WSCONA Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, June 01, 2022, ZOOM Meeting 6:30 to 8:15
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Thank you to members attending the June WSCONA Meeting and to our guests. Tonight's meeting discusses the passed COUNCIL BILL NO. O-22-15, Neighborhood Association Recognition Ordinance (NARO) passed by overriding the Mayor's veto. Councilmember Louie Sanchez revised a previous no vote, joining five Council members to override the Mayor's veto. The previous City Council rejected a similar council bill last year. The Council Bill outlines methods for neighbor associations (NAs) and coalitions to be recognized by the City of Albuquerque and receive land notifications from city zoning applicants. The only way for City of Albuquerque residents and businesses to receive zoning notifications beyond 100 feet of the project is from neighborhood associations and coalitions. Other zoning jurisdictions notify impacted residents beyond 100 feet up to 300 feet directly or ensure the parties in interest do so.
The City Council developed new IDO zoning changes without citizen participation; further additions to City Open Space and Park's classifications allowed significant development without sensitive land protections. Rene Horvath will discuss the impacts and recommend sending comments. Proposed IDO Ordinance amendments for outdoor and indoor shelters will permanently up-zone some zoning classifications without conditions, which is an unusual approach to aiding the unhoused. Some proposed City Council Redistricting Maps would dramatically change City Council Districts, but most should not unless the City Council decides otherwise. Alan Schwartz explains the science and law shaping redistricting. Commander David Saladin, Northwest Area Command Substation, will give ADP updates and speak about the persistence of gun violence nationally and locally. Are decreases in youth gun violence connected to common sense gun regulation? Coordinating tactical units and commands across jurisdictions during active shooter incidents is challenging. How are we doing locally to plan for such events?
6:20: Meeting Sign-in Open 6:30: Welcome and President's Calendar Update, Welcome Guests 6:35: Commander David Saladin discusses APD updates; planning for and responding to gun violence, especially in schools 7:00: NARO Mandatory Bylaw revisions and what the approved NARO demands. What is the role of an unrecognized neighborhood association and unregistered members? What are the appeal
criteria for being dropped from CABQ? Consensus thus far: NARO is long on the inclusion of non-registered voters and short on tangible citizen equity.
WSCONA Tools for Neighbor Associations, HOA Members and Business Associations 7:10: Parks and Open Space Additions; Open Space and Allowed Development Under the IDO 7:30: Rene Horvath, Land Report: • IDO Proposed Legislation • June 6, 2022, City Council Meeting Agenda: disposition of proposed legislation altering the CABQ Zoning Ordinance the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) 8:00: Notices concerning the City Council Redistricting Process and Currently Proposed Maps
Find Redistricting Maps and Criteria for Redistricting developed by consultants: Research and Polling (Map with minimal changes - Option A)
Schedule for Council Redistricting Public Meetings 8:05: Comments and questions from Neighborhood Association (Please submit comments and questions in writing to the EC. Is a resolution, action item, agenda item, or specific topic proposed? Possible subjects:
Current challenges for Neighborhood Associations and needed resources
Neighborhood Association requests for future meeting topics.
Suggestions for improvements to WSCONA
Suggested improvements to local, county, and state procedures, ordinances, or state statutes 8:15 Public Comments 8:20 Adjourn to next meeting
Site Visitors can download June 1, 2022, Agenda and Exhibits from the web page: MEETINGS
Amendments for NARO and Other Neighborhood and Coalition Notification Proposals
New IDO zoning code amendments proposed for adoption next week seem not to be identified in the last Regional Comprehensive Plan (Bernalillo County City of Albuquerque Comprehensive Plan (amended through 2013-2015) or City of Albuquerque ABQ-Z Plan (March 21, 2017). Still, the current proposed legislative changes omitted timely citizen input, reasons for the amendments, origins of the request or referenced data demonstrating the need for a legislative amendment to the zoning ordinance. The City of Albuquerque Council approved approximately 800 changes to the IDO since the adoption.
Redistricting Report_ Alan Schwartz