County Spotlight Commissioner Debbie O’Malley, Albuquerque City Councilor Diane Gibson and community members are advocating for the planning and development of a tiny home village public housing concept to reduce homelessness in the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County metro area. The Bernalillo County Commission voted to nominate James P. White as the county’s nominee to fill the New Mexico state Senate District 19 seat vacated earlier this year by Sue Wilson Beffort who decided to not seek re-election after a state senate career that began in 1997. The Bernalillo County Commission has approved the creation of Santolina Public Improvement Districts 1 through 40, which are political subdivisions of the state, separate from county government. The Bernalillo County Commission has approved a $36.255 million bond package that will be added to the ballot this November for voter approval.On Aug. 23, the Bernalillo County Commission passed a resolution that will place a non-binding question on the November 2016 ballot asking residents if they would like the opportunity to vote on the future of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) Project.Bernalillo County’s Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the public to a community meeting Wednesday night about future improvements to county facilities including the South Valley Pool, Rio Bravo Senior Meal Site, South Valley Park, South Valley Little League, South Valley Skate Park and the South Valley Dog Park. The Treasurer’s Office has received calls recently from worried taxpayers who have been contacted by persons claiming that a warrant has been issued to the homeowner for non-payment of taxes. The con artists also say that they will be coming by the home to pick up the payment or partial payment.The county, in conjunction with Daniels Family Funeral Services, will honor Bernalillo County unclaimed and indigent residents with a public memorial burial ceremony this Friday. Please click on the image above or go to www.bernco.gov/dogheadfire to see a compilation of information and resources for the Dog Head Fire. This page will be updated as new information becomes available.Beginning Monday July 11, the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office will accept new passport applications. The United States Department of State designated the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office as a passport acceptance facility to help meet high demand in the Albuquerque metropolitan area.The county’s Public Works Division is undertaking a construction project that will result in a four-month relocation of the county Assessor’s Office. The Assessor’s Office will open a temporary customer service center in Downtown Albuquerque at 415 Tijeras Ave. NW on Tuesday, May 3. The temporary office is directly east, across Fifth Street, from the permanent location.