FWNA Board Meeting Sunday October 20th

The Fair West Neighbor Association Board Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 20th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Sundowner Apts. (front meeting room) at 6101 Central Ave NE, 87108.

The 10/20 board meeting has been opened up to Fair West neighbors to observe. The Office of Neighborhood Coordination has agreed to give us a facilitator to help with this new meeting format. Kathleen Oweegon, who helped us with the State Fair parking meetings, has agreed to be our facilitator.

Please RSVP to Kathleen Oweegon at (505) 242-6141 or oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com so she can set up properly for the amount of people who will be there. Thank you!

Itinerary includes:

  • A plan to update the bylaws
  • Approve a budget for the Scary Supper
  • Develop a process for expenditure reimbursement.
  • Approve of Neta from Kaps and Eric Sutton to the board

Sundowner Location

You Are Invited to Plan the Plan!

A public collaboration to design the Community Planning Area Assessments

The City of Albuquerque’s Planning Department is inviting the public to attend one of several “Plan the Plan” meetings to talk about how Community Planning Area assessments could and should work and to collect feedback that best represents our neighborhood and community’s needs.

Come and see initial results of the needs assessment that will help determine the order of which area goes first. Your input will help shape staff’s recommendation of the order to City Council, who will make the final decision.

The next Plan the Plan Meeting happening nearest to Fair West Neighborhood is:

Tuesday Oct 15th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International District Economic Development Center
111 Wyoming Blvd DE 87123

The City of Albuquerque is also offering civic skills workshops focused on the planning history and how Albuquerque has countered negative impacts of planning with economic development and Metropolitan Redevelopment projects along with a new zoning ordinance.

Thursday, Oct 24th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
NM Asian Family Center
115 Montclaire Dr SE 87108

Tuesday Oct 29th 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
International District Economic Development Center
111 Wyoming Blvd DE 87123

  • Lunch or Dinner will be served in the first 30 minutes of each session so be sure to arrive on time.
  • Activities for youth 6+ will be available.
  • Spanish interpretation will be available. If interpretation is needed for other languages, please contact Francine Pacheco at fpacheco@cabq.gov at least 48 hours before the meeting.


“Plan the Plan” flyer in English (PDF)
“Planear el Plan” volante en Español (PDF)

Can’t make any of these meeting dates or times? Send your ideas to abctoz@cabq.gov.  Or come meet with staff. (Friday afternoons are dedicated to “office hours.”

You’re Invited | District 6 Council Candidate Public Forum 10/10

Bring your questions and get to know our District 6 City Council candidates: Gina Naomi Dennis and Pat Davis.

The Nob Hill and University Heights Neighborhood Associations are hosting a public forum where you can meet the candidates and pose questions that are important to you. The forum will be conducted by the League of Women Voters.

District 6 Council Candidate Public Forum
Thursday, October 10th, at 6:00 pm
Monte Vista Christian Church [See Map].

The two candidates are:

  • Pat Davis, current City Councilor, has held the office since 2015.
  • Gina Naomi Dennis, president of District 6 Coalition, a coalition of the neighborhood associations in the council district.

Both candidates have qualified for the public option to finance their campaigns. They have satisfied the qualifying period and are official candidates.

Summary Notes from the FWNA / State Fair Parking Debriefing Meeting

Summary notes are now available from the facilitated debriefing meeting regarding State Fair-related traffic issues in the Fair West Neighborhood held on September 24th, 2019

Summary of 9-24-19 FWNA Facilitated State Fair Traffic Debriefing Meeting [PDF]

Goals of the 9/24 Debriefing Meeting

    • Debrief the impact of the agreed-upon parking and traffic relief measures during the 2019 State Fair. What did and did not work well.
    • Begin discussing what needs to happen prior to the 2020 State Fair

Reports prepared by meeting facilitator Kathleen Oweegon of Bridges of Peace. Please email her at oweegon@bridgesofpeace.com if you would like to be added to her email distribution list for future FWNA traffic meetings.

Next Parking Meeting is scheduled for April 2020. Time & location for next meeting TBD.
Sign up for FWNA announcements.

2019 Documents regarding on-street, permit-only parking for Fair West Neighborhood are posted on the Fair West Neighborhood Permit-Only Parking webpage.

FWNA / State Fair Parking Meeting | Tuesday 9/24

Please join us for the next meeting regarding State Fair-related traffic issues in the Fair West Neighborhood. View 9/24 Meeting Agenda [PDF]

The next facilitated meeting will be:

Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the Sundowner Apts. (front meeting room) at 6101 Central Ave NE, 87108

Goals of this meeting:

  • Debrief the impact of the agreed-upon parking and traffic relief measures during the 2019 State Fair. What did & did not work well?
  • Begin discussing what needs to happen prior to the 2020 State Fair

Sundowner Location

We hope to see you there!

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

See List of All Summary Documents

On-Street Permit-Only Parking for Fair West Neighborhood


Just in time for the 2019 State Fair, some residential streets in Fair West Neighborhood that are most impacted by non-resident traffic and street parking during events at EXPO New Mexico will have permit-only parking for residents and their visitors who wish to park on the street. If your address is on a street with permit parking restrictions, and you wish for you or your guests to park on the street, you must obtain a permit from the City of Albuquerque. CABQ allows 3 passes per residence: 2 homeowner passes and 1 visitor pass, or 1 homeowner pass and 2 visitor passes. The addresses that are included in permit-only parking are the following:

  • 200 through 900 blocks of CAGUA DR. NE
  • 200 through 900 blocks of LAGUAYRA DR. NE
  • 200 through 900 blocks of CARDENAS DR. NE
  • 200 through 900 blocks of VALENCIA DR. NE
  • 200 through 900 blocks of ALVARADO DR. NE

This solution was proposed by Fair West residents in a series of public community meetings, which began in January 2019, in collaboration with City Councilor Pat Davis and the City of Albuquerque (CABQ). This proposed solution passed with a majority of Fair West neighbors in the proposed permit-only parking area supporting the measure, using the CABQ permit parking petitioning process. Permit-only parking on the impacted streets will be in effect as of September 1, 2019.

The City of Albuquerque is making their staff available to distribute permits and visitor passes to Fair West residents on Saturday, August 24th from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm at the Sundowner Apartments, 6101 Central Ave NE.

Residents must complete the On-Street Parking Permit Application [PDF], and bring the following:

If the applicant is the Property Owner the following is required:

  • Valid Government issued ID Card
  • Current Motor Vehicle Registration for all vehicles requiring a permit
  • Proof of Ownership – a Utility Bill or Local Property Tax Bill

If the applicant is a Renter or Tenant the following is required:

  • Valid Government issued ID Card or Student ID Card
  • Current Motor Vehicle Registration for all vehicles requiring a permit. If not the vehicle owner, please provide a hand written letter from the vehicle owner that is signed along with a copy of the owner’s ID
  • Valid Lease or notarized letter from property owner verifying a tenant agreement
  • Proof of residency – a Utility Bill in your name – example: Cable, Cell phone, Electric, Gas, Internet, or a Paycheck Stub. Government correspondence or a Bank statement is also acceptable

If you are unable to attend the distribution on Saturday, 8/24, applications for on street parking permit(s) must be made in person at the Parking Division Office, Plaza Del Sol, 600 2nd Street NW, 5th Floor, Room #510. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm and closed 12 noon to 1 pm for lunch. Office telephone number is 505-924-3950.

Visitor Permits – are only valid within a two residential block radius of the property address. The visitor permit will not be replaced if it is lost or stolen. Both of these policies are strictly enforced.

All Parking Permits – must be placed on the driver’s side dash or adhered to the windshield to be visible for the City of Albuquerque’s Parking Enforcement Division.

Parking Permits are Non-Transferable – In the event the vehicle is sold, traded or salvaged the permit attached to the vehicle will need to be returned to the Parking Division to receive a replacement.

Rental Properties – The owners of rental properties are encouraged to establish as part of their tenant’s clearance procedures a process to retrieve parking permits from the vacating tenants of the rental property. Failure to retrieve permits may delay the issuance of new permits.

Outstanding or unpaid parking citations must be addressed before the City of Albuquerque can issue any permit(s).

This information may be found online here: https://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/residents/parking/on-street-parking-permit-application

Parking contact info is below and may also be found at this link: https://www.cabq.gov/municipaldevelopment/residents/parking/contact

Any questions should be directed to:

Parking Division Office
Department of Municipal Development
Phone: (505) 924-3950

Physical Address
600 2nd St. NW, Plaza Del Sol Building, Room 510
Albuquerque NM 87102

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque NM 87102