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News Release – Contact: Chan Graham  505-243-43564

A pleased home owner, Fred Hines, left, with Tree Project Coordinator, Chan Graham observing the planting of trees on 8th Street NW.


    In the final “Phase III” of a three-year project, forty two new street trees are being planted in Albuquerque’s Downtown Neighborhoods Association (DNA). This is the result of a $16,000 grant from a PNM Power Up Grant program with the  DNA contributing an additional $4,000 for the project. The DNA contribution came from funds raised by the highly successful Mother’s Day home tour.

   The DNA Street Tree Project started in two phases: Phase I was the Street Tree Survey in 2014. Several volunteers from the association visited each of the 70± blocks in the DNA and listed individual lots where street trees could be planted.

   In Phase II of the Street Tree Project the Street T

ree Committee selected a block of the DNA on 14th Street and planted ten trees as a demonstration project. Phases I and II were funded by a $4,450 grant from the Bernalillo County Neighborhood Outreach Program.

    Street trees are those trees located in the right-of-way between the sidewalk and the curb. When a tree is planted in this space the tree is owned by the City of Albuquerque, but the property owner is responsible for care of the tree. Each of the owners receiving a tree signed an a “Tree Easement” contract with the City detailing its care.

    The Street Tree Committee consulted with City Forrester on recommended species. The landscape contractor for the Phase III planting is Lee Landscapes.

    “This project will be a significant improvement in our neighborhoods” according to Richard Deichsel, Treasurer of the DNA, “street trees add beauty to a street, improve air quality and add significant monetary value to each of the homes.”

Early voting has started in Bernalillo County and our neighborhood is home to the voting station: Bernalillo County Clerk’s Annex, 1500 Lomas Blvd NW (located between Palms Trading Company and Original Medicine Wellness Center.)  Hours are 8am – 8pm. Early voting ends on November 5th, but you can also cast your ballot there on actual Election Day: November 8th.

A general election voter guide is available for download here: General Election Voter Guide  (For a voter guide in Spanish, click here)

Downtown Neighborhoods Association
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Monthly Meeting
January 4, 2017

The January 2017 meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at Lew Wallace School, pursuant to prior approval.
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Courtesy of Treasurer Dick Deichsel

December 2016 Treasurers Report


Courtesy of Treasurer Dick Deichsel


November 2016 Treasurers Report

Downtown Neighborhoods Association

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Monthly Meeting

December 7, 2016

The December 2016 meeting of the Downtown Neighborhoods Association was held at Reba Eagles’ home, pursuant to prior approval. The December meeting is traditionally a potluck party followed by a short meeting.
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Feel the ARTBeat…Join us at one of our events featuring live performances and visual arts to celebrate and enjoy businesses on Central Avenue!

Next event is at the Alvarado Transit Station 12/8, from 12-1pm.

The following week’s event is at El Super 12/15/16 from 12-1pm.  See linked image for details!

ARTbeat at El Super

Solid Waste Department Offers Green Waste Pickup

Albuquerque, NM – Mayor Richard J. Berry announced today that the City of Albuquerque’s Solid Waste Management Department will pick up residential Green Waste at no additional charge.

This year’s Green Waste collection program begins on Monday, December 5th and will end on Friday, December 16th.

Solid Waste customers should have their Green Waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of their regular trash collection day. All Green Waste must be placed 5 feet from automated trash and recycling containers as well as any large items scheduled for pick-up.

Solid Waste customers must place their Green Waste (leaves, grass and brush) in trash bags. Each trash bag should not weigh more than 40 pounds. Customers that have branches must cut them to four-foot lengths and bundle them securely.

The following items will not be picked up: dirt, construction debris, gravel, construction material or tree stumps.

For more information call 311, TTY 711, or visit

Join us for our December Meeting/Holiday get-together at our Chair, Reba Eagles’ house: 610 11th St NW.
We’ll discuss our regular neighborhood-related items and then raise our glasses, share some cheer, reflect on our accomplishments and talk about what we see for next year. It will be a great time to visit and share their ideas and concerns.
Feel free to bring some food to share and a beverage if you wish. 
See you there!

ART Updates

Plan ahead and stay updated each week with new construction updates in the first tile of ART-Updates. Also included in this week’s edition, you will find real-time traffic information from Google Maps, Rt. 66 Businesses, ART jobs, and more. Specific items included are:

Construction Updates
Want to know where construction will be this week?
Download a .pdf of a weekly construction update for more information.<>
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From: BernCo Neighborhood Coordination []
For Immediate Release

Nov. 16, 2016
Commission Approves Santolina Tax Increment Development Districts
Future tax revenue could help pay for new infrastructure
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