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Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners 

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Authorization

NMSA 4-38-1

Purpose

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners consists of five elected members who are each limited to two, four-year terms. Each commissioner represents one of the county’s five districts. Commissioners are responsible to voters; however their duties are defined and controlled by state law.

  • Serves as the County Canvassing Board (for elections), Board of Finance (for county funds) and Zoning Board (for zoning approvals, hearings and appeals).
  • Has final authority for county government budget.
  • Affirm property tax rates and has the power to levy special taxes (gross receipts, hospital tax, road levies, gasoline tax, liquor excise tax, and other).
  • Issues general obligation bonds after voter approval.
  • Determines county appropriations and expenditures.
  • Passes ordinances and resolutions (local laws).
  • Develops joint projects and agreements with other government entities.
  • Makes appointments to various boards and commissions.
  • Creates fire districts and levies fire protection tax.
  • Establishes zoning and business regulations.

Current Membership

Representing Name 
District 1  Debbie O'Malley
District 2 Steven Michael Quezada
District 3 James Collie
District 4 (Chair) Lonnie Talbert
District 5 (Vice Chair) Charlene Pyskoty

Contact

Julie Anne Baca, Commission Administrator, (505) 468-7083

 

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Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual meeting for the To’hajiilee Water Project Task Force on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

The meeting is available via Microsoft Teams.
Dial In: +1 5... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual meeting for the Homeless Coordinating Council on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.

The meeting is available via Zoom at https://cabq.zoom.us/j/9186212212... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual meeting for the To’hajiilee Water Project Task Force on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 a.m.

The meeting is available via Microsoft Teams.

Dial In: +1 505-... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual meeting for the Homeless Coordinating Council on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.

The meeting is available via Zoom at

https://cabq.zoom.us/j/91862122122... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual meeting for the Homeless Coordinating Council on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.

The meeting is available via Zoom at

https://cabq.zoom.us/j/91862122122... Read More


 

 

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Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual meeting for the Homeless Coordinating Council on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.

The meeting is available via Zoom at:
https://cabq.zoom.us/j/918621221... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual work session in regards to the 2021 Federal Legislative Priorities on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 at 10 a.m.

The meeting is being hosted via Microsoft Teams

Joi... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual meeting for the Homeless Coordinating Council on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 at 9 a.m.

The meeting is available via Zoom at

https://cabq.zoom.us/j/91862122122?p... Read More


 

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Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a Tiny Home Village presentation today, Monday. Aug. 24, 2020 at 11 a.m.

The presentation is being held at the Albuquerque Indian Center located at 105 Texas St. SE,... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual meeting for the Homeless Coordinating Council on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 at 9 a.m.

The meeting is available via Zoom at

https://cabq.zoom.us/j/91862122122?pw... Read More


*Please be advised that today’s groundbreaking event has been canceled due to an abundance of caution, related to increased COVID-19 concerns state-wide.*

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a gr... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a virtual Homeless Shelter Working Group on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.

In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners will be attending a video presentation hosted by WESST regarding programs assisting small businesses on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10 a.m.

In response to the governor’s declar... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a meeting regarding COVID-19 today, Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Gove... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners will be attending the Tiny Home Village groundbreaking event on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10 a.m.

The event will be held at the Albuquerque Indian Center located at 105 Texas St. SE... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners will be attending the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association Luncheon on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.

The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Uptown located at... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners will be attending a press conference hosted by the City of Albuquerque pertaining to the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at 11 a.m.

The press conferenc... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the memorial services of City Councilor Ken Sanchez as scheduled below.

  • Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Churc... Read More

Beginning Jan.1, 2020, retailers in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County, outside the city limits of Albuquerque and the village limits of Tijeras and Los Ranchos, will be required to stop providing plastic single-use carryout bags and singl... Read More


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Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners will be attending a meeting with the University of New Mexico Hospital to discuss projections on future pediatric, adult and geriatric demands for behavioral health services on Thur... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners will be attending a holiday luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

The lunch will be held at Cracker Barrel located at 5700 Redlands Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120.

No action... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the following Bernalillo County 2020 Capital Outlay Work Sessions scheduled for

  • Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 from noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov.6, 2019 from noon &nd... Read More

The Bernalillo County Commission approved amendments to the newly enacted paid time off ordinance.

The new amendments are as follows:

The requirement to provide paid time off shall be enacted via three incremental increases per year, over three years, ... Read More


Sept. 24, 2019

 

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Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners will be attending the Bernalillo County Indigent Burial Memorial ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

This ceremony will be held at Fairview Memorial Park located at 700... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may attend the Maravilla Ball on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m.

This event will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

No ... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be present for the Bernalillo County Government Center Work Session on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 3 p.m.

The work session will be held in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Governm... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may attend a Behavioral Health Work Study Session on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 3 p.m. to discuss plans and priorities moving forward with the Behavioral Health Initiative.

The session... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may attend 16th Annual New Mexico Governor’s Charity Ball on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 5 p.m.

The event will take place at Isleta Resort and Casino located at 11000 Broadway... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may attend a Behavioral Health Work Study Session on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss plans and priorities moving forward with the Behavioral Health Initiative.

The ses... Read More


Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners will be attending an informational work session regarding the Bernalillo County Government Center on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 9 a.m.

The work session will take place in the Albuque... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending an emergency management training for elected officials and upper management on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at 8 a.m. T

he training will take place in the Joint County Comm... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be present at the 10th Annual Spirit of New Mexico Awards ceremony on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the Sandia Golf Club located at 30 Rain... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be present at the grand opening of the Bernalillo County Animal Care and Resource Center on Monday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m. The event will take place at 3001 2nd Street SW, Albuquerq... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be present at the grand opening of the Garfield Middle School Food Pantry on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. The event will take place at Garfield Middle School located at 35... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be present at the Bernalillo County Youth Sports Commission meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the La Luz conference room at Nusenda Cre... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may attend a news conference regarding the Tiny Home Village Project on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. The news conference will take place at Albuquerque Indian Center located a... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may attend the following events:

  • The 11th Annual Blue Mass ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 at noon. The ceremony will take place at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church located at 5... Read More

Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the NAIOP luncheon today, Aug. 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Albuquerque Hotel, 1201 Louisiana Blvd. NE.

No action will be taken by the commissioners during this... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the Tiny Home Village Project meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at Union Square located at 111 Union Square SE, Albuquerque, NM... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the swearing-in ceremony for the Bernalillo County Fire Chief on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Bernalillo County Fire Station 38... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the memorial service for fallen firefighter Nathan Urbany on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 9 a.m. The services will be held at the Bernalillo County Fire Station 30 l... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the North American River Otter ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium located at 2601 ... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners have been invited and may attend a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department news conference on Thursday, May 31. BCSO has announced that it will be receiving a national award.


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the fallen officer memorial ceremony on Friday, May 4, 2018 at noon. The ceremony will be held on the plaza at One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

No action w... Read More


At its March 27 administrative meeting, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners proclaimed March 31, 2018, as César Chávez Day and encouraged all Bernalillo County residents to serve the community in his name and live by his vision... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Mountain View Club on Kirtland Air Force Base.

No ac... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners will be attending an upcoming behavioral health-related news conference on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

The event will take place at the PB&J Family Services located at 1... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a news conference for the La Promesa Early Learning Center on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. The event will take place at La Promesa Early Learning Center Charte... Read More


Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending Bernalillo County Day at the New Mexico Legislature on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event will be held at the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa F... Read More


 Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending the University of New Mexico Regents meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at 1 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Bobo Room (3rd floor) of Hodgin Hall on th... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Please be advised that three or more Bernalillo County commissioners may be attending a Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at noon. The luncheon will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 1901 Univers... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

Bernalillo County is considering researching public-private partnerships as an option in its pursuit of a building facility that will consolidate its downtown offices and services. Two downtown buildings, Alvarado Square and the Galeria, have been ev... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

PUBLIC NOTICE: 

Please be advised that three Bernalillo County commissioners will be traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the 2016 National Association of Counties Legislative Conference. Each commissioner will be traveling separately, but may ... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

On Jan. 29, 2016,  Bernalillo County Commissioners Wayne Johnson and Maggie Hart Stebbins will be installed as honorary commanders of Kirtland Air Force Base.  Johnson and Hart Stebbins will join 39 other community leaders, who have been se... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners has approved a list of capital outlay priorities that the county is asking the New Mexico Legislature to fund during its 2016 session that begins in Santa Fe on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Capital outlay funds are th... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

District 2 Commissioner Art De La Cruz is the new chair of the Bernalillo County Commission.

District 5 Commissioner Wayne Johnson is the new vice chair.

De La Cruz and Johnson will serve in their respective leadership capacities for the 2016 calendar ... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

The Bernalillo County Commission on Nov. 20 appointed Ken Martinez as Bernalillo County attorney in a 5-0 vote.

Current county attorney Randy Autio is retiring. His last day on the job is today.

“Mr. Martinez brings a wealth of litigation ex... Read More


Board of County Commissioners

The Bernalillo County Commission on Nov. 10, 2015 appointed Idalia Lechuga-Tena to fill a vacancy in state House District 21, located in Albuquerque’s Southeast Heights.

The commission voted 3-2 on the appointment. Commissioners Art De La Cruz, ... Read More


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News
  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Code of Conduct Review Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at 9 a.m. In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this meeting will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. This meeting is open to the public and constituents are encouraged to participate. Dial-In: 1-505-225-7962 Conference ID: 854 748 104# Please see the attached agenda.
    Time:
    12/1/2020 9:00 AM

  • Notice is hereby given that the County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the City/County Building, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level Two, One Civic Plaza NW, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9 a.m. Please see the attached agenda.
    Time:
    12/2/2020 9:00 AM

  • Location:
    One Civic Plaza NW, 10th Floor, Conference Room B
    Time:
    12/8/2020 4:00 PM

Upcoming Events
  • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Code of Conduct Review Board will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at 9 a.m. In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this meeting will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. This meeting is open to the public and constituents are encouraged to participate. Dial-In: 1-505-225-7962 Conference ID: 854 748 104# Please see the attached agenda.
    Time:
    12/1/2020 9:00 AM

  • Notice is hereby given that the County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at the City/County Building, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level Two, One Civic Plaza NW, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9 a.m. Please see the attached agenda.
    Time:
    12/2/2020 9:00 AM

  • Location:
    One Civic Plaza NW, 10th Floor, Conference Room B
    Time:
    12/8/2020 4:00 PM

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