Monday, March 04, 2013
Commission Vice Chair Debbie O’Malley today urged neighborhoods to take action and make their opinions known about the recent decision to cancel a traffic roundabout project at the intersection of Rio Grande Boulevard and Candelaria Road N.W.
Commissioner O’Malley’s statement is below:
“I recognize that the announcement this week that the city has decided not to go forward with the roundabout at the request of newly appointed City Councilor Roxanna Meyers was a major disappointment to the neighborhood associations and individuals who have worked so hard to make this project a reality for so many years,” Commissioner O’Malley said. “I want everyone to know that I still support this project and that I will do what I can to move it forward.
“I also encourage everyone and every neighborhood association in the area who has supported the roundabout to make their voices heard. Whether or not you took the survey on Councilor Meyer’s website, please take the time to contact her office again, as well as the Mayor of Albuquerque. Let them know how important the roundabout is to you and why.
"I will continue to do whatever I can to make this project a reality, but the Councilor and the City of Albuquerque need to know just how many people and neighborhood organizations who live in the area of Candelaria and Rio Grande support the roundabout. Speak up and let them know this project is important, and I will do the same. “
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