City of Albuquerque
File #: R-15-179   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 3/16/2015 In control: City Council
Final action: 4/6/2015
Enactment date: 4/20/2015 Enactment #: R-2015-031
Title: Naming The Central & Unser Library The "Central & Unser - Patrick J. Baca Library" (Sanchez, Benton, Pe?a)
Sponsors: Isaac Benton, Klarissa J. Peña
Attachments: 1. R-179, 2. R-179Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
4/20/2015 City Clerk Published  Action details
4/18/2015 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
4/13/2015 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
4/6/2015 City Council PassedPass Action details
3/16/2015 City Council Introduced  Action details
3/16/2015 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details

COUNCIL BILL NO. R-15-179 ENACTMENT NO. ______________________

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

Naming The Central & Unser Library The "Central & Unser - Patrick J. Baca Library" (Sanchez, Benton, Pe?a)
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque Library Board voted unanimously on March 5, 2015 at their regularly scheduled board meeting to name the Central & Unser Library the "Central & Unser - Patrick J. Baca Library." The full service library is scheduled to open to the public in April of 2015; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Baca selflessly served the Westside Community and City of Albuquerque throughout his life, promoting family, community and education; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Baca was among the first group of citizens to serve as city councilors after Albuquerque adopted a new charter in 1974 and a mayor/city council form of government; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Baca represented District 1 from 1974 to 1989, and went on to serve as a Bernalillo County commissioner from 1990 to 1994; and
WHEREAS, as a city councilor and county commissioner he was at the forefront of developing essential quality of life projects such as the Albuquerque Open Space Program, the Albuquerque Museum, libraries and zoo; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Baca dedicated his life to educating children as a teacher and principal with the Albuquerque Public Schools. As a school principal, Mr. Pat Baca was known for presenting a book to every child on his or her birthday; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Baca has been described by his family, friends and colleagues as a "Renaissance Man," well-read, witty, loving, very serious and a very hard worker; and
WHEREAS, education was Mr. Baca's first and greatest passion, himself attending St. Joseph's College in Albuquerque on the GI Bill and earning a bachelor of...

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