City Purchased Tents Proposed For “Safe Outdoor Spaces”; “Tent City’s” Will Destroy City’s Permanent Housing Efforts ; Scant Evidence Found On How Permanent Homeless Shelters Affect Surrounding Community; Safe Outdoor Spaces Will Make City “Land of Encampments”

The Homeless Coordinating Council (HCC) is a collaborative body made up of members from the City of Albuquerque, the County of Bernalillo, and the Board of Regents of the University of New Mexico. The HCC’s purpose is to deliver a … Continue reading

Albuquerque Journal Editorial “18 MORE CORONADO PARKS? Sanctioned encampments are supposed to clean up city, not sacrifice areas”; Sanctioned Encampments Will Jeopardize Federal Funding; “Women Taking Back Our Neighborhoods” Announces Protest

On Sunday, June 19, the Albuquerque Journal published an editorial on the City Council’s and Mayor Keller’s recent enactment and support of “Safe Outdoor Spaces” to deal with the homeless and to provide city sanctioned homeless encampments. Following is the … Continue reading

Another Murder At Coronado Park; Park Is Symbol Of Tim Keller’s Failure To Deal With Homeless Crisis; City Council Should Declare Coronado Park A Public Nuisance, Enact Resolution Calling For Permanent Closure And Fencing Off With A Rededication Of Purpose

On June 14, it was reported that the Albuquerque Police Department was called out to Coronado Park investigate a shooting that left a man dead. The Albuquerque Fire Rescue (AFR) was contacted around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday morning about a man … Continue reading

Council Votes To Allow “Safe Outdoor Spaces” For Homeless; City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn Brushes Off With Sexist Remark Constituent Asking For Help; Contact City Councilors, Voice Opinion, Demand Another Vote With Fair Hearing

There are two separate city council amendments offered to the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) to try and deal with unlawful the homeless encampment’s with the use of city sanctioned encampments. The amendments will create two new “land use” zoning areas … Continue reading

An Open Letter To All City Counselors: Vote “NO” On “Living lots” And “Safe Outdoor Spaces”; Campus Model Is Better Alternative; Council Needs Conduct City Wide Survey On What Public Wants

On June 6, 2022, the Albuquerque City Council is scheduled to consider at its last regularly scheduled meeting before it takes a summer break until August two amendments to the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO). The amendments will create two new … Continue reading

Guest Column By Valere McFarland, Ph.D : “Housing Best Solution To Solve Homeless Crisis, Not City Sanctioned Homeless Encampments”; City To Purchase Tents; Council Needs To Vote NO Rejecting “Living Lots” and “Safe Outdoor Spaces”

The Albuquerque City Council is proposing to create two new “land use” zoning areas to allow 2 separate types of city sanctioned homeless encampments in all 9 city council districts for a total of 18 city sanctioned homeless encampments. Both … Continue reading