City of Albuquerque
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File #: M-14-6   
Type: Memorial Status: Failed
File created: 9/15/2014 In control: City Council
Final action: 10/6/2014
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: F/S Supporting Bernalillo County's Adoption Of Two Propositions Placing Advisory Questions On The November 4, 2014 General Election Ballot: First, The Proposition Asking Voters Whether The County Should Impose A One-Eighth Of One Percent County Gross Receipts Tax For Behavioral Health Services For Adults And Children In The Albuquerque; And, Second, The Proposition Asking Voters Whether They Support State And Local Efforts To Decriminalize Possession Of One Ounce Or Less Of Marijuana (Pe?a, Benton, Sanchez)
Attachments: 1. M-6, 2. M-6fs
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
10/6/2014 City Council Postponed as Substituted  Action details
10/6/2014 City Council SubstitutedPass Action details
10/6/2014 City Council Passed as SubstitutedFail Action details
9/15/2014 City Council Introduced  Action details
9/15/2014 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-FIRST COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. F/S M-14-6 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa Pe?a, Isaac Benton, Ken Sanchez

MEMORIAL
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F/S Supporting Bernalillo County's Adoption Of Two Propositions Placing Advisory Questions On The November 4, 2014 General Election Ballot: First, The Proposition Asking Voters Whether The County Should Impose A One-Eighth Of One Percent County Gross Receipts Tax For Behavioral Health Services For Adults And Children In The Albuquerque; And, Second, The Proposition Asking Voters Whether They Support State And Local Efforts To Decriminalize Possession Of One Ounce Or Less Of Marijuana (Pe?a, Benton, Sanchez)
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WHEREAS, the City Council understands the critical need to expand behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services for adults and children residing in Bernalillo County; and
WHEREAS, the community must invest in prevention and intervention programs and accessible inpatient and outpatient mental health services. Without addressing these needs and the lack of other services such as services relating to homelessness, substance abuse and to the developmentally disabled, the problems in our community will persist; and
WHEREAS, families throughout the city struggle to find help for family members who suffer from the above-mentioned issues and are forced to deal with them alone. More often than not, the individual never receives the help they need and families anguish over how best to help their loved ones; and
WHEREAS, the Behavioral Health Task Force completed their deliberations on October 2, 2014 and prioritized the following services to address the critical behavioral health care needs in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County: A stabilization response center for those experiencing sub-acute symptoms of mental or behavioral health crisis; intensive case management services; and housing service; and
WHEREAS, a on...

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