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Tuesday November 2, 2022 WSCONA MTG Guest Speakers: Pete Dinelli; APD Commander David Saladin

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

WSCONA Meeting Agenda for November 02, 2022, ZOOM Meeting 6:30 to 8:20 PM . Sign-in is at 6:20 PM Link to Zoom meeting is on the HOME PAGE Meeting Protocol and Procedures: Use the 'Raise Hand' feature. Using the electronic feature helps the meeting run smoothly. If you raise your hand manually, it is challenging to see you and call on you promptly. Please use the chat function and address your comments to everyone. The chat function allows us to record attendance, discussions, information, and links to presentations. Modify your username by stating your name and Neighborhood Association. WSCONA uses the participant’s list to take attendance and record members attending the meeting.

6:20: Meeting Sign-in

6:30: Call to Order Vice-President Frank Comfort Pledge of Allegiance, Moment of Silence, The WSCONA Secretary, Richard Schaefer will call the roll. WSCONA overall membership grows monthly. Several new neighborhood associations have formed in the last several weeks.

6:40: Replacing the State Senator for District 26: Elizabeth Haley- (5 min)Description of the present process, timelines and links to information

6:45 APD Westside Area Command Report: Commander David Saladin and Pete Gelabert - (20 min) Update

  • Are we in better shape now than during the pandemic? What should we do as individuals to protect ourselves?

  • Are juveniles with guns a problem?

  • How is organized crime impacting drugs in schools?

7:05: Guest Speaker (25 min) Introduction Elizabeth Haley, WSCONA President

About: Pete Dinelli was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is of Italian and Hispanic descent. He is a 1970 graduate of Del Norte High School, a 1974 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and a 1977 graduate of St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Pete has a 40-year community connection with Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, and New Mexico. Pete has been a licensed New Mexico attorney since 1978, working as an attorney in private practice and in government (serving municipal and state government for 27 years.) Pete was an elected Albuquerque City Councilor, serving as Vice President. He has served as a Worker's Compensation Judge with Statewide jurisdiction. Pete was a prosecutor for 15 years and has served as a Bernalillo County Chief Deputy District Attorney and Assistant Attorney General for the State of New Mexico. As a Deputy City Attorney and Chief Public Safety Officer, Pete supervised the city departments of police, fire, 911 emergency call center, and the emergency operations center, serving as Director of the Safe City Strike Force and Interim Director of the 911 Emergency Operations Center. Pete's community involvement includes being a past President of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Club, past President of the Our Lady of Fatima School Board, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. Pete is the author and significant contributor to Recent blog posts include posts explaining Albuquerque City policies that appear to shift daily: Mayor Tim Keller's Shotgun "All the Above Approach" To Homeless Crisis: Millions For Services, Shelters, Housing, Zoning Amendments; "HOUSING FORWARD ABQ" Plan Based On False Presumptions; WTBON Demands City Audit And Investigation Of Family Community Services Misuse Of HUD Funding Our questions to Pete are:

  • Do you agree with Mayor Keller that Albuquerque criminal code concerning vagrancy and trespass needs new ordinances? How about panhandling?

  • The City of Albuquerque threw away the existing Bernalillo County and City of Albuquerque Comprehensive Plan, Sector Plans and Albuquerque municipal zoning code for the IDO. The IDO even appears to allow spot zoning with no checks for conformance to applicable state and federal laws. Will changing the IDO zoning code to be less restrictive improve homelessness?

  • Can payments to developers and independent nonprofits without enforcement or oversight cure homelessness?

  • You were responsible for the Safe City Strike Force, 911 and street crime prosecutions. Are we in better shape now? What should we do?

  • Link to Pete Dinelli Blog:

7:40: Transportation: Tommy Borst - (10 min) Update

7:30: NARO: Alan Schwartz: Propose Working Group/ Committee and WSCONA Bylaws Update: Alan Schwartz - (10 min)

7:50-8:05: Land-Use: Rene’ Horvath - (15 min)

8:05 Close Elizabeth Haley

8:15: Adjourn

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