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File #: O-11-57   
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 5/11/2011 In control: City Council
Final action: 6/6/2011
Enactment date: 6/10/2011 Enactment #: O-2011-015
Title: Proclaiming Hazardous Fire Conditions And Severe Drought Conditions In The City Of Albuquerque That Endanger The Health Safety And Welfare Of The Citizens; Imposing Restrictions And Establishing Penalties On The Use Of Fireworks Within The City Of Albuquerque And Declaring An Emergency (Sanchez, Jones)
Sponsors: Ken Sanchez, Trudy E. Jones
Attachments: 1. O-57.pdf, 2. O-57final.pdf, 3. O-57Enacted.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
6/10/2011 City Clerk Published  Action details
6/9/2011 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
6/9/2011 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
6/6/2011 City Council Do PassPass Action details
5/16/2011 City Council Introduced  Action details
5/16/2011 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
NINETEENTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. O-11-57 ENACTMENT NO. _____________________

SPONSORED BY: Ken Sanchez, Trudy Jones


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Proclaiming Hazardous Fire Conditions And Severe Drought Conditions In The City Of Albuquerque That Endanger The Health Safety And Welfare Of The Citizens; Imposing Restrictions And Establishing Penalties On The Use Of Fireworks Within The City Of Albuquerque And Declaring An Emergency (Sanchez, Jones)
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PROCLAIMING HAZARDOUS FIRE CONDITIONS AND SEVERE DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE THAT ENDANGER THE HEALTH SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE CITIZENS; IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS AND ESTABLISHING PENALTIES ON THE USE OF FIREWORKS WITHIN THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
Section 1. FINDINGS. The Council finds:
A. The Council has held a hearing pursuant to Section 60-2C-8.1, NMSA 1978 and determined that fireworks restrictions should be imposed within the City of Albuquerque based on current drought indices published by the National Weather Service and the findings that follow.
B. The City has not had any measurable precipitation over 70 days as measured by the National Weather Service rain gauge located at the Albuquerque International Airport “Sunport”.
C. The National Weather Service has recorded significant precipitation deficits at the Sunport as measured from October, 2010 through March, 2011, a departure of -1.67 inches from normal.
D. The National Weather Service has declared severe drought conditions exist throughout Central New Mexico to include the Albuquerque area.
E. The United States Forest Service has, as of April 6, 2011, imposed “Stage I” fire restrictions in the Cibola National Forest - Sandia Ranger District, and predicts limited precipitation and “above normal” temperature for the upcoming months of May, June and July.
F. The affect...

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