Friday, August 21, 2009

City of Albuquerque--Climate Action Plan Town Halls

The City of Albuquerque in its infinite wisdom is trying to get its act together when it comes to protecting the local environment. It wants us to be active in planning how we make our local environment more user friendly and still protect the environment at the same time. Mayor Chavez wants this effort to be a grassroots effort so that everyone feels they have a stake in it. Once the plan is finished it will then be turned over to city council for further refinement.

Some of the upcoming dates and places for these town halls are:

Tuesday, August 25 - 6:30 until 8:30 pm
Bear Canyon Senior Center
4645 Pitt NE 87111

Wednesday, August 26 - 11:30 until 1:30 pm
University of New Mexico 87131

Thursday, August 27 - 6:30 until 8:30 pm
Los Volcanes Senior Center
6500 Los Volcanes NW 87121

Saturday, August 29 - 1:00 until 3:00 pm
Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW 87104

Monday, August 31 - 6:30 until 8:30 pm
Manzano Mesa Center
501 Elizabeth SE 87123

Should the future of our local communities environment matter to you then you are strongly encouraged to attend one or more of these meetings.

I attended the meeting on Wednesday, August 19 - from 6:30 until 8:30 pm at the Cesar Chavez Community Center since it was the closest one to my home. City Councilman Rey Garduño was there as was Mayor Martin Chavez. The mayor gave the introduction and also made sure that everyone in the room was aware that their local city councilman cared enough to show up for the meetings in his area of the city. A great deal of information is being packed into these meetings but the city also provides handouts and a website so that residents can learn more about the plan that the task force has so far come up with and so that they may make comments.