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2019 Regular Local Election - Nov. 5

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The first-of-its-kind 2019 regular local election is underway with in-person absentee and early voting. The election is the result of the Local Election Act of 2018 and is bigger than you think. Click on the image for more information, voting locations, a sample ballot and more.

Bernalillo County Assessor’s Office Delivers the Property Tax Schedule

Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings has signed and delivered the 2019 property tax schedule for all real and personal property subject to property taxation, to the County Treasurer’s Office. This necessary process allows the treasurer to calculate and mail out the property tax bills in December of 2019. These assessed values are based upon market conditions as of January 1, 2019.

2019 Property Tax Delay

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2019 will be an unusual year for property taxes due to HB 407! Make sure you are informed about this year's changes!

BernCo's Animal Care and Resource Center

Animal Shelter Rendering
The new BernCo Animal Care and Resource Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays with adoptions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center will be closed on Sundays, Mondays and all Bernalillo County holidays.

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Beginning Oct. 18, 2019, inmates and their family and friends have a new way to conduct video visitation at the Metropolitan Detention Center. The entire facility has undergone an upgrade to the visitation system, installing new tablet monitors. The new tablet monitors replace the original video visitation system put in place when the facility opened back in 2003.
The Bernalillo County Commission approved amendments to the newly enacted paid time off ordinance.
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On Oct. 15 the Bernalillo County Commission approved the minimum wage cost of living increase from $9.05 to $9.20 per hour. The increase will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Bernalillo County Assessor Tanya R. Giddings has signed and delivered the 2019 property tax schedule for all real and personal property subject to property taxation, to the County Treasurer’s Office. This necessary process allows the County Treasurer to calculate and mail out the property tax bills in December of 2019. These assessed values are based upon market conditions as of January 1, 2019.
Bernalillo County invites the community to attend a weeds maintenance and management planning meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the South Valley Multipurpose Community Center, 2008 Larrazolo Road SW.
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BernCo Clerk Linda Stover reminds voters that absentee ballot applications are being accepted for the Nov. 5 regular local election. “By law, an absentee ballot may be cast by any eligible voter for any reason,” says Clerk Stover. “The convenience is that you can vote by mail and of course it’s a necessity for those who are temporarily out of town.” Voters who wish to vote absentee must request an absentee ballot application between now and Oct. 31.
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The community within Bernalillo County has joined efforts to address suicide. On average, one person dies by suicide every 19 hours, in New Mexico. The Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services is committed to the reduction of suicidal thoughts and behaviors with mental health support and treatment.
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Bernalillo County is soliciting bids from general contractors for construction services for the Tiny Home Village and the Albuquerque Indian Center Project. The Tiny Home Village pilot project will help to fill the gaps of transitional housing that is currently lacking in the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.
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Read a proposed amendment to the adopted paid time off ordinance and leave a public comment.
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On Aug. 20 the BernCo Commission approved a paid time off ordinance that will mandate business owners in the unincorporated areas of the county, with two or more employees, to provide paid leave. The ordinance will take effect on July 1, 2020.

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Registration is open for the 6th Annual BernCo Sugar Skull Fun Run. The Dia de los Muertos-themed race will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27 and begins at 9 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 Fourth Street SW. The ‘Muerto Market’ and festivities will continue until 2 p.m.
Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca reads the children's book "Mother Bruce" to a dozen children at PB&J Services in the South Valley. Located in Albuquerque, N.M., PB&J Family Services is a nationally accredited agency offering therapeutic counseling, support, parenting education, early intervention and prevention and case management services to at-risk children within their families.
On Oct. 9, 2019, students from the Valley High School Woods and Metals class were honored for building wooden urns for 22 unclaimed veterans who were interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Sept. 26 as part of the Forgotten Heroes program.
The Bernalillo County Clerk's Office reminds you to vote this November 5 in the local election concerning education and AMAFCA. Absentee ballots will be mailed out October 8, early voting begins on October 19. Got to www.bernco.gov/elections for more information.
On Thursday, Sept. 26, the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services, in conjunction with Bernalillo County and Daniels Family Funeral Services, held a Memorial Burial Ceremony at the Santa Fe National Cemetery for 22 veterans who had come through the county’s Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program.
On September 19, 2019, Bernalillo County laid to rest 80 unclaimed and indigent residents at a community memorial burial service. Bernalillo County administers the Unclaimed/Indigent Cremation Program for deceased persons who have passed away within the geographical boundaries of Bernalillo County.
The Behavioral Health Initiative, working with the Planning and Development Services Department created an App that will help track "Sharps" needles that have been either discarded or placed in drop boxes located around the City and the County. This is a collaborative effort that includes the County, the City of Albuquerque, local neighborhood groups including the Bernalillo County Health Council and the State of New Mexico.
Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce interviews Pamela Klenck, the Delinquent Accounts Supervisor about rules and regulations concerning delinquent property taxes.
Did you know Bernalillo County has instituted a ban on the use of glyphosate? County efforts to maintain weed growth include large-scale machine mowing and the traditional hand tools and pulling methods.
Residents need to be aware that weed growth on their own property, including the setback area (that portion of public land along the road between the private property line and the curb or pavement that is driven by automotive traffic, Bernalillo County Code Section 66-225 (c)), needs to be maintained by the residents themselves.
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  • Early Voting: 19 Early Voting Convenience Centers (EVCCs) are open October 19th - November 2nd, Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This year’s election consolidates the following local governments on one Bernalillo County ballot: City of Albuquerque, Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Village of Tijeras, Albuquerque Public Schools, Central New Mexico Community College, Ventana West Public Improvement District, Paradise Hills Special Zoning District, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District, Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District, Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority.
    Various Locations, please see link
    10/21/2019 8:00 AM - 10/21/2019 5:00 PM

  • Join us for pickleball Mondays through Saturdays at Los Vecinos Community Center!
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 1/2 Old Hwy 66, Tijeras
    10/21/2019 9:00 AM - 10/21/2019 12:00 PM

  • It's not too late to join in! Seniors 50 and older can participate in FREE ukulele classes every Monday until Nov. 4 at the Rio Bravo Senior Meal Site. Call (505) 288-0801 or 897-8896 with questions.
    Rio Bravo Senior Meal Site, 3910 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105
    10/21/2019 10:00 AM - 10/21/2019 11:00 AM

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