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File #: R-20-116   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 11/16/2020 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amending R-17-233, Enactment Number R-2017-095, To Extend The Effective Date Of The Interim Procedures While The Neighborhood Association Recognition Ordinance Is Updated (Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-116
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-20-116 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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Amending R-17-233, Enactment Number R-2017-095, To Extend The Effective Date Of The Interim Procedures While The Neighborhood Association Recognition Ordinance Is Updated (Benton)
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WHEREAS, the City's Neighborhood Association Recognition Ordinance (NARO) provides a vehicle for the City to recognize neighborhood associations for the purpose of notifying associations about proposed City actions that may impact their neighborhood; and
WHEREAS, the provisions of the NARO do not have the scope or enforceability mechanisms to prevent the formation of new neighborhood associations that may create discord within the community and divide neighborhoods, which is contrary to the intent of the program; and
WHEREAS, R-17-233, Enactment Number R-2017-095, was approved by the Council on October 12, 2017 for the purpose of temporarily halting the formation of new recognized or non-recognized neighborhood associations with overlapping boundaries while the city evaluated the existing NARO and potential amendments thereto; and
WHEREAS, R-17-233, Enactment Number R-2017-095, and the associated temporary halt on the formation of new associations expires on December 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the temporary halt of new recognized or non-recognized neighborhood associations may limit associations in areas where coalitions are the only association and their bylaws may restrict participation; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Neighborhood Coordination is still in the process of working toward an improved NARO, and has completed the Neighborhood Engagement Process in order to develop a series of recommendations to support the update of the NARO; and
WHEREAS, a draft of a revised NARO is near completion, and it is the sponsor's intent to distribute the draft to neighborhood associations and coalit...

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