FWNA Meeting #2 to Discuss State Fair Parking Issues on April 9th, 2019

Please join us for the second facilitated meeting regarding State Fair-related traffic issues in the Fair West Neighborhood. View 4/9 Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, April 9th 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the EXPO NM Alice K. Hoppes African American Pavilion, (free parking, enter gate 3 off Copper and proceed east) SEE MAP.

There were a number of issues concerning parking in the Fair West Neighborhood during the 2018 NM State Fair. FWNA has asked the Office of Neighborhood Coordination to facilitate a meeting to hear neighbors concerns so we can try to find viable solutions to this problem. Goals for meeting #2:

  • Hear feedback from CABQ Department of Municipal Development (DMD) and APD representatives regarding proposed remedies (from meeting #1 held 1/31/19) to what didn’t work well with 2018 State Fair traffic and parking in the Fair West neighborhood. Note: State Fair representatives will be unable to attend this meeting due to scheduling conflicts, however we agreed that after we hear from DMD & APD on April 9th, the facilitator will ask meeting participants if they have any requests of the State Fair regarding traffic and parking remedies for the 2019 Fair. The facilitator will include any requests in the meeting report, and we will hear feedback on those in meeting #3.
  • Begin to develop an action plan for our work together to address and resolve traffic and parking issues for the 2019 State Fair and beyond.

Important: If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the facilitator so she can prepare accordingly – Kathleen Oweegon – oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com, (505) 242-6141

We hope to see you there!

Summary of 1-31-19 FWNA Facilitated State Fair Traffic meeting #1 (PDF)
Report prepared by meeting facilitator Kathleen Oweegon

5 Easy Ways To Avoid The Use Of Roundup

Because Roundup is used so ubiquitously in homes and in agriculture, it can be difficult to avoid — but one easy way to cut down on your exposure to Roundup is to manage your lawn and garden without relying on herbicides.

You can use these five tips to keep your lawn looking lovely while avoiding harmful chemicals:

Meeting to Discuss State Fair Parking Issues on Jan 31st, 2019

Please Join Us on Thursday, Jan 31st 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the EXPO NM Alice K. Hoppes African American Pavilion, (free parking, enter gate 3 off Copper and proceed east) SEE MAP.

There were a number of issues concerning parking in the Fair West Neighborhood during the 2018 NM State Fair. FWNA has asked the Office of Neighborhood Coordination to facilitate a meeting to hear neighbors concerns so we can try to find viable solutions to this problem.

Goals of this meeting:

  • Learn what worked well and what didn’t work well with 2018 State Fair traffic and parking in the Fair West neighborhood
  • Begin to develop an action plan in collaboration with the City to remedy the challenges.

We want to hear from you:

  • What worked well with parking & traffic during the 2018 Fair?
  • What didn’t work well with parking & traffic during the 2018 Fair?
  • What can you do to help us complete our action plan?

Important: If you plan to attend, please RSVP to the facilitator so she can prepare accordingly – Kathleen Oweegon – oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com, (505) 242-6141

We hope to see you there!

 

Participate in APD’s Mission and Vision Update

What do you want to see Albuquerque Police Department prioritize? What does a successful police department look like to you? 

Take part in the process to update the mission statement and vision statement that guides APD’s work. Unique and various perspectives are critical to help inform the drafting of their updated mission and vision statement.

Your participation is important! APD is respectfully requesting support in two different ways:

1) complete a short, anonymous survey at https://www.research.net/r/L2R8ZMY

2) participate in a focus group

Date Time Location
Tuesday, September 25 6:00 p.m. Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina St NW
Wednesday, September 26 6:00 p.m. Alamosa Community Center,

6900 Gonzales Rd SW # C

Saturday, September 29 10:00 a.m. North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave NE
Wednesday, October 3 5:00 p.m. Freedom High School, 5200 Cutler Ave NE
Saturday, October 6 11:00 a.m. Highland High School, 4700 Coal Ave SE

Internal focus groups will be offered to APD personnel. Any input provided through a focus group and/or a survey response will be anonymous and the information collected will be analyzed and given consideration.

The Department will unveil its new mission and vision in early 2019. If at any time you would like to obtain feedback or updates, please reach out to Chris Sylvan of the APD Mission/Vision Ad Hoc Committee at csylvan@cabq.gov.

Fair West Parking Changes – 2018 New Mexico State Fair

Part of living in the Fair West Neighborhood is experiencing the sights and sounds of the NM State Fair. Due to rising costs, the city is no longer able to provide No Parking signs throughout the Fair West Neighborhood and parking passes for the neighbors. For the past couple of years, this has caused problems and confusion.


This year the FWNA board has collaborated with our city councilors and the mayor’s offices, APD and the EXPO NM to develop a strategy that we hope will work for all. The only parking signs will be No Event Parking signs at the entrances to the neighborhood on the North, East and South sides. Fair West neighbors will not receive passes but will but will be able to park on the street as usual.

APD will be creating a Parking Enforcement Team to parole and enforce any illegal parking. Report any parking problems by calling 311 or 242-COPS.

Please spread the word that the State Fair provides free, weekend Park & Ride service from the southwest lot of the Coronado Mall. See All NM State Fair Parking Options

Fair West Neighborhood Ice Cream Social 8/19

The Annual Ice Cream Social is on Sunday, August 19th between 3-5pm at Fox Memorial Park. Meet and mingle with neighbors and enjoy free ice cream.

FWNA Ice Cream Social
When: Sunday August 19th, 3-5pm
Where: Fox Memorial Park
Hope to see you!  Please share this with your neighbors.

Make sure your voice is heard this November; Paula has volunteered to help neighbors register to vote at this year’s event.

Help support the FWNA Ice Social, Scary Supper and other community projects. Donations in any amount are always appreciated.

Turn On Lights for NNO

One way to deter crime and show your support for National Night out is to leave your porch light on the night of August 7th. Porch lights that are on from dusk to dawn every night help keep neighborhoods safe. Use a compact fluorescent bulb or LED to keep energy costs low.

Security lights protect our homes. Well placed outdoor lighting can make our homes less desirable targets for criminals. Timers, motion detectors and photocells can be installed
to turn lights on and off automatically. Make sure the timer or photocell is compatible with your bulb. Interior lighting also discourages criminals from entering your home. Put one or two lamps on a timer and use efficient bulbs to save energy.

National Night Out On Tuesday August 7th
Join us in Fox Park for all age games at 6:00 pm
Come early, meet with neighbors and bring a picnic
Drinks and Watermelon Provided by FWNA