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JANUARY WSCONA MEETING, Thursday, January 10, 6:30 pm.

AGENDA WEDNESDAY MEETING, January 10, 2023, 6:30 pm; Meeting Sign in 6:20

6:30 WELCOME, PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE, and MOMENT OF SILENCE: Greeting WSCONA Representatives, Guests and neighbors; President Elizabeth Haley will explain the operating rules for the 2024 WSCONA meetings. Frank Comfort, Vice President, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence. Richard Schaefer, Secretary, will take attendance.

6:40 -6:55 INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTION TO MAKE SMALL TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE WSCONA BYLAWS:

(WSCONA Bylaw Resolution will:(1) move the WSCONA Annual Meeting from February to March.

(2) Allow member neighborhood associations to appoint one primary and two alternates while still retaining one vote.

(3) Support the expansion of the members-at-large to fivePlease See the resolution attached. The Vote will take place at the January Meeting if a quorum is present.

6:55-7:00 The President Nominates Becky Davis as Chair of the Elections Committee 

7:00-7:15 BERNALILLO COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATION.

The Bernalillo County Neighborhood Ordinance established the criteria for recognition of neighborhood associations and a legal obligation for the county to notify the associations of all county projects under consideration that would directly impact their neighborhoods. To further enhance the relationship between the county and neighborhood associations, the position of Neighborhood Coordinator was created.”

Darrell Daddy, Neighborhood Coordination will explain County Programs, County Policies, Grants and Newsletter.Contact Information415 Silver Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 468-7364Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

7:15-7:30 IDO TECHNICAL UPDATE and SMALL AREA AMENDMENTS.

Rene’ Horvath; TRNA, Michael Voorhees, Jane Baechle; SFVNA and Elizabeth Haley PHCA


The Inter-Coalition Council (ICC) has submited comments regarding the cases to be heard by the Environmental Planning Commission on January 11, 2024 and January 18, 2024. This Thursday, January 11th, 2024, the EPC will be reviewing IDO City wide amendments and the 2 small area amendments: the Rail Trail and to remove the Volcano Heights Urban Center prohibition on Drive throughs. Luckily staff is recommending denial of the amendment to remove the prohibition on drive thru's on Volcano Mesa.

The other important issues are: (1) Proposals to reduce the notification distance for Neighborhood Associations from 660 ft to 330 ft, (2) to allow staff to “edit” the IDO outside of the yearly review process, and (3) to eliminate the adjacency rule regarding notification. For those who plan to write a short letter to meet the 48 hour rule, those letters were due on Jan. 9th by 8:30 AM Please send letters for the January 18th meeting by 8:30 AM to Alfredo Sala & Megan Jones. and EPC Chair Shaffer abctoz@cabq.gov

Rene Horvath distributed a summary of the Dec. 14th EPC Hearing. - Look at pg.3 that explains the discussion on the notification amendments.

The WSCONA Land Committee and ICC Working Group Members don’t support the EPC review and decision of IDO amendments during or after the holidays. The Amendment requiring referral to Tribal Nations for development next to the Petroglyph National Monument and the Albuquerque Indian School Area will be reviewed on January 18 . (Fiebelkorn is the sponsor) . Vote on WSCONA resolution to Support the EPC Comments. Please see attached Resolution for Details

7:30-7:45 CIBOLA LOOP NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - NOTICE OF EPC MEETING - PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT BY MODULUS ARCHITECTURAL FIRM - CONTAINS ZOOM DETAILS. A copy of the notice is attached.

7:45-7:55 The Cibola Loop NA is asking for phone calls to support the next phase of the proposed Multigenerational Center

7:55-8:00 Recent LNG Developments 

8:00-8:15 PM Executive Committee Reports —Scheduled public meetings and deadlines for comments or participation regarding City and County initiatives

8:15 Adjourn to next meeting Attachments:

  1. Comments to the EPC January 11, 2024 Hearing (ICC Working Group, WSCONA Land Committee Members; Sundry of Comments from EPC December Meeting.

  2. WSCONA Resolution for Small text Amendments to The WSCONA Bylaws

  3. WSCONA Resolution to Support ICC and WSCONA Comments

  4. Cibola Loop EPC Notification; CIBOLA Loop Support for Multigenerational Center

  5. WSCONA LNG Comments

The Following is a sampling of upcoming events on this months Bernalillo County Office of Neighborhood Coordination newsletter and may be of interest for our members for save the date calendars

JANUARY 13, 10 am, free. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march from University & MLK to the Civic Plaza. Speakers and activities on Civic Plaza.

JANUARY 13, 11 am, free. New Mexico's Spanish & Mexican Land Grants: An Enduring Legacy presented by former state historian Robert Torrez. Guiterrez- Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW, 244-0507. More info from DavidOttaviano, dottaviano@bernco.gov.

JANUARY 16, Opening day of the New Mexico Legislature. More information daily at nmlegis.gov.

JANUARY 30, APS Main Office. The Public invited to come meet finalists for APS Superintendent.

JANUARY 30, 6-7 pm, free for members but $10 others. Jayne Aubele speaks on New Mexico Geologic Landscape and its Effect on our Culture and Social History. NM Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Sponsored by Historic Santa Fe.


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AGENDA WEDNESDAY MEETING, January 10, 2023, 6:30 pm; Meeting Sign in 6:20

6:30 WELCOME, PLEDGE of ALLEGIANCE, and MOMENT OF SILENCE: Greeting WSCONA Representatives, Guests and neighbors; President Elizabeth Haley will explain the operating rules for the 2024 WSCONA meetings. Frank Comfort, Vice President, will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence. Richard Schaefer, Secretary, will take attendance.

6:40 -6:55 INTRODUCTION OF RESOLUTION TO MAKE SMALL TEXT AMENDMENTS TO THE WSCONA BYLAWS:

(WSCONA Bylaw Resolution will:(1) move the WSCONA Annual Meeting from February to March.

(2) Allow member neighborhood associations to appoint one primary and two alternates while still retaining one vote.

(3) Support the expansion of the members-at-large to fivePlease See the resolution attached. The Vote will take place at the January Meeting if

a quorum is present.

6:55-7:00 The President nominates Becky Davis as Chair of the Elections Committee 7:00-7:15 BERNALILLO COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD COORDINATION.

The Bernalillo County Neighborhood Ordinance established the criteria for recognition of neighborhood associations and a legal obligation for the county to notify the associations of all county projects under consideration that would directly impact their neighborhoods. To further enhance the relationship between the county and neighborhood associations, the position of Neighborhood Coordinator was created.”

Darrell Daddy, Neighborhood Coordination will explain County Programs, County Policies, Grants and Newsletter.Contact Information415 Silver Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 468-7364Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

7:10-7:30 IDO TECHNICAL UPDATE and SMALL AREA AMENDMENTS.Rene’ Horvath; TRNA, Michael Voorhees, Jane Baechle; SFVNA and Elizabeth Haley PHCA


The Inter-Coalition Council (ICC) has submits comments regarding the cases to be heard by the Environmental Planning Commission on January 11, 2024 and January 18, 2024. This Thursday, January 11th, 2024, the EPC will be reviewing IDO City wide amendments and the 2 small area amendments: the Rail Trail and to remove the Volcano Heights Urban Center prohibition on Drive throughs. Luckily staff is recommending denial of the amendment to remove the prohibition on drive thru's on Volcano Mesa.

The other important issue are: (1) Proposals to reduce the notification distance for Neighborhood Associations from 660 ft to 330 ft, (2) to allow staff to “edit” the IDO outside of the yearly review process, and (3) to eliminate the adjacency rule regarding notification. For those who plan to write a short letter to meet the 48 hour rule, those letters were due on Jan. 9th by 8:30 AM Please send letters for the January 18th meeting by 8:30 AM to Alfredo Sala & Megan

Jones. and EPC Chair Shaffer abctoz@cabq.gov

Please see the EPC Jan. 11, 2024 agenda in the first attachment.

Rene Horvath distributed a summary of the Dec. 14th EPC Hearing. - Look at pg.3 that explains the discussion on the notification amendments.

The WSCONA Land Committee and ICC working Group Members don’t support the EPC Review and decision of IDO amendments during or after the holidays. The Amendment requiring referral to Tribal Nations for development next to the Petroglyph National Monument and the Albuquerque Indian School Area will be reviewed on January 18 . (Fiebelkorn is the sponsor) . Vote on WSCONA resolution to Support the EPC Comments. Please see attached Resolution for Details

7:30-7:45 CIBOLA LOOP NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION - NOTICE OF EPC MEETING - PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT BY MODULUS ARCHITECTURAL FIRM - CONTAINS ZOOM DETAILS. A copy of the notice is attached.

7:45-7:55 The Cibola Loop NA is asking for phone calls to support the next phase of the proposed Multigenerational Center

7:55-8:00 Recent LNG Developments

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8:00-8:15 PM Executive Committee Reports —Scheduled public meetings and deadlines for comments or participation regarding City and County initiatives

8:15 Adjourn to next meeting Attachments:

  1. Comments to the EPC January 11, 2024 Hearing (ICC Working Group, WSCONA Land Committee Members; Sundry of Comments from EPC December Meeting.

  2. WSCONA Resolution for Small text Amendments to The WSCONA Bylaws

  3. WSCONA Resolution to Support ICC and WSCONA Comments

  4. Cibola Loop EPC Notification; CIBOLA Loop Support for Multigenerational Center

  5. WSCONA LNG Comments

The Following is a sampling of upcoming events on this months Bernalillo County Office of Neighborhood Coordination news letter and may be of interest for our members save the date calendars

JANUARY 13, 10 am, free. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march from University & MLK to the Civic Plaza. Speakers and activities on Civic Plaza.

JANUARY 13, 11 am, free. New Mexico's Spanish & Mexican Land Grants: An Enduring Legacy presented by former state historian Robert Torrez. Guiterrez- Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW, 244-0507. More info from DavidOttaviano, dottaviano@bernco.gov.

JANUARY 16, Opening day of the New Mexico Legislature. More information daily at nmlegis.gov.

JANUARY 30, APS Main Office. The Public invited to come meet finalists for APS Superintendent.

JANUARY 30, 6-7 pm, free for members but $10 others. Jayne Aubele speaks on New Mexico Geologic Landscape and its Effect on our Culture and Social History. NM Museum of Art in Santa Fe. Sponsored by Historic Santa Fe.

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