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File #: R-19-199   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 10/7/2019 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Adjusting The Fiscal Year 2020 General Fund Appropriations To Provide Funding For The Party Patrol Program (Winter, Jones, Sanchez)
Attachments: 1. R-199
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-19-199 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Brad Winter, Trudy E. Jones, Ken Sanchez


RESOLUTION
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Adjusting The Fiscal Year 2020 General Fund Appropriations To Provide Funding For The Party Patrol Program (Winter, Jones, Sanchez)
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WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque has as one of its goals to enhance local law enforcement efforts thereby providing for the public safety and welfare; and
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque is committed to providing law enforcement support to combat underage drinking by reducing alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and deaths; and
WHEREAS, 1,544 New Mexicans died from alcohol-related causes in 2018, up six percent from 2017; and
WHEREAS, the New Mexico Department of Health reports New Mexico has had the highest alcohol-related death rate of any U.S. state in recent decades; and
WHEREAS, one of the most abused drugs in the United States is alcohol that many people start using at a very young age; and
WHEREAS, one drink can impair decision-making and slow down reaction time; and
WHEREAS, underage drinking is linked to crime, violence, and safety concerns; and
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque Police Department's Party Patrol Program is a comprehensive enforcement, prevention, and educational program designed to prevent underage drinking and the severe consequences that can follow; and
WHEREAS, the Albuquerque Police Department reported October 1, 2019, that authorities are seeing an increase in dangerous crimes at house parties involving minors and state that house parties involving alcohol, involving uninvited guests and gun violence is a major problem they want to address; and
WHEREAS, in the past, the Party Patrol program has been hugely successful by reducing the number of "Minor in Possession" citations, reducing the sale of alcohol to minors by local vendors, and increasing felony arrests of adults who ...

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