFICULT TO DIAGNOSE CHILDHOOD CANCER IN EARLY STAGES BECAUSE THE SIGN AND SYMPTOMS ARE RELATIVELY NONSPECIFIC AND MAY MIMIC OTHER CHILDHOOD DISORDERS. THIS IT SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED TO PARENTS AND DOCTORS. WE ACKNOWLEDGE SURVIVORS AND PAY TRIBUTE TO THE DECEASED AND FAMILIES TO CONTRIBUTED TO THE CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH THROUGH THEIR PARTICIPATION IN CLINICAL TRIALS, AND WHEREAS ALBUQUERQUE FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT AND CHILD AWARENESS EFFORTS GO TO UNM PEDIATRIC, BE IT PROCLAIMED THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE HEREBY SUPPORTS RESEARCH PROGRAM AND INTISHIVES COMBATTING CHILDHOOD CANCER THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER AND THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. COUNCILOR WINTER.>>COUN. WINTER: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I THINK DR. COY AND ARIANA MARTIN, PLEASE COME DOWN. AFTER I GO AHEAD AND READ THIS, WE CAN HAVE EVERYBODY TALK. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR. WHEREAS EVERY SEPTEMBER, AMERICA RENEWS COMMITMENT TO CURING CHILDHOOD CHANCER. AND WHEREAS THOUSANDS ARE DIAGNOSED EACH YEAR. AND MORE THAN 400 KIDS IN ALBUQUERQUE ARE IN ONCOLOGY PROGRAMS. AND WHEREAS IT’S THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR AMERICAN CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE. WE UNITE THE — WHEREAS THE OVER PAST FEW DECADES GREAT WITH SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN TREATMENT OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS THE COMBINED FIVE YEAR SURVIVAL RATE HAS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 20%. WHEREAS TODAY A SUBSTANTIAL PROPORTION OF CHILDREN CAN ANTICIPATE A TIME WHEN THEIR ILLNESS WILL BE IN REMISSION OR CURED ALL TOGETHER. WHEREAS ALL CHILDREN DESERVE THE CHANCE TO DREAM, DISCOVER AND REALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL. WE EXTEND SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND RECOGNIZE ALL WHO COMMIT THEMSELVES WHO ADVANCE A CANCER-FREE WORLD. THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE RECOGNIZES THAT SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH AND WANTS THE CITIZENS TO AFIRM COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING CANCER. THANK YOU FOR THAT. I’D LIKE EVERYBODY TO SAY A FEW WORDS. AND UNM TOO. THANK YOU.>>HI, EVERYONE. WE WERE HERE LAST YEAR, SHE WAS IN HER SECOND YEAR OF TREATMENT. SHE RANG HER BELL LAST MONTH AND SHE’S NOW CANCER-FREE. [ Applause ].>>SO, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR AWARENESS. SHE DID UNDERGO TWO YEARS OF TREATMENT. IT WAS A HARSH TREATMENT. THE MAIN DRUG SHE TOOK FIRST CAME OUT IN 1953, AND ONE OF THEM 1963. SHE WILL FOREVER HAVE COMPLICATIONS BECAUSE OF THOSE DRUG AND HOW ANCIENT THEY ARE. I KNOW BRINGING AWARENESS IS THE FIRST STEP TO GET MORE RESEARCH DONE. THERE’S ONLY BEEN TEN DRUGS RELEASED FOR PEDIATIC CANCER. AND IN ORDER TO GET THAT BALL ROLLING, IT’S AWARENESS LIKE THIS. IF THERE’S ANYTHING WE CAN DO IS TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR YOUR CITY TO GO GOLD. THERE’S DIFFERENT COLORS OF RIBBONS AND SOME OTHER WELL KNOWN, AND AND GET ASKED WHAT DOES THE GOLD RIBBON REPRESENT. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE CITY GO GOLD IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. AND I APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS BEING MADE FOR THAT.>>HELLO, I’M ONE OF THE DOCTORS AT THE UNM CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. I WANT TO START BY THANKING THE CHAMBER AND COUNCILOR WINTER FOR GIVING THESE PROCLAMATIONS EVERY YEAR. AND PRIOR TO THAT, WE DIDN’T HAVE ALBUQUERQUE RAISING AWARENESS FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER. I’M PLEASED TO SEE THIS HAPPENING. AND THE ALBUQUERQUE FIRE AND RESCUE, THANK YOU FOR BEING A PARTNER THIS YEAR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER IN NEW MEXICO. THE REASON WE DO THIS IS BECAUSE OF WHAT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES UNDERGO ONCE A CHILD IS DIAGNOSED, THE FAMILY IS IMPACTED. I WANT TO MENTION, SCHOOLING. YOU JUST HEARD THAT IT TOOK OVER TWO YEARS FOR TREATMENT. DURING THAT TIME YOU HAVE NO EDUCATION OR INSTRUCTION. RAISING AWARENESS AND MAKING IT NECESSARY FOR TEACHERS, LEGISLATURES, TO BE ABLE TO MAKE CERTAIN THINGS NECESSARY AND AVAILABLE TO THE STUDENT AND FAMILIES AS WE GO THROUGH THIS EXPERIENCE. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS AGAIN. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.>>GOOD EVENING, THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. I’M A DRIVER WITH ALBUQUERQUE FIRE RESCUE. I WORK IN THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIVISION WITH RFAPIO. APPROXIMATELY SIX MONTHS AGO I WAS APPROACHED BY THE TIRE MARSHAL TO WORK ON A PROJECT. THAT WOULD BENEFIT CHILDREN WITH CANCER. WE DECIDED TO PRODUCE A SHIRT FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. AFR AND FIRE CHIEF SUPPORTED THIS EFFORT BY ALLOWING OUR MEMBERS TO WEAR THE SHIRTS ON DUTY IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER. AND THE PROCEEDS GO TO UNM ONCOLOGY PROGRAM THAT BENEFITS CHILDREN ALL OVER THE STATE. WE BEGIN TO WORK WITH ESTER LUCERO AND SHE HELPED US ADD A SMALL PIECE OF ART WORK FROM ONE OF THE CHILDREN RECEIVING TREATMENT FROM THE CLINIC. THIS IS A 12-YEAR-OLD. SHE’S FIGHTING HER OWN BATTLE WITH LEUKEMIA. SHE SUBMITTED THE FIRE TRUCK AND WE’RE ABLE TO INCORPORATE IN THE SHIRT. IT GIVES IT A MORE PERSONAL MEANING. AND WE’RE THANKFUL FOR THAT. I ALSO WANT TO THANK ANOTHER YOUNG LADY WHO ACTUALLY HAS A FAMILY MEMBER IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT — EXCUSE ME, I NEED TO TAKE A BREATH. HER NAME IS — VARGAS, AND SHE’S BATTLING — AND SHE’S REALLY A BIG PART OF MY INSPIRATION AS WELL. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE FOUR CANCER ON CHRISTMAS OF 2017. I THINK BECAUSE OF THAT, IT WAS REALLY CLOSE TO ME AND TOUCHED MY HEART TO SEE THESE KIDS. I ALSO WANT TO THANK HER PARENTS FOR SHARING HER STORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA SO OTHERS THAT ARE FACING CHALLENGES CAN FIND SOLIDARITY. THESE YOUNG LADIES ARE HELPING ALL YOUNG CHILDREN FIGHTING CANCER. WE GET TO WITNESS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN INNOCENCE IS CONFRONTED WITH TRAGEDY. LIVES ARE FOREVER CHANGED AND HOPE IS ALL YOU HAVE LEFT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE CANCER OR ANY OTHER MEDICAL CONDITION TO BE MOVED BY THEIR STORIES AND ABILITY TO STILL BE KIDS EVEN DURING THE DIFFICULT TIMES. IT’S BECAUSE OF THEIR BRAVERY AND SPIRIT THAT ALBUQUERQUE RESCUE HAS RAISED ABOUT $6,000 FOR THE UNM PEDIATIC PROGRAM. AND THIS SUCCESS IS FOR EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT BOUGHT A SHIRT. I’M SO PROUD OF THESE MEN AND WOMEN AND THEY BOUGHT ABOUT 80% OF THE SHIRT AND THEY’RE THE MOST CARING AND GIVING PEOPLE I’VE SEEN. THANK YOU, COUNCILOR BORREGO, AND THANK YOU COUNCILOR WINTER FOR CHAMPIONING THIS CAUSE. THANK YOU. [ Applause ].>>COUN. WINTER: THANK YOU, VERY MUCH. FOR BEING HERE. DID YOU BRING ANY SHIRTS TO SELL THIS EVENING? >>OF COURSE, I DID.>>COUN. WINTER: I WOULD LIKE TO BUY ONE TOO. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>COUN. BORREGO: LIEUTENANT, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IT WAS MY HONOR TO PRESENT THIS TO YOU. I AM A CONSER SURVIVOR AND RIGHT NOW I HAVE FIVE PEOPLE THAT ARE FAMILY AND FRIENDS FIGHTING CANCER IT MEANT A LOT TO ME AS WELL. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE BEHIND YOU. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. WITH THAT, WE’LL GIVE YOU YOUR PROCLAMATION.>>COUN. PEÑA: IF EVERYONE WANTS TO MAKE THEIR WAY THIS WAY. THANK YOU. [ Applause ].>>COUN. PEÑA: COUNCILOR BORREGO, YOU HAVE ANOTHER PROCLAMATION.>>COUN. BORREGO: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. THIS PROCLAMATION IS RELATED TO SUICIDE PREVENTION. IT READS, AND I BELIEVE THERE ARE SOME INDIVIDUALS HERE TO RECEIVE THIS ALSO. IF YOU WOULD COME DOWN, PLEASE. I BELIEVE WE HAVE VETERANS WITH US TONIGHT. WHILE YOU COME DOWN I WANTED TO SAY I WAS AT THE VETERAN’S MEMORIAL ON LABOR DAY. THANK YOU, ALL, FOR BEING HERE THIS EVENING. WHEREAS, MENTAL HEALTH IS PART OF OVERALL PHYSICAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL WELL BEING AND WHEREAS IN THE UNITED STATES OVER 40,000 INDIVIDUALS DIE BY SUICIDE EVERY YEAR. AND I WHEREAS NEW MEXICO RANKED FOURTH IN THE NATION FOR SUICIDE RATES, AND ONE PERSON DIES BY SUICIDE EVERY 19 HOURS. IT’S SECOND CAUSE OF DEATH IN AGES 10 TO 44 FIFTH AND SEVENTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FROM 45 TO 54 AND 55 TO 64 AND NINTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH OVERALL IN NEW MEXICO. WHEREAS, THE TRAGIC LOSS OF SOMEONE TO SUICIDE IMPACTS FAMILIES LOVED ONES AND THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY REGARDLESS OF AGE, GENDER, RACE, OR ECONOMIC STATUS. THE IMPACTS OF SUICIDE STRESS ALL SOCIAL SYSTEMS WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION. WHEREAS PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE RISK FACTORS HELP SEEKING BEHAVIORS AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO AT RISK INDIVIDUALS ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE STATE AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES ABILITY TO DECREASE SUICIDE RATES. AND WHEREAS COMMUNITY BASED BEHAVURAL HEALTH SERVICES RESPONDING TO INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY NEEDS ARE COST EFFECTIVE AND BENEFICIAL TO CONSUMERS AND COMMUNITIES. THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE REMEMBERS EACH LIFE LOST TO SUICIDE AND WISHES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBER AND LOVED ONES LEFT BEHIND. AND STATE AND LOCAL MEMBERS HAVE AWARENESS MONTH OFFERS QUALITY BEHAVURAL RESOURCES AND SHARES THE MESSAGE THAT IT IS OKAY TO ASK FOR HELP. AND WE AS PEOPLE ENCOURAGE THOSE STRUGGLING WITH THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM TO REACH OUT TO SOMEONE THEY TRUST OR CALL THE NATIONAL CRISIS HOT LINE. 1800-273. 8255. OR 1-855-662-7474. BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE THAT WE RECOGNIZE SEPTEMBER AS SUICIDE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS MONTH. DO YOU HAVE A SPOKES-PERSON.>>I’M THE CHAIR FOR THE AMERICAN SUICIDE PREVENTION. I’M A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION OF SUICIDE PREVENTION. I’VE BEEN WITH ASSP FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS. I’VE TALKED TO LOT OF YOU BEFORE. I COME IN. I ALSO HAVE A COMBAT VETS , AND THE REASON THEY’RE HERE TODAY IS BECAUSE FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS WE’VE TEAMED UP AS ONE ORGANIZATION FOR ONE CAUSE AND THAT’S FOR VETERAN SUICIDE AND SUICIDE IN GENERAL. AND WE HAVE THE RIDE FOR SUICIDE THAT THE COMBAT VETS HOST FOR US. WE HAVE 21 SUICIDES A DAY. THEY ARE HEROES IN THE COMMUNITY WHEN IT COMES TO THIS COMMUNITY. WE’RE ALSO HOLDING OUR OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE ONE OF YOU GUYS AGAIN THIS YEAR. PLEASE COME AND SEE HOW MANY IN BERNALILLO COUNTY, WE LOSE 167 PEOPLE AVERAGE. THAT COMES OUT TO 50,000 PEOPLE IN BERNALILLO COUNTY THAT IS EFFECTED BY SUICIDE. THAT’S IN ONE YEAR. THAT HURTS OUR ECONOMY, WE’RE LOSING DOCTORS AND FIRST RESPONDERS. I WANTED TO THANK THEM FOR WHAT THEY DO BECAUSE I CONTINUE TO GET CALLS AT LEAST WEEKLY OF LOSING A FIRST RESPONDER IN THE COMMUNITY. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW, IF SOMEONE GOES TO A MENTAL HEALTH FACILITY IN ALBUQUERQUE, MOST LIKELY, THEY’RE GOING TO BE TAKEN TO MACIA VALLEY OR PEEK OUT OF ALBUQUERQUE BECAUSE WE DECENT HAVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HELP. I WORK WITH THIS AND THE HOMELESS. I SEE THIS DAILY. LET’S HAVE MORE TALKS ABOUT SUICIDE. IT REALLY HURTS TO LOSE SOMEBODY. I LOST MY DAD AND TWO COUSINS AND IT STILL HURTS. LET’S WORK AS A COMMUNITY.>>MINE IS COMPLETELY UNPREPARED. PLEASE BEAR WITH ME. THANK YOU FOR THIS PROCLAMATION. THE MEN AND WOMEN WITHIN OUR ORGANIZATION, WE MAKE THE COMBAT VETERAN’S MOTOR CYCLE ASSOCIATION. OUR CREDO IS VETS AND HELPING VETS. WE ALL SERVED IN THE MILITARY. AND UPON GETTING OUT WE JOINED THIS ORGANIZATION BECAUSE WE LIKE TO RIDE MOTOR CYCLES AND HELPING OUR BROTHER AND SISTERS OUT. WITH THAT BEING SAID, SUICIDE IS A NUMBER ONE ISSUE WE FACE ESPECIALLY WITH THE WARS WE HAVE IN OUR GENERATION. IN SEEING THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN, WE WANT TO IDENTIFY THOSE ISSUE AND PREVENT THEM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. OUR ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. NOT ONLY IN ALBUQUERQUE, BUT THROUGH THE STATE, SANTA FE, TO HELP FELLOW VETERANS, NOT JUST IN SUICIDE PREVENTION, BUT IF WE SEE SOMEONE IN THE NEWS. A VETERAN HAD A RAMP TAKEN OUT BY A DRUNK DRIVER, WE SHOWED UP WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND REBUILT THE RAMP AND THE HOME TO BRING IT BACK UP TO SPEED. LAST YEAR, FOR YOUR RUN, WE RAISED $7,000. WE’RE A 501C19 ORGANIZATION. SO 100% OF THE PROCEEDS GO TO THE ORGANIZATIONS. THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE HAS BEEN GENEROUS AND HELPFUL WITH THE ORGANIZATION WHEN WE WANT TO PLAN RIDES TO GO THROUGHOUT THE CITY. ALBUQUERQUE POLICE HAS BEEN HELPFUL. AGAIN, WE WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THE SUPPORT. THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL BE SEPTEMBER 14. WE’LL HAVE THE RIDE AND 100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE ORGANIZATION THAT “B” CHAVEZ REPRESENTS. ALL THE PERSONNEL THAT WORK WITH HER, IT’S OUR AVENUE TO HELP THE VETS. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THEIR EFFORTS. IT’S HUGE. THANK YOU.>>COUN. BORREGO: THANK YOU. WHERE IS THAT EVENT GOING TO BE HELD AT? WHAT TIME DOES IT START? >>IT’S GOING TO BE AT INDIAN MOTOR CYCLE. WE’LL START AT 9:00 A.M. IT WILL END AT THE V.F.W. POST 401. AND WE’LL HAVE RAFFLE PRIZES.>>COUN. BORREGO: I ROAD IN THAT TWO YEARS AGO.>>IT’S A GOOD TIME.>>COUN. BORREGO: WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME FORWARD AND GET YOUR PROCLAMATION? THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. [ Applause ].>>COUN. PEÑA: NEXT WE HAVE A PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING THE ALBUQUERQUE POST 13 BASEBALL TEAM. MEMBERS OF THE TEAM AND COACHES ARE HERE. [READING NAMES ]. FROM BERNALILLO COUNTY PARKS AND REC. IS EVERYONE HERE. I’LL READ THE PROCLAMATION FIRST. BEFORE I DO THAT, I WANT TO SAY THAT THESE ALBUQUERQUE POST TEAM WERE THE FIRST NEW MEXICO TEAM TO QUALIFY AND PLAY IN AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES TELEVISED NATION WOULD WIDE. LEAD BY — AND WHEREAS, HEAD COACH DANNY HAS COACHED NEW MEXICO BASEBALL FOR 31 YEARS SHAPING THE LIVES OF MANY PLAYERS THROUGHOUT HIS COACHING CAREER. AND WHEREAS 13 TEAM MEMBERS OF ALBUQUERQUE POST ONE, [READING TEAM MEMBER NAMES ], CONSIDERS THEMSELVES TO BE MORE THAN A TEAM AND REFER TO THEMSELVES AS COUSINS. AND WHEREAS THE TEAM MANAGER AND TEAM BAT BOY AND PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE LOCAL BASEBALL WERE HELPFUL IN LEADING THE TEAM TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH A 20-WIN AND ONE LOSS RECORD. AND WON FOUR STRAIGHT GAMES TO ADVANCE TO HAD AMERICAN LEGION WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP IN CALIFORNIA. AND WHEREAS THEY PREVAILED WITH GREAT EFFORT, LOSING THE FIRST GAME AND WINNING FIVE GAMES AFTER THAT TO BE THE WESTERN CHAMPIONS AFTER THAT’S, QUALIFYING THEM INTO THE AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES IN NORTH CAROLINA. AND WHEREAS ALBUQUERQUE POST 13 WAS THE FIRST NEW MEXICO FEEL TO EVER QUALIFY AND PLAY IN AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES TELEVISED NATION WIDE ON ESPN. AND THEY COMPETED WITH HONOR AND INTEGRITY MIDST THE THINGS THEY ENDURED. STOLEN UNIFORM, ROSTER PROTESTS, AND DELAYED FLIGHTS. THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE CONGRATULATES THE ALBUQUERQUE BASEBALL TEAM FOR THEIR HIN. CONGRATULATIONS.>>THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE YOU HAVING US HERE. THIS IS MY 31st YEAR OF COACHING. AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL, HUNDREDS OF KIDS HAVE GONE THROUGH OUR SYSTEM. A LOT OF THE KIDS THEY DON’T WANT TO COACH, WE COACH THEM. WE’RE ABLE TO GET THE KIDS SCHOLARSHIPS WITH THE HELP OF AMERICAN BASEBALL. THIS IS THE 100th YEAR OF AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL. THIS IS MY 31st YEAR COACHING. THREE GENERATIONS OF FAMILY MEMBERS COACHING. IT WAS A REMARKABLE JOURNEY THIS YEAR, WITH EVERYTHING WE PUT TOGETHER WITH THIS GROUP OF GUYS. THE GUYS WE HAVE HERE TODAY ARE THE GENTLEMEN THAT ARE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL, THE REST ARE IN COLLEGE. THAT’S WHY THEY COULDN’T MAKE IT TODAY. WE’RE PROUD OF WHAT WE’RE ABLE TO DO AND ACCOMPLISH WITH AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL. THE FIRST TEAM EVER, THIS IS THE 100th YEAR OF AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL, THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR FOR A TEAM FROM NEW MEXICO TO MAKE IT. THESE MEN ARE 19 TO 17-YEAR-OLDS. AND TO PLAY AGAINST, CALIFORNIA, HAWAII, ARIZONA, NEVADA AND GO UP AGAINST THEM YEAR AFTER YEAR, AND LOSE AFTER YEAR, BUT THIS YEAR WE ACCOMPLISHED THE GOAL. WE WON THE REGIONAL TOURNAMENT, WHICH WAS HARD. THEN WE GOT TO NORTH CAROLINA, WHICH WE REPRESENTED NEW MEXICO WITH LOT OF CLASS. A LOT OF THE COLLEGE COACH AND SCOUTS ARE THERE TO WATCH US PLAY AND TRAVELLED VERY FAR. WE HAD PARENTS THAT DROVE 26 HOURS TO GET THERE AND SEE THEIR KIDS PLAY. IT’S AN AMAZING JOURNEY. I’M GLAD TO BE PART OF IT. THANK YOU FOR ACKNOWLEDGING US. IT’S JUST A GREAT, GREAT JOURNEY. LET ME SEE IF ANYBODY ELSE — TOM IS OUR STATE BASEBALL CHAIRMAN. AND I TOLD HIM — HE’S BEEN AT IT FOR A HUNDRED YEARS. IT WOULD BE A GREAT HONOR FOR US TO GET TO A WORLD SERIES FOR HIM BECAUSE OF THE TIME HE PUTS IN TO AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL, ALSO.>>I’M ALSO ON NATIONAL WORLD SERIES STAFF. IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO SEE THESE YOUNG GENTLEMEN GET OFF THAT BUS AND COMING FROM THE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT. I CAN SAY FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE, THAT THEY WERE MY KIDS. I TELL YOU WHAT, THEY PLAYED THEIR HEART OUT. I WAS VERY PROUD OF THEM. I WAS VERY PROUD OF THE COACHES. THEY REPRESENTED NEW MEXICO BETTER THAN ANY TEAM THERE. THANK YOU, VERY MUCH.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. IF YOU WANT TO COME UP AND RECEIVE YOUR PROCLAMATION — GO AHEAD. I’M SORRY.>>SORRY, I’M THE COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 13. IT’S OUR HONOR TO SPONSOR THESE YOUTH. AMERICAN LEGION HAS MANY PROGRAMS, AND THIS IS A SMALL EXAMPLE OF WHAT WE DO FOR YOUTH AND GIVING THEM SCHOLARSHIP AND GETTING THEM OUT OF THE STREET AND GETTING THEM INTO THE RIGHT SOURCE IN LIFE. EVERYBODY BACK AT HOME IN THE POST 13 IS HONORED TO GET BACK WITH US THIS WEEK. THANK YOU FOR THIS PROCLAMATION, FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. NEED KIDS ARE THE ONES THAT PUT NEW MEXICO ON THE MAP IN THE WORLD SERIES. ABOUT 3500 TEAMS ARE OUT THERE. THEY MADE IT. SO THANK YOU, TO ALL OF YOU. THANK YOU FOR THAT PROCLAMATION.>>COUN. PEÑA: THAT’S AWESOME. THAT’S INCREDIBLE. THANK YOU. [ Applause ]. [ Applause ].>>COUN. PEÑA: I DON’T THINK YOU CAN RETIRE NEXT YEAR, YOU HAVE TO GO ALL THE WAY. NEXT WE HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING REGARDING THEIR AWARENESS EVENT. WE HAVE MS. REYNA AND MS. VALDEZ TO GIVE A BRIEF PRESENTATION.>>HELLO, I’M ASHLEY, I’M A PROGRAM SPECIALIST FOR MOTHER’S AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING IN ALBUQUERQUE. MORE AFFECTIONTALLY KNOWN AS MAAD. AND I WANT TO A BRIEF INTRODUCTION AND TALK ABOUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS. MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING WAS FOUNDED IN 1980. CANDY CREATED MAAD BECAUSE HER 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WAS HIT AND KILLED BY A DRUNK DRIVER. A MAN JUST RELEASED BY FOR HIS FOURTH DWI. SHE CREATED MAAD TO HELP FIGHT DRUNK DRIVING AND HELP SUPPORT THE VICTIMS OF THESE CRIMES. AT THIS POINT, A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK AT ME WITH THE SO WHAT FACE? WELL, SO WHAT? ACROSS THE COUNTRY EVERY TWO MINUTES SOMEBODY IS IMPACTED BY A DRUNK DRIVING CRASH. IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, IN 2017 ALONE, THERE WERE 147 ALCOHOL INVOLVED CRASHED DEATHS. IN 2018, THAT NUMBER JUMPED UP TO 154. WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? HERE IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, WE HAVE THREE MAJOR PROGRAMS TO HELP IN THE MAAD MISSION. WE HAVE THE COURT MONITORING PROGRAM, WE HAVE EMPLOYEES IN THE COURTS GATHERING DATA ON THE ADJUDICATION OF DWI CASES. WE CREATE AN ANNUAL REPORT AND PUT OUR OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS INTO A REPORT TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY. WE HAVE THE VICTIM ADVOCATES. WE HAVE TWO ADVOCATES IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO WHO SERVICE THE ENTIRE STATE. THEY LIKE TO SAY THEY NEVER CLOSE A CASE BECAUSE IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN SINCE THE CRASH, THEY’RE AVAILABLE TO HELP ANYONE WHOSE BEEN IMPACTED BY IMPAIRED DRIVING. WE HAVE THE IMPACT PANEL PROGRAM. THAT’S OUR FIRST AND SECOND TIME DWI OFFENDER PROGRAM IN THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO. ANYBODY CONVICTED OF A FIRST OR SECOND DWI, THEY HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE MAAD STAFF TALK ABOUT MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING AND THERE’S A PANEL OF VICTIMS WHO SHARE THEIR STORY. I’M HERE TO TALK ABOUT TO THE WALK LIKE MAAD EVENT. IT’S OUR ANNUAL AWARENESS AND FUND-RAISING EVENT. THIS YEAR IT’S ON SEPTEMBER 28, AT 9:00 A.M. IN OLD TOWN. WE WALK FOR THOSE WHO NO LONGER CAN AND ALONGSIDE THOSE WHO NO LONGER CAN. WE SHARE OUR VISION OF NO MORE VICTIMS, AND WE WALK BECAUSE TOGETHER WE’LL END DRUNK DRIVING. IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN MAAD, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO APPROACH ME AFTER THE MEETING. THANK YOU.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE. NEXT, WE HAVE A PRESENTATION FROM DIRECTOR MONTOYA. DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG YOUR PRESENTATION WILL BE? I WANT TO MOVE SOMETHING AROUND ON THE AGENDA, BUT I WANT TO COMPLETE THIS SECTION. WHY DON’T WE DO THIS, I’M JUST GOING TO GO ON. I’M GOING TO GO TO A FINAL ACTION ITEM AND THEN I’LL CALL YOU UP. I’M GOING TO MOVE NOW TO R-19-182. COUNCILOR JONES. AND SANCHEZ.>>COUN. JONES: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. COUNCILOR SANCHEZ, ARE YOU GOING TO INTRODUCE? >>COUN. SANCHEZ: WE HAVE MIKE — HERE THIS EVENING. AND HIS CHILDREN. I KNOW HIS DAUGHTER WAS GOING TO LEAVE TO VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE, SO SHE WANTED LEAVE QUICKLY, HOPEFULLY WE CAN KEEP MIKE A LITTLE BIT LONGER.>>THANK YOU, COUNCILORS. COUNCILOR SANCHEZ, COUNCILOR JONES. THIS BILL IS MEANINGFUL FOR THE FAMILY. THIS SPORT PROJECTS IS WHAT WE COMPLETED UNDER THE LAST ADMINISTRATION. JENNIFER WAS ON THE FIELD TO ENJOY THAT MOMENT WITH US. JOSH AND I PLAYED CATCH ON THE FIELDS BEFORE THEY WERE OPENED. NOT SURE IF THE CONTRACTOR LIKED IT, BUT WE DID IT. JUST A WARM PLACE FOR ALL OF US. WE WERE TALKING COUNCILOR SANCHEZ, AND I MENTIONED AS A POSSIBILITY IN YOUR DISTRICT, IT WAS HEARTWARMING TO SEE YOUR REACTION. AND COUNCILOR JONES, AND YOUR REACTION OF THE SPONSORING OF THIS BILL. IT MEANS A LOT OF THE FAMILY. ALBUQUERQUE, WHAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR US IS AMAZING. WE’RE A KIND PEOPLE IN THIS CITY. THE THREE OF US STAND UP HERE CARRYING HER TORCH OF KINDNESS. THIS IS GOING TO GO A LONG WAY TO MAKE AM SPARK KINDNESS COMPLEX THE CAP — KINDNESS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.>>COUN. JONES: WE’RE GOING TO READ THIS, IF YOU WANT TO STAY UP HERE OR SIT DOWN.>>I THINK SHE WANTS TO SIT DOWN.>>COUN. PEÑA: BEFORE WE GO ON, WE HAVE PEOPLE SIGNED UP.>>COUN. JONES: LET’S READ THE LEGISLATION. IT’S RENAMING THE SPORTS COMPLEX IN HONOR OF JENNIFER RIORDAN, A BASEBALL MOM AND COMMUNITY ADVOCATE WHO BELIEVED IN BEING KIND, LOVING, CARING AND SHARING. I MOVE APPROVAL OF R-19-182.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND SECOND FOR A DUE PASS OF R-182. BEFORE WE GO ON, THERE’S A FEW PEOPLE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK. R-19-182.>>I DECLINE.>>COUN. PEÑA: OKAY. MR. TAD.>>THANK YOU. NAME. BEING PROUD OF IT. MY GRANDFATHER HAD FIVE SONS NAMED — THERE ARE SEVERAL VILLAGES NAMED AFTER WHERE MY ANCESTORS CAME FROM. WE’RE NOW CHANGING NAMES. WELL, FIRST WHEN SHE CAME TO THIS OFFICE RIGHT HERE, COUNCILOR PEÑA, SHE START RENAMING EVERYTHING. NOW, COUNCILOR JONES, DOING THE SAME THING. THIS IS THE LEGACY OF — THE LEADERS. HE HAS TO HAVE HIS NAME, HIS WIFE, WHO IS THIS. AS I UNDERSTAND. WHO IS SHE? I DON’T KNOW ABOUT HER LEGACY. VICE PRESIDENT, WELLS FARGO. COMMUNICATION, MONEY. EVERYTHING IS ABOUT MONEY. YES, I KNOW — I NEVER LOST MY HERITAGE OR MY PRIDE. I BECAME CONTRACTOR WHEN I CAME TO THE UNITED STATES. MY TIME IS RUNNING OUT. I’M PROUD OF THIS COUNTRY. I CAN PUT MY NAME ON EVERYTHING I WANTED. BUT NOT TO POLITICIANS. LIBERALS ARE DESTROYING THE COUNTRY. THANK YOU.>>COUN. PEÑA: MR. ART –.>>HELLO, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL. I WANT TODAY SPEAK MY MIND. I BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US TO STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE. SOMETIMES ARE BETTER LEFT UNSAID. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, I APOLOGIZE. I THOUGHT HEROES ARE ORDINARY PEOPLE DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS. OR NOT EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE DOING ORDINARY THINGS. I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MIKE. I’VE GOT A PROBLEM WITH MIKE AND HIS VALUES. MAYBE THE LESS SAID THE BETTER? IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE ALL SORTS OF THINGS ARE NAMED AFTER ALL SORTS OF PEOPLE. IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER. NO ONE SOLD THE ART SCANDAL TO THE CITY MORE THAN MIKE. NO ONE VOUCHED FOR THE ART PROJECT MORE THAN MIKE. AND IN MY PERSONAL INTERACTIONS WITH HIM, I QUESTIONED HIS VALUES IN TERMS OF KINDNESS, LOVING, SHARING AND CARING. I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS. IT’S IMPORTANT. I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT BLURRING THE LINES BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT AND THAT SORT OF THING. THAT’S ALL I WANTED TO SAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. MS. AMATO.>>HELLO, I THOUGHT TO ACCENTUATE THE FACT THAT BUILDING AND ROADS BEING NAMED AFTER PEOPLE MUST HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH US BEING ON THE COAST TO COAST MASONIC LODGE. THESE STRUCTURES DO NOT ESTABLISH ANYTHING ON BEHALF OF A PERSON. WE PUT PEOPLE’S NAMES ON THEM. IT DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE AT ALL WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT. I AGREE WITH WHAT THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER HAD TO SAY. HE’S MORE INFORMED THAN I ON THOSE PARTICULAR SUBJECTS. IT MADE A LOT OF SENSE. THIS IS A TRADITION IN THE MASONIC LODGE. UNLESS WE START QUESTIONING WHY WE’RE DOING THESE THINGS AND WHAT SENSE DOES IT MAKE, AND BEGIN HONORING MORE ON A MORE SUBSTANTIAL MANNER BY ESTABLISHING JUSTICE IN A MEANINGFUL IN THIS AREA. SINCE MY CAR HAS BEEN STOLEN I’VE BEEN RIDING ON THE BUS. S THE MANY DESPERATE PEOPLE IN THE STREETS, UNHAPPY, AND DIS ENFRANCHISED. I HEARD A PERSON FROM ANOTHER NATION SAY, WE DON’T HAVE ANY HOMELESS PEOPLE IN OUR NATION, WE TAKE THEM IN. SOMEBODY TAKES THEM IN. WE’RE TREATING PEOPLE LIKE RIFFRAFF, AT THE SAME TIME WE’RE NAMING BUILDINGS IN HONOR OF PEOPLE. THERE’S SOMETHING PERVERSE ABOUT IT. AND WE NEED TO STRAIGHTEN UP OUR ACT.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. COUNCILOR JONES.>>COUN. JONES: THIS RESOLUTION RENAMES ALBUQUERQUE REGIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX TO JENNIFER RIORDAN SPARKS COMPLEX. JENNIFER ALWAYS SHOWED ACTS OF KINDNESS THROUGH ACTS OF KINDNESS, HER LOVE OF FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND FUTURE GENERATIONS. HERE AND HER FAMILY HAD A PASSION FOR BASEBALL AND WORKED WITH KIDS. ON NOVEMBER 22, 2017, THE GRAND OPENING OF THE REGIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX WAS CELEBRATED WITH HER AND HER YOUNG SON AND DAUGHTER AND MANY ELECTED OFFICIAL AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS OF ALBUQUERQUE, AS WELL AS ALEX BREGMAN OF THE HOUSTON ASTROS. OUR COMMUNITY LOST JENNIFER WHICH EFFECTED SO MANY. THE FOUNDATION CONTINUES HER SPIRIT TO BE KIND, LOVING, CARING, AND SHARING. WITH THE GOAL TO MAKE ALBUQUERQUE THE KINDNESS CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. IN ORDER TO RECOGNIZE JENNIFER’S BELIEF IN BEING KIND, SHARING, CARING, AND LOVING, THE CITY COUNCIL IS PLEASED TO NAME THE REGIONAL SPORTS COMPLEX WHICH WILL BE THE JENNIFER RIORDAN SPARK COMPLEX IN THE NAME OF VALUES SHE STOOD FOR AND INSTILLED IN HER CHILDREN AND MANY OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN WHICH SHE WORKED. WE’RE PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN HER, AND MANY OF US CALLED HER FRIEND.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: BEFORE I MAKE ANY COMMENTS, I’D LIKE TO GET COMMENTS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION AND THEIR POSITION. I TALKED TO THE STAFF OF THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE MAYOR ON THIS ISSUE. I THINK THEY’RE PROUD TO BE NAMING THIS FACILITY AFTER JENNIFER RIORDAN.>>THE ADMINISTRATION ON BEHALF OF THE MAYOR AND THE ADMINISTRATION, WE’RE SUPPORTIVE OF THIS CHANGE AND GRATEFUL FOR COUNCIL COMING UP WITH THIS IDEA. I CAN’T THINK OF MANY THINGS WE NEED MORE IN THIS WORLD THAN KINDNESS.>>COUN. PEÑA: COUNCILOR BORREGO.>>COUN. BORREGO: I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I DID NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET JENNIFER. I WISH I HAD. SHE SOUNDED LIKE A VERY COMMUNITY-ORIENTED PERSON THAT GAVE A LOT OF HER TIME AND EFFORTS, PROBABLY ASIDE FROM HER FAMILY, TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE. I DID HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH MICHAEL FOR OVER TEN YEARS. MICHAEL AND I WORKED ON A NUMBER OF ALBUQUERQUE CITY PROJECTS AND INCLUDING ALBUQUERQUE HIGH AND SOME OTHER PROJECTS THAT HAVE REALLY MADE A NAME FOR THEMSELVES IN ALBUQUERQUE. I’VE ALWAYS FOUND, REGARDLESS OF POLITICS, I’VE FOUND MICHAEL TO BE A VERY — HIS INTEGRITY AND HIS DEDICATION TO THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE WAS BEYOND A LOT OF, YOU KNOW, EXPECTATIONS. AND I THINK THAT’S IMPORTANT. TONIGHT IS REALLY ABOUT JENNIFER RIORDAN AND HER LIFE. AND THE SORT OF ENERGY AND SPIRIT SHE GAVE TO OUR CITY. I’M HAPPY TO SUPPORT THIS.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. LET ME FIRST BEGIN BY SHAKE THAT IT IS AN HONOR SUPPORTING THIS RESOLUTION IN NAMING THIS BASEBALL COMPLEX AFTER JENNIFER RIORDAN. ON APRIL 17, 2018, MIKE,AVIARY, AND JOSH’S LIFE CHANGED FOREVER. I’M PROUD MIKE NEVER GAVE UP WHAT JENNIFER BELIEVED IN. GIVING IN KINDNESS TO OTHERS. WHEN SHE WENT INTO THE ROOM, EVERYBODY’S EYES LIT UP. AND WHEN WE’RE GOING TO BE PLAYING COMPETITIVE SPORT AT THIS PARK. I KNOW SHE LOVED SPORTS, AND HER CHILDREN LOVE SPORTS. AVIARY HAD TO LEAVE, AND ALSO JOSH. AND APOLOGIZE TO THE FAMILY FOR WHAT WAS SAID BY SOME OF THE SPEAKERS. YOU DIDN’T KNOW HER AND YOU DIDN’T KNOW THE LIFE SHE HAD. IT WAS CUT SHORT BECAUSE OF THE SOUTHWEST ACCIDENT. I BELIEVE HER LIFE, AND HELPING THROUGHOUT — THERE WAS A COMMENT ABOUT ORDINARY PEOPLE. SHE WAS AN ORDINARY PERSON DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY. I BELIEVE WE’RE MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION BY NAMING THE COMPLEX AFTER JENNIFER RIORDAN. I LOVE THE WORDS SPARKS KINDNESS. THAT’S WHO SHE WAS AND THAT’S WHAT SHE WAS ALL ABOUT. AND YOU DID SOME GREAT WORK FOR THE CITY. YOU WERE ALL THERE THAT DAY. YOUR WHOLE FAMILY WAS AT THE BASEBALL COMPLEX WHEN THEY DEDICATED THE SPORTS COMPLEX TO THE COMMUNITY. I DRIVE OUT THERE ALL THE TIME. IT’S CLOSE TO MY HOME. I SEE THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ENJOYING THE FACILITY. IT’S INCREDIBLE TO SEE WHAT’S GOING ON THERE. THERE’S NO BETTER NAME THAN TO NAME IT AFTER JENNIFER RIORDAN. IT’S NOW THE ALBUQUERQUE SPORTS COMPLEX, BUT I BELIEVE THE CITIZENS THAT GO TO THE COMPLEX WILL BE HAPPY. I WAS THERE FOR THE SERVICE FOR JENNIFER RIORDAN. THERE WAS THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN HER HONOR, BECAUSE THAT’S THE PERSON SHE WAS THEY’RE THERE TO HONOR HER LIVE, AND MIKE YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB ON THAT DAY. WE’RE HONORED, TODAY, TO NAME THE COMPLEX AFTER JENNIFER RIORDAN.>>COUN. PEÑA: WITH THAT, THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR A DUE PASS OF R-182. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. CONGRATULATIONS. [ Applause ].>>I WANT TO SAY, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. THAT’S GOING TO SPRINGBOARD A LOT OF KINDNESS WE’RE GOING TO BE DOING AT THE FACILITY. YOU HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART, AND I WANT TO ATHANK YOU FOR TONIGHT. IT WARMS OUR HEART AS A FAMILY, AND HOPEFULLY, AS A COMMUNITY. THANK YOU.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. NOW, WE’RE GOING TO GO BACK TO DIRECTOR MONTOYA. HE’S GOING TO GIVE A PRESENTATION ON CITY-WIDE PROJECTS. THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.>>MADAM PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, I WAS ASKED TO GIVE A SHORT PRESENTATION ON SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE’RE WORKING ON. THEY ASKED THAT I HIGHLIGHT THOSE THAT ARE THE LARGER PROJECTS, AND AFTER THE PRESENTATION, I’D BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE ANY ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE, AS WELL AS GIVE YOU DETAILED INFORMATION THAT MAY BE IN YOUR DISTRICT. NOT TONIGHT, BUT AFTER THE MEETING. CURRENTLY, WITHIN DMD WE’RE MANAGING 76 PROJECTS OUT OF THE CIP DIVISION. WE HAVE SIX PROJECT MANAGERS. THEY’RE IN EACH COUNCIL DISTRICT. THEY RANGE FROM A HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO CLOSE TO $14 MILLION. WE RUN THE GAMUT OF PROJECTS WE’RE MANAGING IN EACH OF THE COUNCIL DISTRICTS YOU REPRESENT. WE’RE MANAGING $213 MILLION JUST IN THE CIP DIVISION. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, ABOUT YEAR AND HALF AGO WE TOOK OVER MANAGEMENT OF ALL BIO PARK MANAGEMENT. WE MANAGE PROJECTS AT THE ZOO, AND TINGLY BEACH. WE HAVE TWO PROJECT MANAGERS THAT MANAGE THAT ON BEHALF OF THAT PROJECT. THEY’RE FUNDED OUT OF GRT RECEIPTS. AN EIGHTH OF A CENT WAS PASSED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, AND THOSE ARE THE MUNIES USED. WE’RE AT $51 MILLION AT PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR PROJECTS AT THE BIO PARK. I’LL JUMP INTO THE STREETS PROGRAM. WE NOW HAVE, IN STREETS,AGAIN THIS IS NOT TRAFFIC SIGNALS, OR REHAB, IT’S MAJOR ROAD PROJECTS WE’RE MANAGING THROUGHOUT THE CITY. WE HAVE SEVEN SENIOR ENGINEERS, AND A TOTAL OF 42, ALMOST $43 MILLION WE’RE MANAGING. IN FOUR OR FIVE OF THE COUNCIL DISTRICTS. AND FINALLY, ON THE STORM SIDE, WE HAVE SIX SENIOR ENGINEERS THAT MANAGE STORM PROJECTS. AND SEVEN CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS THAT MANAGE PROJECTS IN THE GENERAL AREA, FOR A TOTAL OF ABOUT $36.2 MILLION PROJECTS WE’RE MANAGING WITHIN THE STORM PROGRAM. AND THIS LAST YEAR THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS, THE 2019 APPROPRIATIONS, $70 MILLION. THEY COME THROUGH THE DMD PROJECT. WE MANAGE PROJECTS FOR 11 DEPARTMENTS IN THE CITY. THE BULK OF THE PROJECTS ARE PROJECTS THAT ARE BEING CONDUCTED ON BEHALF OF THE OTHER DEPARTMENTS. 11 DEPARTMENTS ARE WHAT WE MANAGE DEPARTMENTS FOR. I’M GOING TO MENTION A FEW OF THEM. AND I’M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. I WANT TO START WITH BIO PARK. WE’RE IN DESIGN FOR THE ASIA EXHIBIT. THAT IS SCHEDULED TO GO TO CONSTRUCTION LATE 2020. THAT IS A $22 MILLION PROJECT WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND TO $35 MILLION. THAT IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE LARGER PROJECTS WE’RE UNDERTAKING ON BEHALF OF THE BIO PARK. AND WE ALSO HAVE THE AUSTRALIA EXHIBIT. THAT’S IN NEGOTIATION FOR DESIGN. THAT’S A $12 MILLION PROJECT. UNDER FAMILY COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR COUNCILOR HARRIS, WE DO HAVE THE SINGING ARROW COMMUNITY CENTER. WE’RE SCHEDULED TO GO TO CONSTRUCTION IN MARCH OF 2020. THAT IS IN THE FINAL STAGES BEFORE WE BID THAT PROJECT OUT. WE HAVE THE WEST GATE COMMUNITY CENTER. COUNCILOR PEÑA’S DISTRICT. PHASE ONE IS IN ABOUT $6.5 MILLION. AND WE HAVE A PHASE TWO AND POSSIBLY A PHASE THREE. WE’RE LOOKING TO GO TO CONSTRUCTION WITH THAT IN EARLY 2020. AND THE JONES COMMUNITY CENTER IN COUNCILOR SANCHEZ’S DISTRICT, THAT’S THE ADDITION OF THE GYM. ROUGHLY $3.2 MILLION AND EARLY SPRING OF 2020 IS THE TIME WE’RE HOPING FOR. I THROW THESE DATES OUT, AND MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED WITH THESE PROJECTS WITHIN THE DISTRICT, EVERY SO OFTEN THERE’S A HITCH THROWN IN THERE. AND THERE’S A DELAY HERE OR THERE. WE’RE TRYING TO KEEP AS CLOSE TO THE SCHEDULE WE HAVE BECAUSE WE’RE TRYING TO GET AS MUCH MONEY OUT OF THE DOOR AS WE CAN. THERE’S A FACILITY IN COUNCILOR PEÑA’S DISTRICT, THAT’S GOING BACK AND FORTH, AND WE’RE GOING TO DO THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN DECEMBER AND GO TO CONSTRUCTION IN JANUARY OF 2020. AND WE’RE IN CONSTRUCTION AT COUNCILOR WINTER’S DISTRICT. IT’S $5.2 MILLION WITH THAT PROJECT. IT’S WELL UNDER WAY. AND THE SPORTS AND FITNESS ADDITION, THAT’S A MILLION-DOLLAR PROJECT. WE DON’T HAVE A START DATE WITH THAT. WE’RE RUNNING INTO DESIGN ISSUES WITH INARCHITECT. WE’RE HOPING TO GO INTO CONSTRUCTION SOMEWHERE BETWEEN APRIL AND MAY 2020. THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT LIBRARY, THAT’S A $20 MILLION PROJECT IN COUNCILOR DAVIS’S DISTRICT. WE’RE IN FINAL DESIGN RIGHT NOW. WE’RE WAITING FOR THE BOND ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. WE HAVE STATE APPROPRIATIONS AND HOLD BOND PROCEEDS. WE SHOULD BE FULLY FUNDED AND READY TO GO IN THE EARLY PART OF NEXT YEAR. TAYLOR RANCH COMMUNITY CENTER, THAT’S IN COUNCILOR BORREGO’S DISTRICT, THAT’S ABOUT $11 MILLION. IT WILL GIVE THAT COMMUNITY AN ADDITIONAL MEETING SPACE. IN COUNCILOR JONES’S DISTRICT, A COUPLE OF PROJECTS, BUT THE ONE THAT STANDS OUT IS THE SUBSTATION, $700,000 FOR THE REHAB OF THAT FACILITY. AND THE AREA COMMAND IN COUNCILOR BORREGO’S DISTRICT. WE’RE NOT EXPANDING ANYTHING, BUT IMPROVING WHAT WE HAVE THERE. I’M GOING TO JUMP DOWN TO SOLID WASTE. THE WEST SIDE MAINTENANCE AND OFFICE FACILITY WHICH IS OUT AT THE LANDFILL, THAT IS FOR MANY OF YOU THAT HAD THIS DISCUSSION WITH THE COO AND OTHERS, THAT ACTUALLY IS A FACILITY THAT HOUSE ALL OF THE VEHICLES FROM SOLID WASTE ON THE WEST SIDE. THE ALLOWS THE TRUCKS TO BE ON THE WEST SIDE AND BE MAINTAINED ON THE WEST SIDE. AND THE BIG PROJECT FOR SOLID WASTE IS THE ADMIN AND MAINTENANCE FACILITY AT THEEDETH LOCATION. THAT IS ABOUT $30 MILLION. THAT’S ABOUT 70% CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS. AND THE LAST ONE THAT I WANT TO TALK AND MENTION, IT’S THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT CENTER. THAT’S IN COUNCILOR DAVIS’S DISTRICT. WYOMING AND COPPER. THAT IS A JOINT PROJECT AND NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THE STATE POLICE, BERNALILLO COUNTY. IT IS A FACILITY THAT WILL BE A COMMAND CENTER FOR THE MOVEMENT OF TRAFFIC WITHIN THE CITY. THAT WILL ALLOW US TO DETERMINE WHERE THE HOT SPOTS ARE AT. AND TO SEND POLICE VEHICLES OUT TO THE LOCATIONS. THAT IS MOVING ALONG QUITE WELL. WE’RE SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED SEPTEMBER OF NEXT YEAR. THAT’S AN 18-MONTH JOB. ON THE STREETS, LADERA DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS, THEY’RE HAVING PHASE TWO. NARROWING THE MEDIANS AND LEAVING THE TREES IN PLACE. THAT’S $3.3 MILLION. PARADISE BOULEVARD IS UNDERWAY, THAT’S TWO AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS, THAT’S SCHEDULED FOR APRIL COMPLETION. WE MAY BE ABLE TO SHAVE A FEW MONTHS OFF THAT. THEY’RE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. THE BIG ONE THAT EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE TALKING ABOUT IS RIO GRANDE AND CANDELARIA. WE’RE SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETE WITH THE ROUND ABOUT ON THE 10th OF SEPTEMBER. WE HOPE TO BE OUT SO WE CAN ALLOW THE WATER UTILITY TO GO TO 12th AND MENAUL. WE WANT THE WATER AUTHORITY TO GO THERE AND ABANDON THE LINES THERE. WE HAVE A PROJECT IN COUNCILOR WINTER’S DISTRICT WITH WYOMING BOULEVARD EXTENSION. AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PARADISE AND UNSER, WE’VE SECURED THE $45 MILLION FOR THOSE PROJECTS.>>COUN. PEÑA: YOU MEAN PASEO DEL NORTE? >>YES. I’M SORRY. I THINK THAT’S PRETTY MUCH THE BIGGER PROJECTS. THE LAST ONE I WANT TO MENTION, IT’S PART OF COUNCILOR SANCHEZ’S DISTRICT AND COUNCILOR PEÑA’S DISTRICT, IT’S THE IMPROVEMENT ON THE MEDIANS ON CENTRAL FROM UNSER TO 118th STREET. THAT’S FEDERALLY FUNDED, BUT IT’S UNDERWAY. THAT’S A RECAP, THE ONLY OTHER THING I WANT TO MENTION, WE WORK WITH THE POLICY ANALYST TO BRING THEM UP TO SPEED, BUT IF YOU NEED, WE’LL HAVE SCHEMATIC DESIGNS. AND WE’LL HAVE FINAL DESIGNS. ALL OF THE DRAWING ARE AVAILABLE TO THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE POLICY ANALYSTS AND THE GIN GENERAL PUBLIC IF THEY’RE INTERESTED WHAT WE’RE BUILDING AND WHAT IS THE COST IS. IF THERE’S A PROJECT IN HERE THAT YOU’RE CONCERNED ABOUT, IF I DON’T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR YOU TONIGHT, GIVE ME AN E-MAIL AND I’LL GIVE YOU SPECIFICS. WITH THAT I STAND FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.>>COUN. PEÑA: ANY QUESTIONS? THERE SEEMS TO BE NO QUESTIONS. THANK YOU, WE APPRECIATE THE UPDATE. NEXT WE HAVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION. THERE IS NO. ACTUALLY, SHE WILL PRESENT NEXT MEETING. WE’RE ON QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD FOR THE ADMINISTRATION. COUNCILOR SANCHEZ.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: I HAVE ONE QUESTION REGARDING RUMORS THAT I’M HEARING THAT THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE OR UNM IS GOING TO STOP THE BUS PASSES FOR THE FREE BUS RIDES. IS THAT CORRECT? >>COUNCILOR PEÑA, COUNCILOR SANCHEZ, NOT TO MY KNOWLEDGE. WE DO THAT VIA — WE PAY A FAT FEE IN EXCHANGING OF PROVIDING THE PASSES.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: DO YOU WANT TO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. I’VE HEARD FROM SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT THEY WERE CONCERNED THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE STOPPED. AND BECAUSE OF THE HIGH COST OF PARKING FOR THE STUDENTS, THIS IS A GREAT ALTERNATIVE.>>WE’D BE HAPPY TO CONFIRM THAT AND GET BACK TO YOU.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: THANK YOU.>>COUN. PEÑA: COUNCILOR GIBSON, FOLLOWED BY COUNCILOR WINTER.>>COUN. GIBSON: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. ON THAT SAME TOPIC, WE’VE TYPICALLY IN PAST YEARS, MY OFFICE HAS BEEN ABLE TO SUPPLY, THROUGH TRANSIT, SOME BUS PASSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL KIDS. TYPICALLY, DEL NORTE, AND TITLE ONE HOMELESS SCHOOL PROJECT. ALSO, WE’VE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR HIGHLAND THIS TIME TOO. WE UNDERSTAND THAT SOMEBODY IN TRANSIT, I DON’T REMEMBER WHO IT IS, DOES GET THOSE OUT TO APS. BUT FOR SOME REASON, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO WHERE THEY NEED TO GO. CAN YOU TELL US — DO YOU KNOW HOW THEY’RE DISPENSED TO APS? DO THEY GO TO ONE ADMINISTRATOR? OR ONE SCHOOL? HOW DOES THAT WORK? >>I APPRECIATE THAT, MADAM PRESIDENT, COUNCILOR GIBSON. I’M NOT QUITE SURE HOW THEY GET DELIVERERED TO APS. WE’RE MEETING WITH APS ON FRIDAY. WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT A VARIETY OF CITY AND APS USES. I’LL GET THAT ANSWER TO YOU AND MAKE SURE WE FOLLOW UP FOR YOU.>>COUN. GIBSON: GREAT. THAT’S ENCOURAGING. I WOULD REALLY LIKE FOR US TO CONSIDER JUST GIVING ALL SCHOOL KIDS WHO HAVE A CARD, FREE PASSES ON THE BUS, SO WE DON’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS. I UNDERSTAND WE LOSE REVENUE ON THAT. BUT THE GAIN IS REALLY CONSIDERING. WE’D BE SOCIALIZING FUTURE GENERATIONS TO USING PUBLIC TRANSIT, WHICH IS A GOOD THING. AND ALSO, IT HELPS SUPPORT THE SCHOOLS. THEY’VE BEEN CAMPAIGNING FOR EVERY DAY, YOU MUST GO TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY. THAT DOESN’T ALWAYS HAPPEN IN HOUSEHOLDS, UNFORTUNATELY. GETTING KIDS TO SCHOOL, GETTING THEM TO SCHOOL ON TIME, THESE ARE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT TRANSIT CAN HELP THEM DO. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU CAN CHECK INTO THAT FOR ME.>>COUN. PEÑA: COUNCILOR WINTER.>>COUN. WINTER: I’VE SEEN SOME PRELIMINARY NUMBERS, BUT AT THE NEXT MEETING MAYBE WE CAN GET THE ECONOMIC IMPACT THE SENIOR GAMES HAD. I DID SEE PRELIMINARY NUMBERS, BUT I DON’T KNOW IF THE NUMBERS ARE IN OR NOT.>>WE’D BE HAPPY TO SHARE THOSE. I THINK SOME OF THEM ROLLED OUT WITH THE VISIT ABQ MEETING. WE’D BE HAPPY TO SHARE THOSE AND TALK ABOUT THEM NEXT TIME, IF YOU WOULD LIKE.>>COUN. BORREGO: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO WAS SUMMERFEST. IT SEEMED LIKE WE HAD LOT OF CITY RESOURCES, AND I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE WE HAD IN ATTENDANCE? >>I DON’T HAVE THE NUMBER FOR YOU. I’LL BE HAPPY TO GET IT FOR YOU. I WILL SAY THAT IT’S BECAUSE OF A NEW VENUE, WE DOUBLED UP ON OUR CITY STAFF TO ENSURE THAT PARKING AND THE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS, NOT ONLY FOR THE RESIDENTS, BUT FOR THOSE ATTENDING, WAS AS GOOD AS WE MAKE IT. WE DID REALLY USE A LOT MORE RESOURCES. BUT I’D BE HAPPY TO GET YOU THAT INFORMATION. I’D BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING IF CITY RESOURCES WERE OVEREXTENDED. I UNDERSTAND IT WAS A NEW VENUE. I ALSO HAD CONCERNS ABOUT THE ACCESS, WHICH I MENTIONED TO THE MAYOR. AND I WOULD LIKE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION TO CONSIDER WORKING WITH DMD TO LOOK AT THAT PARK AND SEE IF THERE’S ADDITIONAL ACCESSES THAT CAN BE PROVIDED IN THE FUTURE. I THINK, IF THAT IS GOING TO BE, AND I HEARD RUMBLINGS ABOUT A PERMANENT LOCATION, IF THAT WAS TO BECOME A PERMANENT LOCATION, I THINK IT WOULD BEHOOVE US TO LOOK AT ADDITIONAL ACCESSES.>>WE HAVE LOOKED AT THAT, JUST AS A GENERAL RULE OF THUMB. WE LIKE TO HAVE MULTIPLE ACCESS POINTS FROM A FACILITY OF THAT SIZE. WE’RE LOOKING AT THAT. WE’LL BE HAPPY TO GET THAT INFORMATION AND VISIT WITH YOU, AS IT RELATE THOSE USES.>>COUN. BORREGO: THANK YOU.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. WE’RE NOW ON ITEM SIX, JOURNAL. COUNCILOR BORREGO.>>COUN. BORREGO: I MOVE PROVAL OF THE AUGUST 19th JOURNAL.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND SECOND FOR APPROVAL. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. WE’RE NOW ON ITEM SEVEN, COMMUNICATIONS AND INTRODUCTION. I HAVE COUNCILOR GIBSON, AND COUNCILOR BENTON, AND COUNCILOR DAVIS. R-187.>>COUN. GIBSON: I WILL MOVE THAT THE RULES BE SUSUSPENDED TO HAVE R-187 AND PLACE IT ON THE SEPTEMBER 16th AGENDA. THIS IS ENDORSING THE DECLARATION OF THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY, AND REQUESTING REGIONAL COLLABORATION IN THE JUST TRANSITION IN THE EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION EFFORT TO RESTORE A SAFE CLIMATE.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. COUNCILOR BENTON.>>COUN. BENTON: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE RULES BE SUSUSPENDED TO INTRODUCE O-76 AND REFERRING TO THEFIANCE AND OPERATION COMMITTEE. IT’S AMENDING THE ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, THE PUBLIC SAFETY TAX ADVISORY BORD ORDINANCE TO REDINE THE COMPOSITION ROLES SKWRB RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY TAX REVIEW BOARD.>>COUN. PEÑA: JUST A REFERENCE, ALL THESE WILL REQUIRE A TWO-THIRDS VOTE. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. WE’RE NOW, COUNCILOR DAVIS.>>COUN. DAVIS: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE RULES BE SUSPENDED. NEW MEXICO TAX REFUNDING AND IMPROVEMENT REVENUE BONDS IN TWO SERIES IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPLE AMOUNT TO INCLUDE GROSS RECEIPTS AND IMPROVEMENT BONDS AND GROSS REVENUE BONDS 2019B.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. COUNCILOR BENTON, AND COUNCILOR PEÑA. I MOVE THE RULES BE SUSPENDED AND REFER IT TO THEFIANCE AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE. IT’S AMENDING THE COMPOSITION OF BOARD OF HOUSING FOR THE ALBUQUERQUE HOUSING AUTHORITY. THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. NEXT, I — PLANNING COMMISSION, IT’S AMENDING THE 1416-2-OF THE INTEGRATED ORDINANCE TO ADD TWO AT LARGE MEMBERS TO THE COMMISSION. IS THERE A SECOND? THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES ON AN 8-2. 7-2, I’M SORRY. COUNCILOR BENTON.>>COUN. BENTON: THANK YOU. I’LL MOVE RULES BE SUSPENDED FOR GIVING TO THE LAND USE AND ZONING COMMUNITY. IT’S ESTABLISHING A PROCESS TO ADOPT GOALS AND POLICIES OF SECTOR POLICY PLANS OF THE CAMP PLAN UNTIL THE FIRST COMMUNITY PLANNING CYCLE IS COMPLETE.>>COUN. PEÑA: I’LL SECOND THAT. THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? 8-1. THAT MOTION PASSES ON AN 8-1. COUNCILOR BENTON.>>COUN. BENTON: THANK YOU. I MOVE THE RULES BE SUSPENDED, AND REFER IT TO THE LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE, IT’S ESTABLISHING THE PROCESS FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER REENACTMENT OF THE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PLANS LISTED IN APPENDIX “D,” INCLUDING THE REGLATORY ASSPECTS OF THE PLANS.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: I HAVE A QUESTION. ARE YOU SAYING WE’RE GOING TO DO AWAY WITH THE IDO? OR ARE WE GOING TO INCORPORATE THE AMENDMENTS? >>COUN. BENTON: THE INTENTION IS NOT TO REPLACE THE IDO, RATHER, ON A PROVISIONAL BASIS IN CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS, THAT THE SECTOR PLANS COULD BE LISTED AND BE MORE ROBUSTLY INCLUDED WITHIN THE PLAN.>>MADAM PRESIDENT, I THINK COUNCILOR BENTON DESCRIBED EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT. WE’RE LOOKING AT THE ADOPTION OR INCORPORATION OF SECTOR PLANS INTO THE EXISTING IDO.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: RIGHT NOW, WE’RE LOOKING AT AMENDMENTS TO PUT INTO THE IDO, CAN WE LOOK AT AMENDING SOME OF THOSE PLANS BACK INTO THE IDO WITHOUT GOING BACK? THE WORDS REALLY CONCERN ME HERE. WHEN YOU STATE REENACTMENT OF THE SECTOR PLANS. WE’VE ALREADY PASSED THE IDO, AND MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS WHAT KIND OF LAWSUITS ARE WE GOING TO LOOK AT WHEN DEVELOPERS LOOK AT APPLICATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT. I SUPPORT A LOT OF STUFF LEFT OUT, BUT THAT COULD BE DONE WITH AMENDMENTS.>>IN FACT, IF THAT IS THE COURSE OF THE COUNCIL WANS TO TAKE, WE’D BE HAPPY TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION. OUR INTENT TO ENSURE WE HAVE AS MANY OF THOSE SECTOR PLANS INTO THE IDO.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: THANK YOU.>>COUN. PEÑA: COUNCILOR GIBSON AND THEN COUNCILOR WINTER.>>COUN. WINTER: THIS IS GOING TO BE TO START A DISCUSSION, NOT NECESSARILY SWAPPING THE PLANS, THE SECTOR PLAN FOR THE IDO, CORRECT? >>COUN. BENTON: IF I CAN RESPOND. THIS WOULD ESTABLISH A PROCESS. THIS ISN’T ADAPTING THESE PLANS. THIS ISN’T DOING ANYTHING OTHER THAN DIRECTING A PROCESS WHERE THEY COULD BE LOOKED AT IN MORE DETAIL. WE NEED TO KEEP IN MIND THAT THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN INCLUDED THIS PROCESS. SO IT DOES ANTICIPATE DOING THIS WORK THROUGH THAT PROCESS.>>COUN. WINTER: COUNCILOR SANCHEZ, I’M THINKING THE SAME THING YOU ARE. I THINK IT CAN BE CHANGED IT’S THE PROCESS OF WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO TO MAKE THOSE CHANGES.>>COUN. BORREGO: I NEED SOME KIND OF AN ANSWER. MY UNDERSTANDING IS WITH THE IDO WE HAD COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT AREAS COMING WITHIN FIVE YEARS. WITHIN THAT PROCESS OF DEVELOPING COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT AREAS, WE’D LOOK AT THE SECTOR PLANS AND IDO. IN MY MIND, THERE WAS ALREADY A PROCESS ESTABLISHED. SO NOW, WE’RE — I HAVE NOT — I’M SORRY, COUNCILOR BENTON, I’VE NOT READ THIS BILL. WE’RE SAYING WE’RE ESTABLISHING ANOTHER PROCESS? I’M A LITTLE CONFUSED.>>WHAT WE’RE SAYING IS WHAT YOU HAVE DESCRIBED. ENSURING THAT WE CLEARLY HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT INCORPORATING AS MUCH OF THOSE SECTOR PLANS INTO THE IDO AS POSSIBLE. IT WAS THE ADMINISTRATION’S PERSPECTIVE THAT HAVING THESE BILLS IN FRONT OF THE COUNCIL FOR CONVERSATION, CONSIDERATION, ULTIMATELY IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO TALK ABOUT THOSE AND INCORPORATE THEM.>>COUN. BORREGO: I THOUGHT THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THE IDO WAS TO CREATE A STREAMLINE PROCESS IN REGARD TO ZONING. NOW WE’RE LOOKING AT SECTOR PLANS AND ZONING PLANS. THERE’S TWO TYPES OF ZONES, THERE’S TRADITIONAL ZONING, AND FORM-BASED ZONING. IS THAT WHAT THE PROCESS WOULD BE IS TO TURN IN WHAT WE’RE MESSING? >>COUN. BENTON: I’LL TAKE A STAB AT IT. AND THE ADMINISTRATION MIGHT WANT TO ELABORATE. ESSENTIALLY, AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY PLANNING PROCESS, WE WOULD CLEARLY IN ANY PLANNING PROCESS OF THE TYPE THAT WAS ANTICIPATED, THESE COMMUNITY ISSUES WOULD BE THE BASIS FOR THE CONVERSATIONS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY PLANNING PROCESS, REGARDLESS. I CAN BET YOU A DOLLAR TO A DONUT, THAT THE FIRST MEETING, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BRING FORTH CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE SECTOR PLANS. NOW, THE SECTOR PLAN, I STAND BY WHAT COUNCILOR JONES AND I SPONSORED. WE HAD A SYSTEM THAT WAS SUPER UNWIELDLY. IT WASN’T A PROBLEM WITH THE CONTENT OF THE PLANS, IT WAS THE HODGEPODGE SYSTEM, FROM WHICH ONLY HALF OF THE CITY BENEFITS FROM HAVING A SECTOR PLAN AND HAD THE LUXURY OF HAVING SPECIAL ZONING FOR ONE AREA. THAT WOULD NATURALLY BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY PLANNING AREA PROCESS, REGARDLESS. THIS BODY, AS THE ULTIMATE LAND USE AUTHORITY CAN AMEND THE IDO AND THESE REGULATIONS, AT WILL. OF COURSE, WE’RE GOING THROUGH THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER THEM. THIS DOES ANTICIPATE A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCESS LAID OUT BY THE IDO.>>COUN. BORREGO: COUNCILOR, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, I TRIED TO THROW THIS PROCESS DOWN A LITTLE BIT WHEN I GOT ON THE COUNSEL JUST FOR THIS REASON. I FEEL LIKE WE STILL NEEDED A LITTLE BIT OF WORK. IT SEEMS LIKE NOW WE’RE TRYING TO PUT A BAND-AID ON THINGS THAT WERE NOT FIXED. THAT’S JUST A COMMENT.>>COUN. BENTON: IF I MAY COMMENT, WITHOUT QUESTION, ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE IDO IS THAT THE RECOGNIZES THAT IT’S A MAJOR CHANGE OF FORMAT. FROM AN OLD FORMAT, OLD CODE, STARTED IN 1959, TO A MODERN FORMAT. IT DID NOT PROPORT TO CORRECT EVERY ISSUE THAT WE MIGHT KNOW THAT EXISTS WITHIN THAT OLD CODE. THE EFFORT OF CONVERTING TO A NEW SYSTEM WAS MONUMENTAL WITHOUT FIXING EVERYTHING THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WRONG WITH SOME OF THE OLDER ZONING REGULATIONS WITHIN THE BASIC ZONING CODE OR EVEN WITHIN SOME OF THE OLDER SECTOR PLANS WHICH WERE ACTUALLY DATED BACK TO 1979 AND 80. THEY ESTABLISHED A PROCESS GOING FORWARD TO CONTINUE TO REGULARLY UPDATE THE PLAN AND REGULARLY HAVE COMMUNICATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC ISSUES THAT WERE ADDRESSED WITHIN THE PLAN.>>COUN. DAVIS: I WANT TO POINT OUT, I THINK THIS IS AN IMPORTANT CONVERSATION AND PRECISELY I THINK THE REASON THE COUNCILORS IS INTRODUCING THIS. QUESTION BEFORE US IS WHETHER WE ASSIGN THIS WITH THE COMMITTEE. I’M NOT IN FAVOR OF ONE SIDE OR THE OTHER. BUT I THINK WE SHOULD USE THE TIME TO DECIDE WE’RE DOING IT TONIGHT OR SENDING IT THROUGH COMMITTEE. THEN WE CAN HAVE THE DISCUSSION.>>COUN. HARRIS: I DON’T THINK TWO WEEKS IS ENOUGH TO WAIT. I THINK WE SHOULD WAIT INDEFINITELY. WE HAD, ACCORDING TO YOUR CONSULTANTS, WE HAD THE WORST ZONING IN THE COUNTRY. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS TRYING TO RETURN BACK TO THE HORRIBLE ZONING. WE’VE ALREADY NOT FOLLOWED THE ADVICE OF OUR CONSULTANTS. WE HAVE ALL THESE CONCERNS ANY TIME SOMEONE WANTS TO BUILD SOMETHING AS IT IS. THIS MAKES IT WORSE. WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO WITH THE IDO — WE’RE GOING TO ADD ANOTHER OVERLAY, I THINK WE SHOULD STEER SO CLEAR FROM THAT. WHAT I HEAR FROM THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND THE DEVELOPERS IS THAT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT HAS FOUGHT FIGURED OUT THE IDO. I THINK WE NEED TO DO THAT FIRST. AND WE CAN AT SIDECARS IF WE HAVE TO. I THINK WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE IDO DOES AND HOW TO MAKE IT WORK AND IMPLEMENT IT WORK AND NOT SPENDING TIME WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT AND THIS COUNCIL FIGURING OUT WAYS TO TINKER WITH THE IDO THAT INTERFERES WITH PROPERTY RIGHTS. I CANNOT VOTE FOR ANY PART OF THIS, EVER.>>COUN. JONES: COUNCILOR HARRIS, THANK YOU. THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS WE’RE TRYING TO FAST TRACK FOR SOME REASON THAT I CAN’T UNDERSTAND. THE PROCESS IS IN PLACE TO DO THIS. MOST PEOPLE, WHEN THEY HAVE AN ISSUE WITH ANY KIND OF DEVELOPMENT OR PLANS, THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL AND COME TO THE CITY COUNCIL, WE HEAR THEM AND THEY GO TO A COUPLE HEARING OFFICERS. THERE’S A GREAT PROCESS IN PLACE AND TO REVERT SOMETHING THAT WE THINK IS GOING TO WORK BUT WE STILL HAVE SOME GLITCHES IN IT, TO SOMETHING WE DIDN’T KNOW DIDN’T WORK. IS PROBABLY NOT THE SIGN OF THE MOST BRILLIANT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. WE SHOULD SIT BACK, AND FIX WHAT WE HAVE. THERE’S NO REASON TO JUMP INTO THIS AND SAY WE MUST FAST TRACK IT, WHEN WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT IS WE WANT TO DO OTHER THAN OTHER WE DON’T WANT TO DO WHAT MAYBE WE’RE DOING THAT SOME PEOPLE LIKE IT BETTER THE OTHER WAY. THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO DO GOOD GOVERNMENT. WE NEED TO LOOK AT IT, AND LOOK AT WHAT THE REAL PROBLEMS ARE. I’M ADAMANTLY OPPOSED TO FASTTRACKING THIS.>>COUN. WINTER: ONE LAST QUESTION. WHAT’S THE PROCESS IF WE VOTE NO ON THIS? WHAT’S THE TIMELINE? >>COUN. PEÑA: I DIRECT THAT TO STAFF.>>THE MOTION ON THE FLOOR IS TO SUSPENDED THE RULE FOR INTRODUCTION. IT REQUIRES SIX VOTES.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, COUNCILOR WINTER? BECAUSE I’M A SPONSOR ON THIS BILL, I WANTED TO SAY A COUPLE WORDS. THIS IS JUST FOR INTRODUCTION. WE CAN HAVE THE DISCUSSION, ONCE IT GOES TO THE — THAT’S WHERE WE DECIDE WHETHER THIS IS SOMETHING FEASIBLE MOVING FORWARD, OR MAKE AMENDMENTS, OR WE DON’T DO IT AT ALL. I THINK ANY OF US COUNCILORS HAVE THE ABILITY TO INTRODUCE THIS. IT CAN BE NOW OR LATER. I GUESS IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER. I KNOW THAT, IN TERMS OF TIME FRAME, I THINK IT’S MORE PRUDENT FOR US TO DO IT NOW RATHER THAN LATER. THAT’S THE WILL OF THE COUNCIL. WITH THAT, THERE WAS A SECOND FOR THE RULES TO BE SUSPENDED FOR PUTTING R-199 AND REFER TO THE LAND USE. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION FAILS. WE WILL MOVE ON TO INTRODUCING IT LATER. SAME DISCUSSION, DIFFERENT DAY. COUNCILOR BORREGO.>>COUN. BORREGO: I MOVE APPROVAL OF THE LETTER OF INTRODUCTION.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. WE’RE NOW ON ITEM EIGHT. REPORTS OF COMMITTEE. THERE ARE NONE. DEFERRALS AND WITHDRAWALS. COUNCILORS, ANY DEFERRALS OR WITHDRAWALS? I HAVE ONE. I’D LIKE A 30-DAY ON R-178. IS THERE A SECOND? THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR DEFERRAL OF R-178.>>COUN. JONES: WHAT IS R-178? >>COUN. PEÑA: IT’S AMENDING THE ADOPTED CAPITAL IMPLEMENTATION PROGRAM, SUPPLEMENTING CURRENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE ARENAL CRESTVIEW BLUFF FOR THE LAND USE ACQUISITION. THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES.>>WE HAD A COUPLE OF PUBLIC COMMENTERS SIGNED UP. IF YOU WANT TO HEAR THEM RIGHT NOW, THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE. THE FIRST GENTLEMEN IS MICHAEL JENSON, AND THE SECOND IS KEN MURPHY.>>COUNCILOR PEÑA, COUNCILORS, I SERVED ON THE OPEN SPACE ADVISORY BOARD FOR FIVE YEARS. I TERMED OUT AT THE END OF AUGUST. WE HEARD THE CRESTVIEW BLUFF ISSUE AT OUR LAST MEETING LAST WEEK. WE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO RECOMMEND TO YOU ALL THAT IT NOT BE APPROVED. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASONS. WE APPLAUD COUNCILOR PEÑA FOR WANTING TO DO SOMETHING GOOD IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT ONE OF THE OPEN SPACE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS WHOSE HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS A LONG TIME ON HER OWN SEPARATE FROM THE BOARD, SAID SHE HERSELF WAS CAUGHT OFF-GUARD BY THIS. SHE THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BE A PARK, NOT OPEN SPACE. THERE’S THAT ISSUE. THIS WAS NEVER BROUGHT TO US FOR DISCUSSION TO ADVISE THE COUNCIL. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT THE OPEN SPACE ADVISORY BOARD IS ADVISE THE COUNCIL ON PURCHASE AND SALE OF OPEN SPACE LANDS. WE FIND IT EXTREMELY BAD PRECEDENT TO BYPASS THAT PROCESS. THERE’S LANGUAGE IN THIS SAYING THERE’S INENCUMBERED FUNDS IN OPEN SPACE. THAT’S NOT TRUE. WE HAVE A HUGE BACKLOG ON UNCOMPLETED MAINTENANCE AND IMPAIR AND IMPROVEMENTS. WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PARCELS OF LAND OUT THERE THAT WE’RE ACTIVELY NEGOTIATING ON THAT WILL CONSUME THE $3 MILLION THAT THIS RESOLUTION THAT THE OPEN SPACE, THIS RESOLUTION STILL HAS. ONE PARCEL IS SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST OF THE WAL MART. THE FAMILY THAT OWNS THAT LAND IS SELLING IT.>>COUN. BENTON: SINCE THE SPEAKER SERVED ON THE BOARD, IF YOU CAN JUST COMPLETE IT.>>THE OWNERS OF THAT LAND ARE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE COUNTY TO SELL 147 OF IT TO THE COUNTY. THAT PROPERTY, 147 ACRES WILL COST BETWEEN 5 AND $6 MILLION. CAME TO US AND TALKED TO US. THAT WOULD BE AN AMAZING THING FOR THE SOUTHWEST TO HAVE 147 ACRES THAT WILL GO TO SUPPORT FARMING, FOR THE GROW THE GROWERS PROGRAM WHEN THEY GRADUATE. OPEN SPACE TRAILS, AND ALL THAT STUFF.>>COUN. PEÑA: COUNCILOR GIBSON.>>COUN. GIBSON: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. I NEED CLARIFICATION. I BELIEVE WE JUST TOOK A VOTE. IT HAPPENED QUICKLY, BUT DID WE JUST PASS R-178? I’M SORRY, NOT 178. NOW I DON’T SEE IT ON HERE. WHAT WAS THE VOTE? >>COUN. PEÑA: THERE WAS NO VOTE.>>SO THE VOTE PREVIOUS TO THE SPEAKER WAS TO DEFER THE ITEM FOR 30 DAYS.>>COUN. PEÑA: BUT WE HAVEN’T TAKEN THE VOTE.>>EXACTLY. THE NEXT SPEAKER IS KEN MURPHY. HE’S NOT HERE.>>COUN. PEÑA: SO WE DID VOTE ON THE DEFERRAL. OKAY. WITH THAT, WE WILL BE HEARING IT IN A COUPLE OF — IN 30 DAYS. WE DID VOTE. SHE SAID WE DID VOTE. NOW, WE’RE ON ITEM NINE, THE CONSENT AGENDA. ANY CHANGES TO THE CONSENT AGENDA? FOR THE INDIVIDUALS ON CONSENT AGENDA WHO ARE BEING APPOINTED TO SERVE ON A BOARD OF COMMISSION, PLEASE STAND, IF YOU’RE IN THE AUDIENCE. I THINK THERE’S A FEW PEOPLE ON OUR AGENDA, BUT WE HAVE ONE GENTLEMEN IN THE BACK. ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL, WE WAN TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE. COUNCILOR BORREGO.>>COUN. BORREGO: MADAM PRESIDENT, AND I KNOW THIS IS — CAN I ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THE CONSENT AGENDA? >>COUN. PEÑA: WE’RE DONE.>>COUN. BORREGO: OKAY. ALL RIGHT, I GUESS I CAN’T ASK MY QUESTION. I MOVE APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. WE’RE NOW ON GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT. THERE WILL BE A TWO MINUTE TIME LIMIT. THE LIGHT ON THE PODIUM WILL BE GREEN FOR THE FIRST MINUTE AND A HFL. THEN THE LIGHT WILL TURN YELLOW INDICATING YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS TO WRAP UP. AT 20 SECONDS IT WILL TURN RED AND INDICATE YOUR TIME IS UP. WE HAVE OUR FIRST SPEAKER THIS EVENING. DON SCHRADER, AND — IF YOU CAN MAKE YOUR WAY UP TO THE FRONT.>>NO SALARY ON EARTH IS WORTH SELLING YOUR BRAIN AND YOUR CONSCIENCE, TO DESIGN NUCLEAR BOMBS. U.S. NUCLEAR BOMBS PREPARE TO KILL FAR MORE MOMS, DADS, AND KIDS THAN ALL THE WARS IN HUMAN HORST COMBINED. U.S. NUCLEAR BOMBS WILL KILL MORE MOMS, DADS, AND KIDS THAN HITLER KILLED IN GAS OVENS, CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND WORLD WAR II. U.S. BOMBS PREPARE TO MURDER FAR MORE PEOPLE THAN ALL THE STREET GANGS, DRUNK DRIVERS, SCHOOL SHOOTERS, VIOLENT SPOUSES, SERIAL KILLERS, ISIS, AND MAFIA. THIS IS TREATING OTHER PEOPLE AS WE WANT TO BE TREATED? THIS IS LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS AS WE LOVE OURSELVES? THIS IS DOING GOOD TO OUR ENEMIES? THE UNITED STATES IS THE ONLY NATION EVER TO ATOM BOMB CITIES OF PEOPLE. WHY? WHY? WHY WOULD ANY COMMUNITY LEADER BE PROUD OF SANDIA WEAPONS LAB? WHY WOULD ANYBODY WITH A CONSCIENCE WORK AT SANDIA WEAPONS LAB? A LIVE GIVING JOB AT MINIMUM WAGE IS BETTER THAN A MASS MURDER JOB AT SANDIA WEAPONS LAB. FOR 40 YEARS, I’VE PAID NO FEDERAL INCOME TAX, NOT ONE BLOODY PENNY FOR U.S. NUCLEAR BOMBS AND U.S. WARS.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU.>>I REPRESENT THE RESIDENTS COMMUNITY BECAUSE I BELIEVE COUNCILOR BORREGO IS GOING TO PROPOSE AN EXTENSION TO THE MORATORIUM CONSTRUCTION ON IRVING. WE SUPPORT THAT. AND SUCH A MORATORIUM HAS BEEN IN EFFECT FOR TWO YEARS. AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THE PROBLEMS THAT BECAME EVIDENT DIDN’T HAPPEN IN THOSE TWO YEARS. MAYBE WE CAN START SEEING THEM NOW. THANK YOU.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. [READING SPEAKER’S NAMES ].>>GOOD EVENING. WE NEED TO DO MORE TO OPPOSE TREACHERY. IF WE CAN ENCAGE OUR MINDS TO DO OUR OWN EVALUATION AND OUR OWN THINKING AS TO WHAT WE ACTUALLY PERCEIVE AND SEE, MAYBE WE CAN PREVENT THE TOTALITARIAN GENOCIDAL DISASTER PLANNED FOR US. A PATTERN OF U.S. FEDERAL AGENTS OF REFUGEES COMING ACROSS SOUTHERN BOARDER. THE JEWS PFO DOCUMENT THAT THE GREATEST MASS MURDERS ARE GOVERNMENTS, PRECEDED BY CONFISCATION BY PEOPLE’S GUNS AND GUN CONTROL. THE WAL-LOGO, THE MASON SQUARE, THE SIX-POINTED STAR IS THE SAME SYMBOL DIFFERENTLY DEPICTED. MY INCARCERATION OF THE LOVE HP LACE FOR ONE MONTH TAUGHT ME THERE’S SAINTS AND SCOUNDRELS. I ALMOST DIED TWICE FROM PNEUMONIA AND THE COMPLICATIONS. I WAS DIAGNOSED BY OFF-THE-CUFF, AS HOMICIDAL. I BELIEVE WE NEED AN ARMED REBELLION IN THE SPIRIT OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. HE WOULD HAVE ME LANGUISHING ON IN SOME WARD, I BARELY ESCAPED FROM HIS INTRIGUE. WE HAD THIS CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM AND APD SQUAD IS ATTACHED TO IT, AND THEY STRONG-ARMED, ON THE DOCTOR’S ORDERS, POLITICAL DISSIDENTS IN PSYCHO WARDS. WE HAVE PEOPLE IN THERE BECAUSE THEY DARE TO SPEAK OUT. WE NEED TO STOP THIS TYPE OF TREACHERY. ANY QUESTIONS? >>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. MR. ALVAREZ.>>I HAD MY SPEECH THAT WHERE HAD MADE UP. BUT THERE’S LOT OF THINGS I’VE HEARD. THERE’S THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS YOU’RE SPENDING TO DEVELOP THE CITY PROJECTS. BUT WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO BUILD UP THE PROJECTS AROUND THE CITY? MORE STORES ARE CLOSING THEIR DOORS. MORE PEOPLE ARE CLOSING THE BUSINESS. EVER SINCE THE ART PROJECT, THERE’S GOING TO BE THE ART PROJECT THAT NEVER DEVELOPED. THAT WAS A NO-BRAINER. NOW WE’RE GOING TO LOSE A LOT MORE BUSINESS. SOME OF THE BANKS ARE GOING TO BE CLOSING. NOBODY EVEN BOTHERS TO TRY TO BRING OTHER BUSINESSES INTO THIS TOWN. EVERY DAY THAT I GO HERE OR THERE, I SEE MORE EMPTY BUILDINGS AND MORE BUSINESSES CLOSING. IT SEEMS LIKE IF SOMEBODY DOESN’T OPEN THEIR EYES TO DEVELOP MORE THINGS IN THIS TOWN, IT’S GOING TO BE A GHOST TOWN. I ALREADY FEEL IT. I’M NOT TALKING JUST TO TALK. I KEEP GETTING NEWS ON MY PHONE THAT A LOT OF BUSINESSES HERE IN TOWN ARE GOING TO BE CLOSING. IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME, INVESTIGATE IT. WALL GREENS IS GOING TO CLOSE 120 STORES BY THE END OF THE MONTH. ALBERTSONS IS ALREADY CLOSING STORES. THERE’S A WAL-MATTER SCORE THAT IS GOING TO SELL THEIR PRODUCTS AT HALF PRICE BECAUSE THEY CAN’T AFFORD THE OVERHEAD. NOBODY IS EVEN TALKING ABOUT TRYING TO INVESTIGATE TO SEE WHAT’S GOING ON IN TOWN. WE HAVE NO TRAFFIC IN THIS TOWN, IT’S TAKING LONGER TIME TO GET FROM A TO B.>>COUN. PEÑA: STAY TUNED AT OUR NEXT COUNCIL MEETING. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE ECONOMIC UPDATES. MR. ALAN REID. I THINK MR. REID LEFT. ADAM LOPEZ. FOLLOWED BY TWILA, AND TAD, AND OUR FINAL SPEAKER IS ART TANNINBAUM.>>IT’S MY PLEASURE AND MY GREAT HONOR TO PRESENT BEFORE YOU THE CHRISTMAS THAT WILL COME TO THE TINGLY COLISEUM. I BELIEVE THIS PERFORMANCE WILL BRING LIGHT AND HAPPINESS AND CONNECT US TO THE HEART TO COMBAT WHAT IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT HAPPENED IN EL PASO AND MIDLAND. IT’S FREE CONCERT FOR EVERYBODY. WE’RE ASKING YOU TO SUPPORT IT BY INVITING PEOPLE AND ALSO DONATING. THANK YOU.>>INCLUDING THE WORLD RENOWNED CHOIR.>>THEY’RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS CANTATA.>>[SPEAKING IN SPANISH ].>>THE NATIVITY SCENE. THE FAMILY SCENE. THIS IS TINGLY COLISEUM LAST YEAR. AND THE OPERA. WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY AN ORCHESTRA. THANK YOU, COUNCIL, BE AWARE WE’LL BE IN YOUR CITY OCTOBER 4th.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU, WE APPRECIATE THAT.>>GOOD EVENING. I’M HERE TO REPRESENT THE CRESTVIEW BLUFF NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATION. I’M SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF A RESOLUTION THAT YOU’RE GOING TO SPEAK ABOUT FOR THE NEXT 30 DAYS. R19-178. IT’S BEEN NAMED ATRISCO SINCE 1792. OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS THE CENTER OF MANY CULTURES. NATIVE-AMERICAN, SPANISH, MEXICAN, AND ANGLO. TODAY THE SOUTHWEST POPULATION REPRESENTS ONE FIFTH OF THE CITY’S METRO AREA. WE’RE AN AVERAGE OF 34 YEARS OLD. WE HAVE ABOVE AVERAGE INCOME TO OTHER NEW MEXICANS. 69% OF OUR CITIZENS OWN HOMES. YET, WE’RE CONSISTENTLY LEFT OUT WHEN IT COMES TO FUNDING FOR BASIC THINGS. SUCH AS SIDEWALKS, AND STREET LIGHTS, AND RECREATION AND PARKS. LAST NIGHT, I LOOK AT CITY MAPS, IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE HOW MANY PARKS WE HAVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. I COUNTED THE GREEN SPECKS, AND I COUNTED LESS THAN 15 PARKS IN THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD. YET THERE’S 3,900 OF US PER SQUARE MILE. WE’RE ASKING THE CITY TO HELP FUND THE PURCHASE OF LAND ON CRESTVIEW BLUFF. WE BELIEVE THIS CAN BE A JEWEL OF THE CITY. THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE NOT VISITED, WE HOPE YOU WOULD. WE CARE ABOUT THIS PROJECT, AND WE’VE RAISED THE A BULK OF THE MONEY TO PURCHASE THE LAND. WE’RE ASKING YOU TO HELP US PURCHASE JUST A FRACTION OF IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. TAD.>>THANK YOU. LET ME JUST FINISH UP WHAT I JUST SPOKE PRIOR. WELL, I KNOW MICHAEL VERY, VERY WELL. I’M STANDING RIGHT HERE. COUNCILOR BENTON, AND COUNCILOR SANCHEZ. THAT WAS NOT JENNIFER. YOU ARE COWARDS. YOU ARE LIARS AND MANIPULATORS. ALL YOU CARE ABOUT MONEY. WHY DO WE HAVE SO MANY HOMELESS PEOPLE? SO, THAT’S YOU DESTROY. YOU TAX US. I’M JUST TIRED WITH THIS CITY. I LOVED IN 1969 WHEN I CAME. THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL, SMALL CITY. NOT ANYMORE. WHAT IS GOING ON, YOU LEFT THIS DESTROYING. COUNCILOR PEÑA, DEMOCRAT. FROM CORPORATE WORLD. YDI. NOW, JONES. REPUBLICAN, CORPORATE WORLD. HOW MUCH DO THEY CARE? GIVE ME A BREAK. LET PEOPLE KNOW WHO THEY ARE, AND FOR WHO THEY CARE. THEY CARE FOR THEIR OWN POCKET. SANCHEZ APOLOGIZED FOR THOSE THREE SPEAKERS. YOU CARE FOR YOUR BUSINESSES, AND YOU BRING PEOPLE TO YOUR BUSINESSES FROM ALL AROUND THE SITTING RIGHT HERE.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. MR. ART TANNINBAUM. HE’S OUR FINAL SPEAKER THIS EVENING.>>REGARDING OUR TRANSIT DEPARTMENT AND THE NONCOMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICAN’S WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990. IT MUST HAVE TAKEN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF EFFORT TO STRING PEOPLE ALONG FOR 20 OR 30 YEARS, FOLKS WITH THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND AND FOLKS FOR THE COMMISSION OF THE BLIND. IT MUST TAKE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DETERMINATION TO GIVE PEOPLE LIKE MARTIN HEINRICH TO GIVE PEOPLE THE RUN AROUND FOR 15 YEARS. FORMER TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY WROTE A LETTER ABOUT YOUR BUS STOPS NOT HAVING ANNOUNCEMENTS. FOUR MEMBERS HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT IT. THIS IS PRIMARILY IS SAFETY ISSUE, AND IT’S ALSO A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE. IT’S BEEN NEGLECTED AT BEST. SEVERE NEGLECT IS A FORM OF ABUSE. AFTER ALL THIS TIME, THE TRANSIT DEPARTMENT’S RESPONSE IS CONTRADICTORY. ON ONE HAND, THEY SAY THINGS THAT INDICATE THAT IT’S NOT REALLY A BIG DEAL. TO CAST DOUBT OVER WHETHER INVESTED STAKEHOLDERS ALLEGATIONS OF THE PROBLEM BEING SEVERE OR NOT SO SEVERE. IT’S NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL. ON THE OTHER HAND, THEY WILL SAY THIS SIMPLE TASK IS MORE COMPLICATED THAN YOU WOULD THINK. AFTER ALL THIS TIME, THERE ARE ONLY TWO POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS. IT’S EITHER SHEER INCOMPETENT, OR SEVERE NEGLECT. THERE IS A THIRD POSSIBILITY, FLAGRANT DEFIANCE. THIS IS A MATTER OF COMPLYING WITH THE LAW AND DOING THE RIGHT THING. IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE. PLEASE RESOLVE IT.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. WE’RE ON ITEM 11. ANNOUNCEMENTS, COUNCILOR HARRIS.>>COUN. HARRIS: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. THERE’S AFIANCE AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 9th ON THE NINTH FLOOR.>>COUN. BENTON: THERE’S A ZONING COMMITTEE MEETING ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, ON THE COUNCIL MEET ROOM IN THE NINTH FLOOR.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE ARE NO PUBLIC HEARING. ITEM 13, APPROVALS. COUNCILOR HARRIS. EC-436.>>COUN. HARRIS: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. THIS IS AN EC, THEY RECOMMENDED THIS NOT BE APPROVED, BUT THEY ALSO IN THE WRITE UP SAYS THEY WOULD LIKE A TRAFFIC STUDY. THERE’S ALSO A LOT OF MISUNDERSTANDING IN THIS. THERE’S SOME CONFUSION OF HOW APS IS ADDED TO THE MIX BY ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO DRIVE THROUGH THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND DROP THEIR KIDS OFF AT WHAT IS A WAKE WAY. IT’S NOT A SCHOOL ENTRANCE. THE DOB SEEMED TO BE ENCOURAGING THE CUTTING THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT, THE WRITE UP DOES SUGGEST THAT THERE COULD BE A TRAFFIC STUDY WHICH WOULD HELP SUGGEST, MAYBE, JUSTIFYING THIS. I LIKE TO DEFER THIS FOR 60 DAYS. IN THE MEANTIME COME UP WITH A TRAFFIC STUDY OR A SCOPE FOR ONE. EC-436.>>MADAM PRESIDENT, I DO NOT. I THINK THAT’S AN OPTION TO DEFER. REMAND WOULD BE IF THEY HAD MORE INFORMATION.>>COUN. HARRIS: OKAY, DEFER. THAT WORKS.>>THAT DOES WORK. IT SOUNDS LIKE WE’RE GOING TO GET MORE INFORMATION FOR THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER IN THE EVENT THAT INFORMATION, AND REVIEW THAT INFORMATION. YOU WOULD REMAND IT TO THEM FOR THAT PURPOSE, IF YOU CHOOSE.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND SECOND FOR A DEFERRAL FOR 60 DAYS. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES.>>COUN. HARRIS: ONE MORE THING. CAN YOU GIVE ME A SCOPE OF THE TRAFFIC STUDY AND THE FUNDING FOR IT? >>WE’LL WORK WITH COUNCIL STAFF TO GET THAT DONE.>>COUN. HARRIS: THANK YOU.>>COUN. PEÑA: WE’RE NOW ON ITEM 14, FINAL ACTIONS. THERE’S JUST A FEW ITEMS. DO YOU WANT GO AHEAD AND TAKE A BREAK AND GO THROUGH? YOU WANT TO GO THROUGH THEM? OKAY. MAJORITY? IT DIDN’T LOOK LIKE JONES. COUNCILOR BENTON.>>COUN. BENTON: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT IT’S AMENDING THE ORDINANCE SECTION 14-16-OLD DOWN HISTORIC PRESERVATION OVERLAY. FIVE OTHER DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS TO INCREASE SIGNAGE IN COLD TOWN AND INCORPORATE OUT DOOR DISPLAY. AMENDING SECTION 13-3 TO OLD TOWN SOLICITATIONS TO REPLACE TO THE H1 HISTORIC OLD TOWN ZONE. I MOVE A DUE PASS.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND.>>COUN. BENTON: THANK YOU. AND COUNCILORS, THE AMENDMENTS LABELLED B AND C IN YOUR iPAD, I’M GOING TO MOVE THOSE. THE AMENDMENT LABELLED “B” WOULD BE FLOOR AMENDMENT ONE, WHICH I MOVE — CAN I READ THE EXPLANATION? I’LL READ THE EXPLANATION. IF ANYBODY HAS QUESTIONS. JANS IS HERE IS SHE WORKED DILIGENTLY ON THIS. WHAT THIS DOES IS IS THERE’S USE REGULATIONS SPECIFIC TO THE AREA RATHER THAN TO THE INUNDERLYING ZONE CATEGORY. FOR EXAMPLE, BAR AND NIGHT CLUBS ARE PROHIBITED, NO MATTER THE MIXED USE ZONE. MOST OF OLD TOWN IS ZONED MXT. OUTSIDE OF OLD TOWN, THE TAP ROOM OR TASTING ROOM USE IS CONDITIONAL. A TAP ROOM IS DEFINED IN THE IDO. IT’S ASSOCIATED WITH A LOCAL BREWERY, WINERY, OR DISTILLERY. UNDER A WINE GROWERS LICENSE. THESE ARE NEW MEXICO BUSINESSES ONLY CAN QUALIFY FOR THIS. AT PRESENT, WITHIN THE OLD TOWN — IT MUST BE AN ACCESSORY OTOO A RESTAURANT. THIS WILL LOW ONE THAT IS ACCESSORY TO A RESTAURANT AS A PERMISSIVE USE, BUT ALLOWS A TAP ROOM OR TASTING ROOM AS CONDITIONAL USE THAT IS NOT ACCESSORY TO A RESTAURANT. THIS REVISION WOULD NOT CHANGE PROHIBITION ON BARBS OR NIGHT CLUBS.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR FLOOR AMENDMENT LABELLED “B,” THAT’S AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE.>>COUN. BENTON: JUST BEFORE WE VOTE ON THESE AMENDMENTS, DO WE HAVE FOLKED SIGNED UP TO SPEAK? >>COUN. BENTON: I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE. THERE’S PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT DID. THEY MAY BE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THE SPECIFIC AMENDMENT. IF THEY DESIRE, MADAM PRESIDENT.>>COUN. PEÑA: DID YOU SIGN UP TO SPEAK? NO.>>COUN. BENTON: I DO THINK THOSE PEOPLE THAT WERE WAVING AT US.>>COUN. PEÑA: YOU DIDN’T SIGN UP, BUT YOU DO WANT TO SPEAK.>>COUN. BENTON: SOME OF US HAVE SPOKEN IN THE PAST. SORRY FOR THE INTERRUPTION.>>COUN. PEÑA: DO WE WANT TO TO DO THE AMENDMENTS FIRST? >>COUN. BENTON: I WOULD PREFER IF WE HEAR PUBLIC COMMENT, THEN HEAR ON THE AMENDMENTS.>>COUN. PEÑA: PUBLIC SPEAKER ONE, COME TO THE PODIUM AND STATE YOUR NAME.>>I’M THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NEW MEXICO WINE GROWERS ASSOCIATION. I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT SIGNING UP IN ADVANCE. HERE TO SPEAK OF A CONCEPT OF WINE TASTING ROOM IN OLD TOWN. IN 1890 THERE WERE TEN WINERIES BASED OUT OF OLD TOWN. WE’RE IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO BUILD THE PROFILE AND INDUSTRY. WE HAVE A THB OF WINERIES INTERESTED IN THE OLD TOWN AREA. IT DOVE TAILS CLOSY TO THE HISTORY OF OUR INDUSTRY, BUT OUR INDUSTRY MIRRORS THE PATTERNS-OF BUSINESS YOU SEE IN OLD TOWN. OUR WINERIES ARE NOT WANTING TO OPEN NIGHT CLUBS OR BARS. WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO SELL A CASE OF WINE. WE WILL DO TASTINGS AND OFFER BY THE GLASS. OUR HOURS OF OPERATIONS WILL MIRROR THE INDUSTRY IN THE DISTRICT. WE SEE THIS AS A GREAT WAY FOR US TO WORK IN BOTH AREAS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM. AS WE MOVE TOWARD OUR 400th ANVERSY OF NEW MEXICO WINE IN 2029, WE’RE LUNCHING TO BUILD THE PROFILE OF THIS INDUSTRY. WE NEED TO HAVE A DESTINATION TO COME EXPERIENCE NEW MEXICO WINE. WE BELIEVE OLD TOWN PROVIDES THAT GATEWAY AND OPPORTUNITY FOR FOLKS FROM THE AIRPORT AND GETTING THEIR BAGS, TO SEE THE HISTORY AND CULTURE THAT WE HAVE TO OFFER. AND USE THAT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISTRIBUTE THESE FOLKS THROUGHOUT THE STATE TO DIFFERENT WINERIES IN RURAL AREAS. WE BELIEVE THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO OPEN A FEW TASTING ROOMS WOULD HELP BUILD THE PROFILE OF THE INDUSTRY. WITH THAT, I’M GOING TO TURN IS IT OVER TO A LOCAL BOARD MEMBER.>>COUN. HARRIS: DID YOU SAY YOU WILL BE SELLING GLASSES OF WINE?>>THE CONCEPT IS FOR THEM TO COME IN AND SAMPLE A VARIETY OF WINE. THEY CAN PURCHASE BY THE GLASS. IN ORDER FOR US TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND HAVE A FUNCTIONAL BUSINESS, A PACKAGE COMPONENT HAS TO ACOMPANY IT. THAT’S HOW WE DIFFER FROM THE CRAFT BEER INDUSTRY, IT’S MORE OF A CONSUMPTION ON-SITE. WE WANT TO BE FILLING CASES OF WINE AND SHIPPING THEM FROM WHEREVER THE VISITORS ARE COMING FROM ACROSS THE WORLD. IN THAT PACKAGE.>>COUN. HARRIS: I THOUGHT YOU SAID THEY WON’T BE SELLING GLASSES OF WINE. I THOUGHT THAT WAS UNUSUAL.>>COUN. BORREGO: SO, WITH REGARD TO EXISTING LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENTS THAT ARE IN OLD TOWN, AND I GUESS THIS AMENDMENT, AND MAYBE THIS IS FOR COUNCILOR BENTON, THIS AMENDMENT ACTUALLY IS FOR NEW TASTE ROOMS? SO, HOW DOES THIS IMPACT EXISTING LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENTS? >>NEW MEXICO WINERIES ARE KURNTLY ALLOWED TO SERVE WINE THEY PRODUCED. WE’VE MET WITH A NUMBER OF OLD TOWN LIQUOR LICENSE HOLDERS WHO SEEM THEMSELVES AS NOT BEING INFRINGED UPON THIS OR EFFECTED IN A NEGATIVE WAY. LOT OF FOCUS ON MIXED DRINKS AND BEER AND WINE. WE FEEL THIS PRODUCT WE’RE BRINGING TO OLD TOWN WOULD WORK WITH THE ART GALLERIES AND OTHER CULTURAL BUSINESSES AND NOT TAKE AWAY FROM THOSE RESTAURANTS WHO HAVE FULL LIQUOR LICENSES. WITH AGAIN, THE FOCUS BEING ON THE SELL OF PACKAGE.>>COUN. BORREGO: DID YOUR TYPE OF BUSINESS HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE SAME SAME REQUIREMENTS THAT A FULL LIQUOR ESTABLISHMENT WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH WITH REGARD TO THE STATE? >>I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT USING MY DECORUM. WE COULD GO THROUGH THE SAME POLICY AND PROCEDURES THAT ANY LIQUOR LICENSE HOLDER WOULD GO THROUGH THE ALCOHOL AND GAMING, POSTING LICENSE, NOTIFICATION AND, A HEARING. IT WOULD REQUIRE 300 FEET FROM A CHURCH, WE HAVE THE SAME APPROVALS THAT ANY LIQUOR LICENSE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: I THINK THIS QUESTION IS FOR THE SPONSOR. WHAT IS THE POSITION OF THE OLD TOWN MERCHANTS? >>COUN. BENTON: I DON’T THINK THEY’VE TAKEN A POSITION. THEY HAVEN’T OPPOSED IT. SO, I THINK THE ANSWER IS THERE HASN’T BEEN A FORMAL POSITION TAKEN FOR OR AGAINST.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU, SIR.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: BEFORE WE MOVE ON, THE OLD TOWN MERCHANT’S ASSOCIATION HAS NOT TAKEN A POSITION? >>COUN. BENTON: THAT’S CORRECT.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: WAS THAT BROUGHT BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE, TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE? >>COUN. BENTON: BEFORE WHICH COMMITTEE? >>COUN. SANCHEZ: THE OLD TOWN MERCHANT’S ASSOCIATION.>>COUN. PEÑA: WE’LL GET TO YOU. I THINK WE NEED TO GO THROUGH OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS.>>THANK YOU, VERY MUCH FOR HEARING ME. I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT SIGNING MUCH I’M THE OWNER OF A WINERY IN SOUTH VALLEY OF ALBUQUERQUE. IT IS WITH GREAT EXCITEMENT AND HOPE THAT WE PUT FORTH TO YOU THE IDEA OF TASTING ROOMS IN OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE. MY WINERY HAS BEEN A DREAM FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. I’M NOW IN A POSITION WHEREBY TO MAKE MY WINERY GROW, AND WE’VE GROWN, AND TO BE HONEST WE’VE WENT TO TWO AVENUES THAT HAVEN’T BEEN TO MY HAPPINESS THAT AN OLD FOUND TASTING ROOM WOULD BE. IT HAS TAKEN ME ALL OVER THE STATE. I’M GOING TO DRIVE AROUND THE STATE SELLING MY WINE THROUGHOUT THE STATE. WE’RE OPENING A TASTING ROOM, OPEN FROM NOON TO FIVE OR SIX IN RED RIVER, NEW MEXICO. WE’VE BEEN WELCOMED WITH OPEN ARMS UP THERE. I FEEL THE BEST PLACE TO BE SUCCESSFUL, IN A TRADITIONAL CONCEPT, I DON’T WANT TO RUN A WINE BAR, I DON’T WANT PEOPLE AT MY ESTABLISHMENT LATE, MY DREAM IS TO MAKE NEW MEXICO WINE MORE OF A WELL-KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. MY GOAL WAS TO HAVE A WINERY, HAVE MY OWN WINERY, AND MY GOAL IS TO SPREAD THAT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY AND LET PEOPLE KNOW WE MAKE AMAZING WINE HERE. I THINK THE BEST WAY WE CAN DO THAT IS PUT A CLUSTER OF TASTING ROOMS IN OLD TOWN. SO PEOPLE KNOW IT’S A WONDERFUL TOURIST DESTINATION AND IT’S A GREAT WAY TO GET OUR 400 YEARS OF WINE MAKING.>>COUN. PEÑA: THE GENTLEMEN DOWN HERE, AND WE’LL GO TO.>>I APOLOGIZE, BUT I COME UNPREPARED. HISTORICALLY, IT HAS BEEN AN ISSUE WHEN WAL GREENS, OLD TOWN HAS FOUGHT THAT. SO, I COME UNPREPARED, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT IF THAT OPENS THE DOOR FOR ALL PACKAGE RETAIL IN OLD TOWN WHICH HAS BEEN A NO-NO FOR THAT AREA.>>I CAN ANSWER THAT. LIQUOR RETAIL IS A SEPARATE USE AS DEFINED BY THE ORDINANCE. THE CHANGES PROPOSED HERE TODAY WILL NOT ALLOW LIQUOR RETAIL TO HAPPEN IN ANY CAPACITY, EITHER CONDITIONALLY IN OLD TOWN. THIS ALLOWS A TAP ROOM OR TASTING ROOM FOR BEER, WINE, OR SPIRITS. AND WHATEVER SALES THE STATE LICENSES ALLOW, WE DEFER TO THE STATE AND THEY WILL ALLOW SALES OF WIN, LIQUOR, OR BEER FROM THE MAKERS. SOMEONE CANNOT OPEN A LITTLE SHOP IN OLD TOWN TO SELL LIQUOR. THEY WOULD HAVE TO SELL THE PRODUCTS THEY CREATE.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. NOW, THE WOMAN IN THE BACK. I HOPE THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION, SIR.>>I OWN THE CHURCH STREET CAFE IN OLD TOWN. I’M WELCOMING THIS. I’M EXCITED ABOUT IT. I THINK IT’S SOMETHING THAT OLD TOWN NEEDS, TO HAVE SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO OFFER TOURISTS AND OUR GUESTS. I WANT TO OPEN A DISTILLERY.>>COUN. BENTON: SO, MARIE, YOU’RE A MEMBER OF THE MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, DID I CHARACTERIZE IT CORRECTLY? >>IT’S DEFUNCT. THE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION IS ONGOING. I’VE PITCHED IT TO THEM, AND WE’VE TALKED ABOUT IT. AND ACTUALLY, THE PRIEST SITS ON THE BOARD, AND HE’S NOT AGAINST IT. I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE GOOD.>>COUN. BENTON: THANK YOU.>>COUN. BORREGO: MADAM, BEFORE YOU LEAVE. I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT I DID RECEIVE A LETTER FROM A PROPERTY OWNER AGAINST BOTH OF THESE AMENDMENTS.>>WHICH ONE? >>COUN. BORREGO: IT’S A PUBLIC LETTER, BUT I’D RATHER NOT SAY WITHOUT THEM DISCLOSING A NAME. I’M JUST A LITTLE CONFUSED ABOUT THE SUPPORT. THERE ALSO SEEMS TO BE SOME NON-SUPPORT.>>I WASN’T AWARE OF THAT. I KNOW OF ONE RESIDENT THAT WAS AGAINST IT BECAUSE SHE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT PARKING AND NOISE. THAT’S THE ONLY ONE THAT I’VE ACTUALLY HEARD OF. I SENT LETTERS OUT TO ALL OF THEM AND I DIDN’T HEAR ANY NEGATIVE RESPONSES EXCEPT FROM THAT ONE RESIDENT.>>COUN. BORREGO: YOU’RE WELCOME TO CONTACT MY OFFICE AND TAKE A LOOK AT IT.>>OKAY.>>COUN. BORREGO: I HEAR THERE’S SUPPORT. BUT I’M ALSO HEARING NON-SUPPORT. I’M A LITTLE CONFUSED ABOUT IT.>>YEAH, OKAY. I’M GET A HOLD OF THEM.>>COUN. PEÑA: I THINK WE’RE BACK ON YOUR AMENDMENT. NUMBER ONE. THERE WAS A MOTION AND SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES 8-1.>>COUN. BENTON: I’LL MOVE FLOOR AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO. BASICALLY, THIS IS INCORPORATING LANGUAGE FROM THE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE AND RELATED SECTOR PLAN AND HISTORIC PROTECTION OVERLAY.>>YES, ALL THIS DOES IS ADD TO THE EXISTING FINDINGS IN THE BILLS, SOME ADDITIONAL COMPREHENSIVE PAUL AESZ THAT’S IMPORTANT AS WE’RE ADDING THE PROVISION FOR TAP ROOM OR WINE ROOM. IT JUST ADDS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN POLICIES, THAT’S IT.>>COUN. BENTON: I MOVE FLOOR AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND SECOND FOR FLOOR AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. ON AN 8-1. WE’RE BACK ON THE BILL. COUNCILOR BENTON TO CLOSE, IF THERE’S NO OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE REST OF THE COUNCIL.>>COUN. HARRIS: ONE OF THE THINGS WE’RE TRYING TO DO IN OLD TOWN IS CHANGE THE DEMOGRAPHIC OF PEOPLE WHO COME AROUND THERE. MY WIFE AND I LIKE TO GO TO PLACES IN OLD TOWN. THE TAP ROOMS AND WINERIES ARE VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF DEMOGRAPHIC AND DIFFERENT CROWD. THEY’RE VERY MELLOW. AND I THINK THIS FITS IN VERY WELL. AND IT WOULD BE REALLY GOOD FOR OLD TOWN TO DRIVE THE PEOPLE THERE WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE. THANKS FOR SPONSORING THIS.>>COUN. BENTON: I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE THAT PARTICIPATED. WE FOCUSSED ON THE AMENDMENT, WITH REGARD TO THE TASTING ROOMS, BUT REALLY, THIS WAS A GOOD EFFORT BY THE OLD TOWN MERCHANTS IN GENERAL. WE HAD A VERY ROBUST MEETING, A VERY LOUD MEETING AT THE OLD TOWN SUBSTATION TO KICK THIS OFF. WE REALIZED THERE’S A PRETTY BROAD SPECTRUM OF OPINIONS AS SIMPLE OF HOW BIG A SIGN SHOULD BE. OR SHOULD THERE BE A NONFLASHING OPEN SIGN THAT SAYS OPEN. BUT, I THINK WE CAME UP WITH A GOOD SOLUTION TO THAT TYPE OF MEETING. WE JUST HAD ONE OF THOSE, AND AFTER THOSE WE DID A VIRTUAL TASK FORCE AND EVERYBODY PITCHED IN AND GAVE OPINIONS ABOUT SOME OF THE DETAILS. MOST OF IT WAS DETAILED. A LOT OF THIS CAME ABOUT BECAUSE OUR OWN ZONING INSPECTORS ARE HAVING SOME DIFFICULTY INTERPRETING SOME OF THE LANGUAGE IN THE ORIGINAL OVERLAY. I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY THAT PARTICIPATED IN THAT. IT WAS A GOOD LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION, AND I THINK WE GOT TO A POINT WITH DIRECTOR CAMPBELL WHERE WE’RE ABLE TO COME UP WITH THIS SIMPLE SET OF AMENDMENTS. I URGE YOUR SUPPORT.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND SECOND FOR A DUE PASS OF O-52. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? THAT’S AN 8-1. NEXT WE HAVE COUNCILOR WINTER.>>COUN. WINTER: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. O-71 IS AMENDING 4-4-1, THE LODGER’S TAX ORDINANCE TO INCLUDE THE DEFINITION OF MARKETPLACE PROVIDE — AND AMENDING SECTION 4-A-1. [READING AMENDMENT ]. I MOVE A DUE PASS. I THINK THE ADMINISTRATION, IF THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS. I’M NOT SURE IF I — >>BASICALLY, THE STATE PASSED A LAW THAT DEALT WITH COLLECTING LODGER’S TAX FROM SHORT TERM RENTALS AND THIS IS THE LOCAL ORDINANCE TO ENABLE US TO TAKE PART IN THAT LAW.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. BEFORE WE GO TO CLOSE, WE HAVE ONE PUBLIC SPEAKER. COUNCILOR WINTER TO CLOSE.>>COUN. WINTER: I URGE YOUR SUPPORT.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR O-71. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. COUNCILOR BORREGO, R-173.>>COUN. BORREGO: AMENDING THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE COMPONENT TO INCLUDE NEW ROAD WAY FACILITIES, PROJECTS, PASEO DEL NORTE WIDENING UNIVERSE TO THE WESTERN CITY LIMITS. I’LL BE SEEING TWO AMENDMENTS IN YOUR PACKET. I’M DELETING THE WORD NEW IN ONE OF THE AMENDMENTS BECAUSE IT’S NOT REALLY NEW ROADWAY. I WOULD MOVE R-173.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND. ANYONE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK? NO.>>COUN. BORREGO: FLOOR AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE WOULD BE DELETING, ON PAGE ONE LINE THREE, DELET THE WORD NEW BECAUSE THIS IS EXISTING ROADWAY.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND, ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? COUNCILOR BORREGO.>>COUN. BORREGO: THIS IS FLOOR AMENDMENT NUMBER TWO, THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT REPLACES ATTACH TWO OF RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED AS ATTACHMENT TWO ROADWAY TABLE. THIS REPLACES THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF ATTACHMENT ROADWAY TABLE. THE RESOLUTION TO INCLUDE A STREET SECTION LISTED IN THE CURRENT ROADWAY TABLE FOR THE CCIP OMITTED IN THE ORIGINAL ATTACHMENT TO THIS RESOLUTION.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND TO FLOOR AMENDMENT. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. WE’RE BACK ON THE BILL. COUNCILOR SANCHEZ.>>COUN. SANCHEZ: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. I WANT TO THANK COUNCILOR BORREGO FOR HER WORK ON THIS ISSUE. WE’RE NOW GOING TO UTILIZE IMPACT FEES THAT HAD NOT BEEN USED FOR THIS ROADWAY. IT’S A BIG TICKET ITEM, BUT I RGS YOUR WORK AND DILIGENCE TO GET THIS DONE FOR ALBUQUERQUE’S WEST SIDE.>>COUN. BORREGO: THANK YOU.>>COUN. WINTER: THANK YOU, COUNCILOR, I HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS. THEY USE IMPACT FEES. HAS THIS MONEY BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM OTHER PROJECTS? >>COUN. BORREGO: COUNCILOR BORREGO, AND COUNCILORS, I THINK TONY LLOYD IS HERE. WOULD YOU EXPLAIN THAT. HE’S FROM THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT. OUR IMPACT FEE ADMINISTRATOR.>>MADAM PRESIDENT, COUNCILOR WINTER, YOU WANT TO KNOW IF MONEY WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM ANY PARTICULAR PROJECT? >>COUN. WINTER: WHERE THE MONEY IS COMING FROM, HOW IT’S GOING TO BE FUNDED, AND DID IT COME FROM OTHER PROJECTS? >>WELL, IF THE PROJECT IS ON THE CCIP, IT’S ONE OF PROBABLY 20. LIKE YOU SAID, MONEY IS CUMULATIVE, IT CAN COME FROM ANY PROJECT FROM CCIP. WHETHER THERE’S IMPACT REVENUE ALLOCATED TO ANY PROJECT ON THE CCIP. I’M NOT SURE ABOUT THAT. DND IS THE SPENDER OF THE MONEY. MY GUESS IS IT’S JUST A POT. IT’S NOT DESIGNATED FOR ANY SPECIFIC PROJECT. KEEP IN MIND, THAT IMPACT FEES ARE ONE FUNDING SOURCE. IT WOULD TAKE MANY YEARS, IF IMPACT FEES WERE GOING TO CONSTRUCT THIS SINGLE PROJECT.>>COUN. WINTER: THANK YOU.>>COUN. BORREGO: AND COUNCILOR WINTER, JUST TO ADD TO THAT, WE ARE INTERESTED IN GOING BACK TO THE LEGISLATURE TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION FUNDING. TRUST ME, NO ONE IS GOT GET AWAY WITHOUT PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE. I URGE YOUR SUPPORT.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. COUNCILOR BENTON.>>COUN. BENTON: I MOVE A DUE PASS ON R-175. THIS IS APPROVING THE EAST DOWN TOWN MARTINEZTOWN REDEVELOPMENT PLAN.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR A DUE PASS OF R-175. ANYBODY SIGNED UP TO SPEAK? YES. WE HAVE CRYSTAL LEE. AND RICHARD MARTINEZ.>>GOOD EVENING. I LIVE IN SOUTH MARTINEZTOWN. I’M HERE TO EXPRESS PERSONAL SUPPORT FOR THIS METROPOLITAN REDEVELOPMENT AREA PLAN. AND ALSO YOU’VE ALREADY VOTED TO INCLUDE SOUTH MARTINEZTOWN IN THE BOUNDARY. THIS METROPOLITAN REDEVELOPMENT AREA PLANNING REALLY ALLOWS A CREATIVE METHOD FOR FINANCING FOR PROJECTS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO BE FUNDED IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. WE HAVE SEVERAL PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR FUNDING FOR DECADES. ONE OF THEM PARTICULARLY IS THE ALBUQUERQUE HOUSING AUTHORITY’S 96 UNITS OF THE THREE COMPLEXES THAT ARE ON FRUIT AND ROMA. THEY WERE BUILT 40 YEARS AGO, THEY COMPRISE HALF OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD’S RESIDENTIAL UNITS AND ARE IN DIRE NEED OF RENOVATION TO PROVIDE A SAFE, PLEASANT, LIVING PLACE FOR VERY FRAGILE PEOPLE. THIS MRA PLAN WILL PROVIDE MORE RESOURCES TO ALBUQUERQUE HOUSING AUTHORITY TO FUND THIS RENOVATION. JUST LOOKING AT A $13 MILLION PRICE TACK. THIS AREA PROVIDES PROPERTY OWNERS OUTSIDE OF IT, SUCH AS THE MMA ACADEMY. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THIS CREATIVE THINKING THAT WILL ALLOW OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO SHOWCASE THE EASTERN EDGE OF DOWNTOWN.>>COUN. PEÑA: COUNCILOR DAVIS.>>I’LL BE BRIEF. I’M A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CITIZENS INFORMATION COMMITTEE OF MARTINEZTOWN. ON BEHALF OF OUR SPOKESPERSON, WHICH IS A DULY RECOGNIZED ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH MARTINEZTOWN, I’D LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COUNCILOR BENTON, AND THE OTHER COUNCILORS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. INCLUDING SOUTH MARTINEZTOWN AND THIS METROPOLITAN REDEVELOPMENT AREA PLAN. APPROVING THIS MRA PLAN OFFERS THE ABILITY TO HELP IMPROVE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD A WHOLE LOT. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU. COUNCILOR DAVIS.>>COUN. DAVIS: THANK YOU, I JUST WANTED TO ASK, I WAS LOOKING. WE’VE HAD A NUMBER OF MRA DISTRICTS OVER THE YEARS, THIS IS NUMBER 31. WE’VE HAD DISCUSSIONS BEFORE ABOUT WE’RE ADDING THESE WITHOUT ANY FUNDING TO DELIBERATELY WORK ON THOSE PLANS. I ONLY SEE, FOR EXAMPLE, ONE RFB OUT, THAT’S THE DOWNTOWN PLAN AND THAT’S GREAT. I THINK IT’S MUNICIPAL AND PROPERTY. I THINK THIS IS A GREAT ADDITION TO THIS AREA AND NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT I ALSO KNOW WE HAVE A NUMBER OF OTHER PROJECTS THAT WE DON’T HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF FUNDING IN MRA TO FACILITATE THE PLANS GOING FORWARD. I’M JUST CURIOUS, IF WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET AN UPDATE ON WHERE OUR MR FUNDING IS, AND WHAT OUR STRATEGY IS GOING FORWARD AS WE ADD THESE DISTRICTS. HOW DO WE GET ADEQUATE FUNDING TO INCENTIVIZE THE PRIVATE SIDE OF THIS? >>YES, WE AGREE. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE MRA ADEQUATELY FUNDED. WE’LL REVIEW THAT DURING BUDGET.>>COUN. DAVIS: THANK YOU.>>I THINK THAT COVERS IT.>>COUN. PEÑA: I WANT TO REIDERATE COUNCILOR DAVIS’S COMMENTS, I THINK IT’S A GREAT ADDITION TO HELP ANY UNDERSERVED AREAS IN THIS CITY. YEARS PAST, WE TRIED TO EXTENED THE BOUNDARIES BEFORE AND WITH NO SUCCESS WE’VE GOT KICK BACK FOR TRYING TO DO THAT. THANKS TO THIS COUNCIL WE’VE EXPANDED THE BOUNDARIES FOR UNSER CROSSING. THERE’S SO MANY PROJECTS IN THE MRA, AND WE’VE ADDED MORE DOLLARS IN THE LAST BUDGET CYCLE. AND ADDING UNSER AND THIS, NEED TO LOOK AT HOW WE FUND THAT. WE’RE LOOKING AT OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUNDING BECAUSE FUNDING IS SCARCE AND WE’RE GOING TO PARTS WHERE IT’S NOT FULLY-FUNDED. COUNCILOR BORREGO.>>COUN. BORREGO: I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN WE DO MR PROJECTS WE’RE NOT ONLY EXPECTING ONLY CITY FUNDING, THAT WE CREATE THESE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS THAT GENERATE INTEREST FOR THE MR FUND TO STIMULATE HOW THAT FUND WOULD AGGREGATE IN THE FUTURE. I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE GO BACK AND LOOK AT SOME OF THE EXISTING PROJECTS AND SEE WHERE THEY ARE AND TAKE THEIR TEMPERATURE, SO TO SPEAK, TO SEE WHAT FUNDING HAS BEEN GENERATED AND IF WE’RE ADEQUATELY COLLECTING ON THAT FUNDING AND INTEREST. AND WE’RE ASSURING THAT FUND IS NOT GOING TO BE DEPLETED IN THE FUTURE. SO, WHEN WE’RE THINKING ABOUT FUTURE PROJECTS, ENSURING THAT WE ARE CREATING THESE PARTNERSHIPS TO GENERATE NEW INCOME.>>COUN. PEÑA: THANK YOU, COUNCILOR BORREGO. COUNCILOR BENTON TO CLOSE.>>COUN. BENTON: THANK YOU, I WANT TO THANK A FEW PEOPLE. SOME OF THEM ARE NOT HERE TONIGHT. FIRST OF ALL, THE NEIGHBORHOODS EAST DOWN TOWN. HIGHLANDS AND SOUTH MARTINEZTOWN. MS. MARTINEZ AND MS. HOWE. I’M EXCITED WE’RE EXPANDING THIS BOUNDARIES. WE’RE EXPANDING THE OLD ALBUQUERQUE HIGH BONDRY WHICH IS THE POSTER CHILD OF A SUCCESSFUL MRA PROJECT. THAT’S A TRANSFORMATIONAL PROJECT FOR THAT AREA BY ITSELF. THIS WILL ALLOW MANY OF THE OTHER PROPERTIES ALONG THE CORRIDOR AND NORTH OF THE CENTRAL CORRIDOR TO SUCCEED. I WANT TO THANK PETRA, AND I WANT TO THANK OUR MR AGENCY MANAGER, SHE DID A LOT OF HEAVY LIFTING ON THIS. AND FORMER PLANNING DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR CAMPBELL, BUT ALSO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT IN GENERAL FOR WORKING ON THIS, AS WELL. IN ADDITION TO PETRA, SHANNON AS WELL FOR BEING PART OF THIS. AND OUR CONSULTANT IN THE AUDIENCE, IN CASE ANYBODY HAD A QUESTION. I MOVE A DUE PASS AS AMENDED.>>COUN. PEÑA: YES. THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR A DUE PASS OF R-175. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. COUNCILOR BENTON, R-177.>>COUN. BENTON: IT’S THE FILE GRANT APPLICATION FOR CLEAN DIESEL GRANT FOR THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR DUE PASS OF R-177. ANYONE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, ANY DISCUSSION FROM THE COUNCIL? COUNCILOR BENTON TO SUPPORT. COUNCILOR BENTON.>>COUN. BENTON: I URGE YOUR SUPPORT.>>COUN. PEÑA: THERE’S A MOTION AND SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION PASSES. THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, THIS COUNCIL MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

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