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BernCo Thanks Community for Generosity During Dog Head Fire
Bernalillo County wishes to express its gratitude for the BernCo businesses and residents, as well as nearby communities who provided a wealth of donations and aid to support evacuees and fire personnel during the Dog Head Fire. Amongst the large-scale support given were gift cards, bottled water, fundraisers, food and beverages, discounts and cash aid. The total assistance measured thousands of dollars’ worth of much needed supplies, cash and man-hours.
McClendon Lawsuit Settlement Agreement Approved
A federal judge has approved a major agreement which could help resolve the 21-year-old class action lawsuit against the county over living conditions at the Metropolitan Detention Center. Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker approved a settlement agreement in the McClendon case earlier this week. The agreement outlines how the county’s significant progress will be monitored in the areas of population, mental health and medical services. Experts in these areas will continue to provide oversight.
Dog Head Fire Proclamation
At its June 28, 2016 meeting, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners honored the employees who provided critical support of the county's response to the Dog Head Fire and declares that Wednesday, August 17, 2016 will be known as "Bernalillo County Dog Head Appreciation Day."
The Bernalillo County Commission approved an administrative resolution establishing a voluntary ban on the use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County, outside the city limits of Albuquerque. The fire danger across Bernalillo County is expected to be high in the coming weeks. The Sandia Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest has been under a Stage 1 fire restrictions since June 18, 2016, and is currently at a “high” fire danger level.
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Appointments have been made for four behavioral health committees, charged with recommending the direction of the Behavioral Health Initiative, and the spending of the $17 million gross receipts tax for mental health services.
BernCo’s 2016 Summer Lunch Program Starts June 1
Bernalillo County’s 2016 Summer Lunch Program gets under way June 1 at 51 locations throughout the county, offering free healthy meals to children and teens at churches, parks, community centers, apartment complexes and other locations. Vista Grande Community Center in the East Mountains has been added as a new location this year. Bernalillo County will provide nearly 150,000 meals this year. No registration is required for the program, which runs from June 1 to Aug. 5.
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.

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In January 2016, work began on the Lomas Chiller Plant, a new water conservation project at the UNM North Golf Course Urban Open Space that will save as much as 14 million gallons of water per year, dramatically reducing the amount of water pumped from Albuquerque’s aquifer for irrigation at the golf course.
Party season is here! Parents, don't be a party to underage drinking. Parents Who Host, Lose the Most.
Join Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation for ‘Teen 3 on 3’ basketball Friday nights from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd SW. The program is free to any kids ages 12 to 19.
Watch this video to see Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins talk with experts about the epidemic of heroin and opiate addiction in our community.
Watch this video to learn all about what the ABC Community School Partnership does and what it means for children in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. The group is a collaborative efffort of Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque and Albuquerque Public Schools.
Join the Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation team this summer! Call (505) 314-0400 for information.
Watch this video from the Bernalillo County Clerk's Office to learn how to become a poll official and get involved in the election process in Bernalillo County.
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Debbie O'Malley

Debbie O'MalleyDistrict 1

Art De La Cruz

Art De La CruzDistrict 2

Maggie Hart Stebbins

Maggie Hart StebbinsDistrict 3

Lonnie C. Talbert

Lonnie C. TalbertDistrict 4

Wayne Johnson

Wayne JohnsonDistrict 5

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